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Holy Boy / Helene Alexandra Jæger

Holy Boy / Helene Alexandra Jæger

credit: Dylan Long


Holy Boy is the musical moniker of LA based, Norwegian-born alternative artist Helene Alexandra Jæger. Taking cues from artists like Suicide, The Shangri-Las and David Lynch, Holy Boy's arrangements are sparse yet atmospheric - Jæger's old soul contralto pushed through haunting vocal effects floats over primal drums and vintage organs.

Her debut EP of "explorations in consciousness" was recorded at Ben Hillier’s (Depeche Mode, The Horrors, Blur++) Pool Studios in London and released to acclaim, with single “The Blood Moon” being premiered on BBC Radio 1 and Holy Boy performing at festivals including CMJ, NXNE and SXSW.

Holy Boy's first full length album is due 2019.

"Holy Boy stuns: Utterly immersive; smoky and classic" - The Line Of Best Fit

"Slow-paced but fast-burning - minimal yet wholly effecting. An artist whose span results in extremely special music" - Clash Magazine

“Mystifying and atmospheric" - Earmilk

"Step into Jæger's dark wonderland if you dare." - Popdust

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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Music Festival Wristband, Artist Wristband, Film Badge, Interactive Badge, Guest Pass, Film Festival Wristband
From: Los Angeles, CA
Subgenre: Alternative
Event Type: Showcase