Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Rock


Sounds like

Tune-Yards, St Vincent, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Talking Heads, The Shins, David Bowie, Peter Gabriel


band members

Jess Green -guitar & vox , Alyx Dennison - Synths and Vox, Bree van Reyk -Drums & percussion, Bonnie Stewart drums and vocals, Evan Mannell Drums and vocals, Zoe Hauptmann Bass, Matt Keegan - Tenor Sax, James Greening - Trombone Engineer - David Trumpmanis.


Influences

Tune-Yards, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Amason, St Vincent, David Bowie, Suzanne Vega, Patti Smith, Ainslie Wills, Deerfhoof, Dirty Projectors


Website

www.pheno.com.au/

Bio

Pheno is the pseudonym for sought after electric guitarist and vocalist Jess Green. Wth this project she is pioneering her own style of Art-Pop. Pheno has opened for US indie Icon Joan as Policewoman and Canadian Superstars The New Pornographers, as well as local heroes Odette and Moaning Lisa. She brings 21st century science to the wild rhythms of Indie rock and Jazz, combining a powerful, colourful voice and shredding lead guitar. The Debut Pheno EP, titled ‘Dragon Year’ came out through Electric Ear Records in 2017 and was launched at Leadbelly, Sydney as part of VIVID. Pheno has toured through WA, NS, QLD and ACT, and has just released a new song especially commissioned by Internationally renowned visual Artist Patricia Piccinini for the launch of the new Skywhale Balloon, set to tour Australia 2021 and 2022.

Review

We are the Skywhales

Pheno

Review by Pip Rasmussen Pip Rasmussen

02 Mar 2021

Triple J
40

Super quirky and wonderful pop from Pheno. Now I must take my leave, find my way to the capital and gaze upon the floating boob-whales while listening to this.

Super quirky and wonderful pop from Pheno. Now I must take my leave, find my way to the capital and gaze upon the floating boob-whales while listening to this.

Review

We are the Skywhales

Pheno

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

02 Mar 2021

Triple J
40

An uplifting avant-pop anthem! Pheno has really captured that sense of wonder that one might get when looking skyward and seeing a giant inflatable whale creation.

An uplifting avant-pop anthem! Pheno has really captured that sense of wonder that one might get when looking skyward and seeing a giant inflatable whale creation.

Review

Dragon Year

Pheno

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

10 May 2017

Triple J
40

This is bursting with colour. Cool to see that Jess has got musos like Alyx Dennison and Bonnie Stewart with her. Keen to hear the whole EP.

This is bursting with colour. Cool to see that Jess has got musos like Alyx Dennison and Bonnie Stewart with her. Keen to hear the whole EP.