Wednesday, March 13, 19:30
adv £13.50 + booking fee
Today, Hannah Jadagu (pron. juh-dah-goo) will release Aperture, her debut album, worldwide through Sub Pop. The full-length features 12 tracks, including “Say It Now,” “What You Did,” “Warning Sign,” “Admit It,” and “Lose,” which Stereogum calls “sharp and insistent.” Aperture was co-produced by Jadagu and Max Robert Baby at Greasy Studios Paris, mixed by Marcus Linon, and mastered by Dave Cooley at Elysian Mastering.
Jon Pareles of The New York Times says of the album, “She sings about being scared to get serious in the folk-to-grunge ‘Lose’; about trying to get someone to forget an ex in the lurching, psychedelia-tinged ‘Six Months’; and about trying to figure out where she stands in a relationship in ‘Say It Now,’ which expands from a winsome plaint into a stomping pop chorus…Jadagu has a singular sense of melody. Her phrases hopscotch around, full of angular leaps that also feel easy and conversational. Those melodies turn out to be equally effective whether they’re leaping across distorted guitar chords, suave keyboards or abstract soundscapes (see May 16th feature “Hannah Jadagu Turns Small Moments Into Big Pop Songs”).
What people are saying about Hannah Jadagu’s Aperture:
“Her debut full-length retains the intimacy of those bedroom recordings while making good on their promise, with cleaner melodies and production texture pulled from the pop, hip-hop and indie music that soundtracked a suburban Texan childhood. Aperture is Jadagu’s coming-of-age mixtape, chronicling bad breakups (scuzzy garage rocker “What You Did”), sibling allyship (the glitchy “Admit It”) and leaving behind a religious upbringing (distorted diary entry “Letter To Myself”); while opener “Explanation*s hazy vocals and synthesized strings is Mazzy Star updated for the TikTok generation.” - UNCUT
“Hannah Jadagu has mastered a new kind of coming-of-age album…The Sub Pop signee’s debut broadens her range beyond its DIY origins, and mirrors the way that change can heighten emotions.” “Next Noise Interview”- NME
“Hannah Jadugu’s sun-kissed, whimsical DIY sound brings something new to the table… Jadugu’s youthful indie-pop soothes like a summer afternoon – a much-needed antidote to those January blues. Last year, she took on her first UK shows, no doubt leaving them hungry for more. Her debut album, due out next spring, should keep them satisfied.” “The 10 New Music Acts To Watch In 2023” - THE INDEPENDENT
“Aperture is a captivatingly atmospheric debut from Hannah Jadagu. As indie, bedroom pop, and shoegaze entwine, her softly powerful vocals guide us as her lyrics span dreamy reverie to longing; love to liminality…Understated but never dreary, on Aperture Jadagu invites us into her inner world with refreshing vulnerability - to feel as she feels, dream as she dreams, and ultimately, to hold hope at the end of it all.” ★★★★ - THE SKINNY
The Lexington is an 18+ venue - please bring ID!