Artist info

Genre

Indie, Rock


Sounds like

Angel Olsen, Warpaint, The Last Shadow Puppets, Portishead


Influences

Nick Cave, Jeff Buckley, War on Drugs, Mazzy Star


Website

www.jaguarjonze.com

Bio

Jaguar Jonze crafts songs of melancholic beauty woven with gun slinging guitar lines and a strikingly rich, yet intimate voice. Born in Japan to a Taiwanese mother and Australian father, Jaguar Jonze is as eclectic as her cultural upbringing oozing influences by the likes of Portishead, The Last Shadow Puppets, Nick Cave and Angel Olsen.

Hailing from Brisbane, Australia, the project stems from the mind of Deena Lynch (Queensland Music Award’s Most Promising Female Songwriter 2016). With the help of a band behind her, Jonze chisels a dark and dynamic soundscape without compromising her dulcet voice that transmits raw, intense emotion.

Jonze has spent the last 2 years between bunkering in a basement of Brisbane and a studio in the concrete jungle of Jakarta to harness a body of work that is nostalgic yet distinctive. From here comes Jonze’s debut single ‘You Got Left Behind’ – a driving, upbeat song suspended delicately above a breathtakingly haunting undercurrent.

Her first steps included showcases across Music Matters in Singapore, Australian Music Week in Sydney, International Indie Music Festival in Jakarta, Indonesia and supported Ocean Alley, Japanese Wallpaper, Charlie Collins, Philadelphia Grand Jury, CLEWS and Kingswood on a leg of their tours. She was also a finalist for the Billy Thorpe Scholarship in 2019.

An enigmatic yet vulnerable songwriter, Jaguar Jonze delivers defiant ferocity through smoky vocals that shift between fragile and forceful and a mature musicality that provides sweetness through dissonance.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

28 Aug 2019

Triple J
40

Jaguar Jonze uses every word, every rusty lick, every i n c h of this new track to full effect. There's acid at the end of her pen and her stroke is on the money.

Jaguar Jonze uses every word, every rusty lick, every i n c h of this new track to full effect. There's acid at the end of her pen and her stroke is on the money.

Review

Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

24 Aug 2019

Triple J
40

Deena hitting us with some monster vocals this time round. I knew she could sing but this is full throated goodness! Hell of a return from the polymath herself.

Deena hitting us with some monster vocals this time round. I knew she could sing but this is full throated goodness! Hell of a return from the polymath herself.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

23 Aug 2019

Triple J
40

moody but mighty. another emotive wave from jj.

moody but mighty. another emotive wave from jj.