Photos -Â Jenny Hval at the Cobalt, Vancouver, Aug 28 2015.
– photos by Kirk Chantraine
Jenny HvalÂ at the Cobalt in Vancouver. The show comes near the start of theÂ North American tour in support of her album, Apocalypse, girl.
HÃ¥vard VoldenÂ onÂ electronics joined the Norwegian singer/songwriter onstage. During the show, Hval performed with an exercise ball (she is pictured with one on the cover the album as well)Â and, until the last few songs, in a wig.
On Flavorwire, Jillian MapesÂ describesÂ Hval’s 2013 album Innocence Is KinkyÂ as “an intoxicating and raw rock’n’roll rumination on sexuality.” Apocalpyse, girl, writes Mapes,Â “explores identity (gender and otherwise) through mystical freak-outs for orchestra and Bjork-style belting.”
Sacred Bones released theÂ album onÂ June 9.
Hval’s current headlining tour follows support slots in North America with St. Vincent and Perfume Genius and a European tour.