PINK Magazine is giving away tickets to see Lenka this coming Friday at the Subterranean. Email your name and telephone/cell number to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Australian singer-songwriter has been on the go ever since the release of her debut – hitting 21 countries in 10 months, recording in London, Atlanta and Los Angeles and recently relocating to Brooklyn. This Friday, June 17th, Lenka will perform at the Subterranean, 2011 West North Avenue in Chicago.
Lenka recorded much of Two with producer David Kosten (Bat for Lashes), working at Ray Davies’ Konk Studios in North London. “Tourists would come by and some were shaking they were so excited to see it,” she recalls. “But, for us, it was cool because there were all The Kinks’ original instruments in there and I got to use a mellotron from the 1970s.” Her album is distinctly more electronic than her last, from the dance-friendly “Two,” which was produced by Eg White (Adele) to the infectious lead single “Heart Skips a Beat” is one of three tracks produced by Guy Sigsworth (Björk, Seal). “Björk was the first artist that made me realize that it wasn’t illegal to have a computer beat in a song – that it can still be beautiful and emotional,” says Lenka, former vocalist/keyboardist for acclaimed Australian electronic/ambient band Decoder Ring.
Doors at 9pm, show at 9:30pm. Check out the clip, which recently premiered at TeenVogue.com.
source: press release