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RFR Promotions Presents - Jeniferever @ The Tunnels, Mon 06-Feb-06

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Jeniferever + Support

Monday 6th February, 7.30PM, 5 adv

The Tunnels, Carnegies Brae, Aberdeen

Ticket Outlets - Onsale Wednesday 23rd November

One-Up Records - 01224642662


Until there is a biog, here's a review from The Guardian:

Jeniferever @ Islington Academy, London

By Betty Clarke

Tuesday January 11, 2005

It's a touching sight. Members of the band wander about the stage, clasping carrier bags and whispering frantically to one another. Then, in a steady stream of striking cheekbones and oddly layered hair, they jump off the stage and head for the nearby toilets. If this were any other band, you could hazard a guess at rock'n'roll shenanigans. But with the young, painfully innocent Jeniferever, there's little doubt they genuinely need the loo. Jeniferever are a bunch of Swedish boys who make post-rock noise pop that thrills and chills. Singer and guitarist Kristoffer Jonson, bass and keyboardist Olle Billius and Fredrik Aspelin, on drums, formed the first incarnation of the band back in 1996. Then they were 11-year-old school friends in thrall to the dark drones of Mogwai. Now, they make warm, atmospheric songs that rarely last less than 10 minutes and combine the sparse beauty of Sigur Ros with the twisted, textured melodies of Californian band Swell.

But few people are listening. As Jonson pours honey-coated whispers over You Only Move Twice, from latest release Iris, the background chatter grows louder. He battles on before guitarist and Kings of Leon lookalike Martin Sandstrom joins him on vocals, and Jonson's voice reveals a hard-edged defiance.

There's a streak of sullen belligerence in Jeniferever that gives them a steely charisma beyond their indie-geek style. Though they keep their eyes on their instruments, lost in the slow-motion melodies, Billius - looking like Alex Kapranos's younger, blonder, brother - moves his bass with a jagged grace.

Three of the five songs Jeniferever play are untitled, making it easy to get lost in the windswept lullabies - until they burst into chaotic, repetitive rages. Second bass player John Zeutler uses a bow, the hum like a swarm of angry bees feeding on the anxious rhythm; the band throw themselves into each furious note. Only then do they smile, having finally stunned the casual onlookers into silence.

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