Artist info

Genre

Electronic, Indie, Pop


Sounds like

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


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, Rainbow Chan, mara, Dream Collective, Ok Sure


Website

soundcloud.com/lupajmusic

Bio

Lupa J’s fresh sound immediately attracted the attention of international music tastemakers when at 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. In her short career she has released two EPs, ‘The Seed’ (2014) and ‘My Right Name’ (2016) and curated the Remix EP for ‘My Right Name’ (2016). 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; Grimes’s Sydney show, Sarah Blasko’s national tour, and Tegan and Sara’s shows in Melbourne and Sydney, and launched her EP with her first headline shows at the Brighton Up Bar and the Fitzroy Workers Club. 2017 has delivered a national tour opening for K Flay, and seen the release of the single ‘Put Me Back Together’ with a packed headline show at Newtown Social Club. The song went onto full rotation at FBi Radio and spot rotation at Triple J and its video scored “The Wild One” spot on Rage.

Lupa J is now proud to release her latest single “Keep Back”, giving us the first taste of her
upcoming EP 'A House I Don't Remember', due for release later this year. The track arrives ahead of a series of headline shows beginning August 30 in Sydney and Melbourne on September 1, before she performs at Brisbane’s BIGSOUND.

Review

Homemade Dynamite #LordeRMX

Lupa J

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

16 Oct 2017

Triple J
40

Love how Imogen's just smeared on this suffocating layer of darkness here.

Love how Imogen's just smeared on this suffocating layer of darkness here.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

01 Sep 2017

Triple J
40

such a journey from ue high to this. it's recognisable lupa j but it's come so far and seems a very organic growth.

such a journey from ue high to this. it's recognisable lupa j but it's come so far and seems a very organic growth.

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

30 Aug 2017

Triple J
40

You are one of the most interesting sounding artists ~like always~. You're ability to capture this unique, dream-like and at times daunting sound is very special.

You are one of the most interesting sounding artists ~like always~. You're ability to capture this unique, dream-like and at times daunting sound is very special.