With less than one week to go before Apocalypse, girl’s release on Sacred Bones, The New York Times is streaming the album in its entirety. Jenny Hval will tour the UK next week, with shows in Brighton, Manchester, Cardiff and a headline London show at Café Oto on June 14th.
Think big, girl, like a king, think kingsize.
Apocalypse, girl, the new album by Norwegian artist Jenny Hval, opens with a quote from the Danish poet Mette Moestrup, and continues towards the abyss. For Hval, language is central, always torn between the vulnerable, the explosive and total humiliation. This is immediately evident on her third studio album. It’s a hallucinatory narrative that exists somewhere between fiction and reality, a post-op fever dream, a colorful timelapse of death and rebirth, close-ups of impossible bodies — all told through the language of transgressive pop music. It’s a very intimate and very visual beast.
So if you head on over to New York Times, who’re hosting the stream, you’ll be able to listen to the album in full a week before it’s release on 2nd June, via Sacred Bones.
Live – UK
Wed. June 10 – London, UK @ Royal Festival Hall w/ Perfume Genius
Thu. June 11 – Manchester, UK @ Gullivers
Fri. June 12 – Brighton, UK @ The Hope & The Ruin
Sat. June 13 – Cardiff, UK @ Clwb Ifor Bach
Sun. June 14 – London, UK @ Cafe Oto