Since Jane Weaver released A Silver Globe to critical acclaim (including a spot at the top of Piccadilly Records’ albums of the year list) in 2014, she’s gone from strength to strength. The subsequent live shows helped to cement her position as a psychedelic tour-de-force, and in 2015 she released The Amber Light, a collection of new songs and remixes, including certified seven-minute banger ‘I Need a Connection’.
‘Slow Motion’, from her forthcoming album Modern Kosmology follows in the same vein. A dreamy, escapism-infused track, it drifts by gracefully, its tasteful synth layers complimenting Weaver’s subtle-but-sweet vocals beautifully. It certainly bodes well for the Liverpudlian’s 6th studio album, which is out on the 19th May on Fire Records.
“Modern Kosmology is the result of a scientist of popular song gone rogue. Here we find a model student of second-hand Kraut-rock, female punk, hard-subbed new-wave, synthesiser skip-finds and unpronounceable worldly feminine pop who’s finally reached her eureka moment. From science to séance, Modern Kosmology sees Jane Weaver’s melodic-protagonist channeling new depths of creative cosmic energy within. After the huge critical acclaim of 2012’s Fallen By Watchbird, followed by 2014’s exploratory “Silver Globe” LP winning her unanimous “record of the year accolades” and hefty measures of radio playlisting Jane Weaver’s conceptual trajectory has sent her neo-kosmische penchants to the point of no-return. Flown too far from the nest into a wider vista where brave melodic feminine songwriting meets robust synthesis, brutalist composition and Letterist informed song-structure… this album, for many, might be the post-grad psychedelic pop album they never thought would happen.” Fire Records
Jane Weaver is playing the following UK shows in the summer:
18th May – Birmingham, Hare & Hounds 2
19th May – Manchester, Band on the Wall
22nd May – London, Lexington
7th July – Bluedot Festival, Macclesfield