Jenny Hval releases video for new track ‘Female Vampire’

Jenny Hval 2016

Jenny Hval has released a video for hew new track “Female Vampire.”

The song is lifted from the Norwegian artist’s forthcoming new album, Blood Bitch, scheduled for release on the 30th of September.

Says Hval of the new promo clip: “What does eternity feel like? How do you ‘live’ when there is no death? Usually, the vampire is depicted as a lonesome, all-knowing and ancient creature combining violence, aggressive sexuality and deceitful youth.

“The pack behind the video for ‘Female Vampire’ wanted to explore vampiric eternity in a different narrative: in a group of romancing friends. The vampire friends move through their hometown of Oslo, partaking in public and private rituals of moving together.

“We also wanted to combine ideas from old vampire trash movies and modern trashy iPhone videos, resulting in an enigmatic world of time-lapse like slow motion where everything is always moving, or moving on. Not there, or not there yet.”

Hval will head out on the road next month for a series of tour dates in support of the new album.

The track listing for Blood Bitch is:

Jenny Hval Blood Bitch cover01. “Ritual Awakening”
02. “Female Vampire”
03. “In The Red”
04. “Conceptual Romance”
05. “Untamed Region”
06. “The Great Undressing”
07. “Period Piece”
08. “The Plague”
09. “Secret Touch”
10. “Lorna”

Jenny Hval’s confirmed 2016 tour dates are as follows:

Jul 16th: Chicago Pitchfork Festival, IL
Aug 05th: Katowice Off Festival, Poland
Sep 01st-05th: Blandford End Of The Road Festival, UK
Sep 14th: Oslo Ultima Festival, Norway
Sep 30th: New York LPR, NY
Oct 17th: Glasgow Stereo, UK
Oct 18th: Manchester Soup Kitchen, UK
Oct 19th: London Oslo, UK
Oct 21st: Brussel AB, Belgium
Oct 22nd: Paris Point Ephemere, France
Oct 24th: Luzern Suedpol, Switzerland
Oct 26th: Berlin Kantine Am Berghain, Germany
Oct 27th: Amsterdam De School, Netherlands
Oct 28th: Hamburg Kampnagel, Germany
Oct 29th: Copenhagen Jazzhouse, Denmark
Nov 11th: Los Angeles Resident, CA

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Jenny Hval details new album ‘Blood Bitch’ and streams new track ‘Female Vampire’

Jenny Hval 2016

Jenny Hval has confirmed that she will release her new album, Blood Bitch, on the 30th of September.

It will be the follow up to the Norwegian artist’s 2015 release, Apocalypse, Girl.

Says Hval of the new material: “Blood Bitch is an investigation of blood. Blood that is shed naturally. The purest and most powerful, yet most trivial, and most terrifying blood – menstruation. The white and red toilet roll chain which ties together the virgins, the whores, the mothers, the witches, the dreamers, and the lovers.

Blood Bitch is also a fictitious story, fed by characters and images from horror and exploitation films of the 70s. With that language, rather than smart, modern social commentary, I found I could tell a different story about myself and my own time – a poetic diary of modern transience and transcendence.”

You can hear a new track from the album, Female Vampire, via the stream below. Be sure to check it out and let us know what you think.


The track list for Blood Bitch is:

Jenny Hval Blood Bitch cover01. “Ritual Awakening”
02. “Female Vampire”
03. “In The Red”
04. “Conceptual Romance”
05. “Untamed Region”
06. “The Great Undressing”
07. “Period Piece”
08. “The Plague”
09. “Secret Touch”
10. “Lorna”

Jenny Hval has confirmed the following 2016 tour dates:

Jun 03rd: Duedingen Kilbi Festival, Switzerland
Jun 04th: Barcelona Primavera Sound Festival, Spain
Jul 16th: Chicago Pitchfork Festival, IL
Aug 05th: Katowice Off Festival, Poland
Sep 01st-05th: Blandford End Of The Road Festival, UK
Sep 14th: Oslo Ultima Festival, Norway
Sep 30th: New York LPR, NY
Oct 17th: Glasgow Stereo, UK
Oct 18th: Manchester Soup Kitchen, UK
Oct 19th: London Oslo, UK
Oct 21st: Brussel AB, Belgium
Oct 22nd: Paris Point Ephemere, France
Oct 24th: Luzern Suedpol, Switzerland
Oct 26th: Berlin Kantine Am Berghain, Germany
Oct 27th: Amsterdam De School, Netherlands
Oct 28th: Hamburg Kampnagel, Germany
Oct 29th: Copenhagen Jazzhouse, Denmark
Nov 11th: Los Angeles Resident, CA

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Jenny Hval shares video for ‘The Battle Is Over’

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Jenny Hval has released a video for her track “The Battle Is Over.”

The song is taken from the Norwegian singer and songwriter’s new album Apocalypse, Girl, scheduled for release on the 8th of June via Sacred Bones.

The video was directed by Zia Anger and features an appearance from former Hole and Smashing Pumpkins bassist Melissa Auf der Maur.

Says Anger of the clip: “Collaborating with an entirely female creative team, with the support of a few great gentlemen, gave birth to an exploration of Jenny’s song and an inquiry into the sarcasm that pulses through it.”

Apocalypse, Girl is available to pre-order from Sacred Bones or via iTunes.

Hval will play five UK dates in June:

Jun 10th: London, Royal Festival Hall (with perfume Genius)
Jun 11th: Manchester, Gullivers
Jun 12th: Brighton, The Hope & Ruin
Jun 13th: Cardiff, UK Clwb Ifor Bach
Jun 14th: London, Cafe Oto

You can watch the video for “The Battle Is Over” below:

The full track list for Apocalypse, Girl is:

Jenny Hval - Apocalypse Girl cover01. “Kingsize”
02. “Take Care Of Yourself”
03. “That Battle Is Over”
04. “White Underground”
05. “Heaven”
06. “Why This”
07. “Some Days”
08. “Sabbath”
09. “Angels And Anaemia”
10. “Holy Land”

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