This former backing vocalist for Paloma Faith and Cee-Lo caused a ruckus late last year when she released Start A Riot. Inviting comparison to Solange, Florence and The xx, the Liverpool born, London living singer boasts soulful sounds that pack a lot of punch.
My (abbreviated) life story is… I was bought up by an a capella singing mother and three other strong females. My father was a sound engineer and that has moulded me into the musician that I am today. People should listen to my music because… Melody aside, lyrically I have something that people can relate to.
My influences include…My parents, Annie Lennox, The Police, Bill Withers and Lykki Li. My favourite word is… Raw, because of ‘raw’ and lions ‘roar’. I like that. If I wasn’t doing this I’d be… An astronaut. 2013 is my year because… It’s the year of the snake and I’m a snake in the Chinese zodiac.NME
Super-confident debut single from Liverpool singer-songwriter Jetta. It's a little bit The xx, a little bit Florence and a little bit heavy metal. And if that doesn't intrigue you, we don't know what will.'
Lovely Liverpudlian indie pop songstress Jetta wants to “Start a Riot,” and she certainly succeeds. We’re tempted to mosh with a bold beginning of bad, bold guitar plucks and the siren song of her strong, clear voice. Her supermodel features and tough girl leather looks provides an aesthetically pleasing contrast that makes inciting oh-so-tempting.
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‘Start a Riot’ is a soaring, anthemic belter with a killer hook that stays in your head for days. Poetic lyrics like ”Freeze in the fire, feeding the lions roar” suggest some exciting songwriting talent to boot.
Artist of the week. My initial reaction upon hearing this was OH MY GOD. It’s so nice to get caught off guard in such a good way by unknown talent. Will Jetta be huge? Yes.