Female Vocals: Jennifer Evans

She’s supported Mica Levi, and is inspired by Björk and Elizabeth Fraser of Cocteau Twins. Jennifer Evans (of Washington D.C., Dublin, and now London) releases her debut single Bakkos on May 6th. It was co-produced by Micachu & The Shapes drummer Marc Pell, and has a definite tUnE-yArDs vibe to it.

According to Jennifer, Bakkos is about self-judgment (“in an imaginary bacchanalian court”), and the video – directed by first-time filmmaker Matthew Stylianou – shows the narrator’s self-interrogation.

Jennifer usually writes by happy accidents and streams of consciousness “so that the music is never deliberate or contrived”. She prefers instinct and improvisation, and the way she sings (like Elizabeth Fraser) is often more primal-sounding than discernible.

Check out Bakkos above, and see Jennifer live at 93 Feet East, Brick Lane, on Thursday 21st April.

  • Zoë Ellen Bryant presents a ‘new music with female vocals’ show for Hoxton Radio every Sunday, 4-6pm. Every Wednesday, she introduces one of her favourite female vocalists to Spindle.