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New Album – ‘Seeing Red / Feeling Blue’ – Out Today
Most people resist change. Not so Melbourne musician, impresario and raconteur Mojo Juju.
Mojo Juju will hit the road with songs from her new album ‘Seeing Red / Feeling Blue’ kicking off with an anticipated performance at Sydney’s Vivid Live Festival on May 30. The National Tour continues through 4 States and Territories this June/July.
Over the course of some fifteen years, this pint-sized purveyor of all things twisted and odd has resisted the natural societal impulse to stick to the path tried and true, and so from early stints gracing stages at some of Melbourne’s most loved music dives has strived to change, to evolve, to explore.
Her eponymous debut solo release (2012), likewise covered a huge amount of rootsy ground, from blues to jazz, noir to soul.
She’s sped things up, slowed them down, twisted them one way and thrown them in another. And it’s worked, her music garnering accolades the world over, the experimentation paying off.
So why stop now? Mojo Juju’s latest release, her second solo album, ‘Seeing Red / Feeling Blue’, carries on in the only fashion she knows how – differently.
Teaming up with longtime friend and producer Ptero Stylus (Diafrix / Mantra), the album takes on an electronic element, while throwing up a real pop sound, although not as you’d have heard before.
Singles ‘A Heart Is Not A Yo-Yo’, with its soul vibe courtesy of a velvet smooth groove and a subtle horn section, and ‘They Come & They Go’ which packs a funky punch, herald the change straight up. Elements of RnB, soul and blues are still prevalent throughout, Mojo Juju’s voice strong and commanding, sometimes crooning, other times almost rapping with the beat, slipping between the two with consummate ease – the songs are melodic and poppy, all while searching for some sort of rootsy throwback.
With ‘Seeing Red / Feeling Blue’, Mojo Juju has resisted the urge to stay in the one spot and the results see her forging further off the beaten track. You’d not expect anything else.
Seeing Red / Feeling Blue is available from April 17 via ABC Music / Universal
Mojo Juju ‘Seeing Red / Feeling Blue – National Tour 2015
Proudly presented by 123, Tone Deaf, Beat & The Brag
Sat 30 May - Vivid Live 2015 @ Sydney Opera House | Sydney w/ Melbourne Ska Orchestra - www.vividsydney.com
Fri 5 Jun - Solbar | Maroochydore QLD - www.oztix.com.au
Sat 6 Jun - Woolly Mammoth | Brisbane QLD - www.woollymammoth.com.au
Thu 18 Jun - Clarendon Guesthouse | Katoomba NSW - www.clarendonguesthouse.com.au
Fri 19 Jun - Cambridge Hotel | Newcastle NSW - www.bigtix.com.au
Sat 20 Jun - Newtown Social Club | Sydney NSW - www.newtownsocialclub.com
Sun 21 Jun - Heritage Hotel | Bulli NSW - www.heritagehotel.com.au
Fri 26 Jun - Pirie & Co. Social Club | Adelaide SA - www.moshtix.com.au
Sat 27 Jun - Corner Hotel | Melbourne VIC - www.cornerhotel.com
Fri 3 Jul - Spirit Bar | Traralgon VIC - www.oztix.com.au
Sat 4 Jul - Caravan Music Club | Oakleigh VIC - www.caravanmusic.com.au
Sat 8 Aug - Darwin Festival | Darwin NT - www.darwinfestival.org.au
Tickets on-sale now
For info + tickets visit www.mojojuju.net.au
PRAISE FOR ‘SEEING RED / FEELING BLUE’:
"…as strong and single-worthy as nearly every track here is, it’s the sum of the parts that is most remarkable."
– The Music, 3.5-star album review
PRAISE FOR ‘THEY COME & THEY GO’:
The Dark, moody, soulful songs of Mojo Juju are maturing brilliantly. It seems every new track we hear from Melbourne based singer is packed with more attitude…. – Double J
PRAISE FOR ‘A HEART IS NOT A YO-YO’:
“This is such sweet soul from Mojo Juju, an artist who just seems to go from strength to strength.”
- Double J, “Best New Music October 2014”
Listed in: ‘5 Tracks You Gotta Hear: The World’s Best New Music’ – Vulture Magazine
Listed in ‘New Music Preview: The tracks that need be in your iTunes this year’
– Soot Magazine
PRAISE FOR 2012’s DEBUT SELF-TITLED RELEASE:
"Vintage Rock 'n' Roll licks, howling jazz and grinding juke-joint blues. Juju does for her genres what Lanie Lane has done for country music" – Sydney Morning Herald
"Sounding like it stepped straight of the set of a Quentin Tarantino film" – 4 Stars, MX
"This stunning album weaves an emotional tapestry of life, loss, love and regret"
– 5 Stars, The Herald Sun