14 January 2015

Jo Hamilton announces European show and new album Fractals

Jo Hamilton European show new album Fractals

 Jo Hamilton announces European show and new album Fractals

Award winning Jo Hamilton is an enigma. Occasionally compared to Goldfrapp or even Bjork, she’s more likely to crash into your consciousness as some kind of perfectly imagined symbiosis of K.D. Lang fronting Sigur Ros.

Stemming from a nomadic family with roots in both Kenya and Jamaica, Jo was brought up in a house two miles from the nearest neighbour in the wilds of northern Scotland. A snapshot of the intensity of this wilderness is revealed by Jo herself: “There were three of us in our one-room primary school at the top of a hill in the Highlands.  With our teacher from the Isle of Skye, we sang together, nostalgic old Gaelic lullabies and island folk songs about the land, sea, and returning home, while in the distance we could hear the roars of the rutting stags.”

Gown was produced by Jon Cotton, who produced Scott Matthew’s Ivor Novello Award-winning album Elusive, and was initially released in summer 2010. The single hink Of Me caused 2009 Mercury nominee Sweet Billy Pilgrim to enthuse “When Jo sings, something thaws that I didn’t even realise was frozen.”  

Jo will be playing music from her forthcoming second album 'Fractals' as well as songs from her debut 'Gown'.

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