"A frequently dissonant fever-dream... shimmers like a haze of heat.” ★★★★ Rolling Stone Australia
"It is a rich, subtly shaded work. It often appears casual and careless, but that’s an illusion. The art has been artfully concealed. Bare bones, bleached by the sun." The Saturday Paper
"Soulful, ominous, edgy and ethereal all rolled into one." ★★★★ The Music
Jess Ribeiro's second album Kill It Yourself, released in August 2015 via Barely Dressed Records/Remote Control, came after a three-year hiatus, in which the award-winning songwriter travelled the world and submitted herself to that kind of soul searching that only a restless artist is capable of. She credits the beginning of her musical kinship with its producer and her collaborator Mick Harvey (PJ Harvey, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds) as the catalyst for rediscovering her muse. Beguiling and poetic reflections of youth, love and life find solace in Harvey's subtle production; all sympathetic strings, languid tempos and gothic blues swagger.
It shrewdly balances its darker, haunting themes with rays of optimism, nostalgia, wit and beauty. The title track was inspired by her time working in Indigenous communities in Northern Australia; Run Rabbit Run tells a story of cotton-chipping as a teenager and being drawn into a shady drug deal.
It marks a literal and physical shift from the humid Darwin verandahs, and the alt-country and folk stylings of her acclaimed 2011 debut My Little River. Recorded with collaborator Rob Law - as Jess Ribeiro and The Bone Collectors - My Little River was awarded 'Best Independent Country Album' at the 2012 Australian Independent Recording Label (AIR) Awards, an Album of the Year on Australia's ABC Radio National and short-listed for the prestigious Australian Music Prize (AMP)
February 3rd - 26th SA, VIC, NSW, QLD
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