MULTI-AWARD WINNING SONGWRITER JESS RIBEIRO CREATES MUSIC GROWN FROM STRANDS OF LANGUAGE—PATIENTLY GATHERED AND RIPENED MERCURIALLY INTO SONG. FROM THE WILTING HEAT OF A BACK ROOM STUDIO IN DARWIN TO THE BRUISED GLOAM OF AN OUTER-MELBOURNE WAREHOUSE, RIBIERO'S SOUND HAS ALWAYS BEEN RESHAPED BY ITS SURROUNDINGS. THIS RESTLESSNESS—AND HER CAPTIVATING LIVE SHOWS—HAVE MADE HER ONE OF AUSTRALIA'S MOST ENIGMATIC AND VITAL SONGWRITERS, LEADING TO NUMEROUS NATIONAL TOURS, WINNING ABC RADIO NATIONAL'S ALBUM OF THE YEAR FOR HER 2012 DEBUT MY LITTLE RIVER AND COLLABORATIONS WITH LUMINARIES SUCH AS ALEXANDER HACKE (EINSTURZENDE NEUBAUTEN) AND MICK HARVEY (THE BIRTHDAY PARTY, NICK CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS)—WHO PRODUCED HER WIDELY LAUDED SECOND ALBUM KILL IT YOURSELF.
Kill It Yourself (2015)
JESS RIBEIRO'S AMP SHORTLISTED SECOND ALBUM KILL IT YOURSELF, CAME AFTER A THREE-YEAR HIATUS, IN WHICH THE AWARD-WINNING SONGWRITER TRAVELLED THE WORLD AND SUBMITTED HERSELF TO THAT KIND OF SOUL SEARCHING THAT ONLY A RESTLESS ARTIST IS CAPABLE OF. SHE CREDITS THE BEGINNING OF HER MUSICAL KINSHIP WITH ITS PRODUCER AND HER COLLABORATOR MICK HARVEY (PJ HARVEY, NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS) AS THE CATALYST FOR REDISCOVERING HER MUSE. BEGUILING AND POETIC REFLECTIONS OF YOUTH, LOVE AND LIFE FIND SOLACE IN HARVEY'S SUBTLE PRODUCTION; SYMPATHETIC STRINGS, LANGUID TEMPOS AND GOTHIC BLUES SWAGGER.
JESS RIBEIRO’S CRITICALLY ADORED KILL IT YOURSELF IS BARELY DRESSED RECORDS’ HIGHEST SELLING RELEASE, NOW IN ITS THIRD VINYL PRESSING IT HAS BECOME A CULT-HIT. KILL IT YOURSELF IS A WORK OF DARKNESS, PASTORAL BEAUTY AND HUMOUR.
Hurry Back To Love (Mikey Young Remix - 2015)
This is what Mikey Young (Total Control, Eddy Current Supression Ring) said about his remix of Jess Ribeiro's Hurry Back To Love.
"I met Jess. She was super funny and off-kilter. She said do a remix for me and make me sound like Donna Summer. So after trying to turn her into a bunch of Steve Reich tape loops for a day, I gave in and had a crack at unashamedly ripping on Moroder and Patrick Cowley as hard as I possibly could and coming up short of course but not tooooo short."