Artist info

Genre

Electronic, Hip Hop, Indie, Pop


Sounds like

Early MIA, Santigold, Early Lily Allen, Diplo


band members

Jess Kent


Influences

The Bedouin Soundclash, Dizzee Rascal, The Beautiful Girls, The Kooks


Unearthed artists we like

Asta , Tkay Maidza, Allday, Thandi Phoenix


Website

Bio

I was born in England to a Blues Rock guitarist father and a mother of African- Indian descent, so I grew up to a range of influences from The Clash, The Who, Oasis and Blondie to Bob Marley and The Temptations, The Supremes and Marvin Gaye.

At the age of 11, when I moved to Australia with my family, I started writing and playing my own music, inspired by Mat McHugh and The Beautiful Girls, Bedouin Soundclash, and The Kooks. By then I had fallen in love with hip-hop which in turn led me to find inspiration lyrically from Rap- Rock bands such as The Beastie Boys and Red Hot Chili Peppers.

My first single, Get Down, is a song about growing up as a teenager in suburban Adelaide. I have pushed my love of Grime/ Dancehall into my ancestral influencers of Reggae, Hip-Hop, and Pop. I hope you like it! Jess xox

social media @jesskentmusic :-)

Unearthed in 2016

Field Day

08 Nov 2015

Winner

Jess Kent

Jess Kent

Get Down with Jess Kent!

The Sydney upstart will bring the beats to Field Day this New Year's Day

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Review

Review by Nick Findlay Nick Findlay

07 Oct 2015

Triple J
40

while influences may shine through, it also shows off an immense amount of natural talent. top notch summer jam

while influences may shine through, it also shows off an immense amount of natural talent. top notch summer jam

Review

Review by tommyfaith Tommy Faith

29 Sep 2015

Triple J
45

Total jam this one - everything is there. Well prouduced, great verses, catchy chorus, incredible flavour. Winner!

Total jam this one - everything is there. Well prouduced, great verses, catchy chorus, incredible flavour. Winner!

Review

Review by Richard Kingsmill Richard Kingsmill

30 Sep 2015

Triple J
45

It's definitely got that early M.I.A./Lily Allen vibe. Love the production, love the lyrics.

It's definitely got that early M.I.A./Lily Allen vibe. Love the production, love the lyrics.