Artist info

Genre

Electronic, Indie, Pop


Sounds like

Grimes, Alpine, Sarah Blasko, FKA Twigs, Portishead , Massive Attack


band members

Imogen Jones- Violin, vocals, synthesiser, electronic drum beats, everything


Influences

Grimes, FKA Twigs, Radiohead, Laura Marling, Arca, Jenny Hval, Nine Inch Nails, Massive Attack, Portishead


Unearthed artists we like

Alpine, Snakadaktal, Rainbow Chan, Eves, mara, Dream Collective, Ok Sure


Website

soundcloud.com/lupajmusic

Bio

Lupa J’s fresh sound immediately attracted the attention of international music tastemakers whenat the age of 15 she posted her first three songs on Soundcloud. DIY wrote “there’s something in the way she makes predominantly electronic, gadgety things seem like they’ve come straight out of some pagan cave of organic sounds.” At home Triple J nominated her as finalist for an unprecedented two years running in their Unearthed High competitions of 2014 and 2015. Lupa J is an outstanding and prolific songwriter and producer. In her short career she has released two EP’s,‘The Seed’ (2014) and ‘My Right Name’ (2016) and in 2015, whilst completing her final year of school she put out four cult singles which saw her championed internationally by the likes of Stereogum, I-D Magazine and Rookie. A musician’s musician, in 2016 she scored some huge support spots for Grimes’s Sydney show, Sarah Blasko’s national tour, and Tegan and Sara’s shows in Melbourne and Sydney amongst many others. More recently Lupa J has been exploring and developing her production skills. Her first remix, of Woodes’ song ‘The Thaw’, was acclaimed by OWLSA blog Nest HQ as ‘brilliant and outlandish’, and her remix of Kalacoma’s Knives inspired Purple Sneakers to write that ‘her unique approach sets her apart from the rest.’ 2017 dawns with the release of Put Me Back Together, a stunningly produced song about the way women’s emotionality is so readily deemed as 'crazy', and the irony of discovering the freedom that can be found in fearlessly embracing & expressing the chaotic flow of emotion. Lupa J launches ‘Put Me Back Together’ on Tuesday April 11at the Newtown Social Club

“Simply put, it's intelligent, engaging pop music at its best.” -Indie Shuffle
“Lupa J seems to have a clear understanding of music production, lyrical expression, and overall artistic vision.” -Interview Magazine
“The multi-talented, multi-disciplined newcomer carries herself with the air of an artist who knows what she wants to achieve.” -CLASH
“Don’t let her age fool you, Lupa is a musical genius” –The Wild Honey Pie

Review

Review by Celline Narinli Celline Narinli

16 Mar 2017

Triple J
45

Bursting with so many electrifying sounds and surprises. Lupa J is onto something special right here.

Bursting with so many electrifying sounds and surprises. Lupa J is onto something special right here.

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

15 Mar 2017

Triple J
40

The way you write and the way you create is so organic and you can really feel every little beautiful detail you've put together.

The way you write and the way you create is so organic and you can really feel every little beautiful detail you've put together.

Review

Review by Nat Tencic Nat Tencic

14 Mar 2017

Triple J
45

You're Liz Fraser possessed by Alice Glass in a Wes Craven movie.

You're Liz Fraser possessed by Alice Glass in a Wes Craven movie.