Washington DC-born, Dublin-raised musician Jennifer Evans impresses with her experimental, though accessible debut track, "Bakkos".
Set in an imaginary, harrowing Bacchanalian court where the narrator passes self-judgment on their own indulgence, "Bakkos" hears tales of escaping from pain unravelling at an alarming rate from a cacophony of dissonant guitars, wild basslines, 8-bit synths, and manic drums.
There are moments where the elements sit in perfect harmony, often with plainsong-like chanting, only to be thrown against the wall in a burst of barmy creativity and passion.
Learning that Evans co-produced the track with Marc Pell (Michachu And The Shapes) and that she also recently supported Micachu makes a lot of sense; this is avant-garde writing made for those who, well, don't really like avant-garde.
It's pop music that's been digested and spat out - and it's utterly brilliant.
"Bakkos" is released on 6 May 2016 via Delphi. See Evans' live dates below.
You can also watch the video, directed by Matthew Stylianou, below:
24 - The Finsbury (on stage 8.15pm)
21 - 93 Feet East (on stage 8.15pm)