"Sweden’s most exciting export, the explosive avant-pop duo Victoria+Jean. Bonded by a feverish love for their music and for each other, the dark and dreamy pair are riding the wave of anticipation for their April debut, Divine Love. Credited by Louder than War with featuring a “fierce, visceral, blues howl,” lead singer Victoria is the “kind of goddess who will own indie rock in one year.” Victoria+Jean have toured throughout Europe and the Americas and have seen their captivating blend of music and art featured in Vice, Noisey, and The New York Times.
According to a live review by Spill Magazine, those fortunate enough to watch Victoria+Jean perform will experience firsthand one of modern rock’s most fiery and fascinating live acts: “Sweden’s Victoria+Jean created huge ripples this side of the Atlantic. Their live performances have the hitting force of a tsunami. This is one band whose power and force must be seen to be believed."
Perhaps nothing is more inspiring about Victoria+Jean than their ability to stay united and focused on creating compelling music on their own terms. It is most definitely why the album sleeve for Divine Love features some of today’s greatest sound engineers, including John Parish (PJ Harvey), Ian Caple (Tricky, Tindersticks), Christoffer Berg (Depeche Mode, The Knife), and Rob Kirwan (U2, The Horrors).
Victoria+Jean could have used the connections of Victoria’s first career as a model to create a highly visual musical career in which style trumps substance, but they did not. Signed at sixteen by Universal Records, Victoria fought their desire to make her a French pop songstress and broke the fairytale four-album record deal. She soon moved to Belgium, where she met Jean. The pair launched a career motivated by exciting encounters, scintillating sounds, and tantalizing travels.
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