Bjork, Kelly Lee Owens, FKA Twigs
Bjork, Kelly Lee Owens, FKA Twigs

Kelly Lee Owens releases avant pop-infused album

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Kelly Lee Owens has shared her album LP.8 which has been made available digitally. The physical copies of the album will be launched on June 10th via Smalltown Supersound. LP.8 was created with no preconceptions or expectations: an unbridled exploration into Owens’ creative subconscious. “One” bridges the space between her acclaimed sophomore album, Inner Song, and LP.8, with its arresting blend of vocals and spoken word positioned against a backdrop of Owens’ signature avant garde-pop production. The result is haunting, raw, and poetic.  

After releasing Inner Song in the early days of the pandemic, Owens was eager to make use of her untapped creative energy, and made the spontaneous decision to go to Oslo for a change of scenery and some undisturbed studio time. There she began collaborating with the renowned avant-noise musician Lasse Marhaug (Merzbow, Sunn O))), Jenny Hval). Together, Owens and Marhaug envisioned making music somewhere in between Throbbing Gristle and Enya, artists who have had a lasting impact on Owens’ creativity. They paired tough, industrial sounds with Celtic mysticism, and, in doing so, created music that ebbs and flows between tension and release. Soon after, Owens called her label to tell them she had created something of an outlier, her “eighth album.”

Kelly Lee Owens Tour Dates

Wed. June 15 – Milan, IT @ Magnolia Fest

Sun. June 19 – Dublin, IE @ Body & Soul Festival

Sat. June 25 – Bristol, UK @ Bristol Sounds

Sat. July 2 – Roskilde, DK @ Roskilde Festival

Fri. July 8 – Bilbao, ES @ Bilbao BBK Live Fest

Sun. July 10 – Modena, IT @ Artivive Festival

Fri. July 22 – Macclesfield, UK @ Bluedot 

Sat. July 23 – Hertfordshire, UK @ Standon Calling Festival

Sat. July 30 – London, UK @ South Facing

Sun. July 31 – Sicily, IT @ Ortigia Sound System Festival [DJ Set]

Sat. Aug. 20 – Hasselt, BE @ Pukkelpop

Sun. Aug. 21 – Biddinghuizen, NE @ Lowlands Festival

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