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Jennifer Evans' debut single "Bakkos" is experimental writing at its best

23 March 2016, 10:25 | Written by The Line of Best Fit

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)

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