I Wear* Experiment

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I Wear* Experiment
I Wear* Experiment promo photo.jpg
I Wear* Experiment 2016
Background information
OriginEstonia, Tallinn
Genres
Years active2012–present
Websiteiwearexperiment.com/weare
Members

I Wear* Experiment is a nordic electro trio leaning towards experimentation and cinematic soundscapes.[1] The band members are Johanna Eenma (vocals/keyboards), Mikk Simson (drums/percussion) and Hando Jaksi (guitars/synths/sampler).[2] The band began their journey into electronical pop music at the beginning of 2012. I Wear* Experiment has released three 3 EPs and their latest debut album “Patience” was released in 2016.[3] The second single of the album - "Patience" was one of the finalists of Eesti Laul competition.[4]

I Wear* Experiment has toured the Baltics and played all the major festivals in the region. In 2016, The band was chosen from 47 bands to be the support act for the Hurts in their Surrender tour. They have been featured in The Line of Best Fit, MTV Iggy and Louder Than War[5] comparing them to the likes of Mew, Ladyhawk, M83, Cocteau Twins and Prodigy. [6]

  • John Robb from Louder Than War has described the band: “With their poly- rythmic drummer and ice cold harmonies the band are steers ahead of most of their international competitors and their well thought out songs that are built around great dynamics- they are very much international contenders."[7]
  • George O’Brien from The Line of Best Fit has said: ” infectious melodies sit atop the three-piece’s darker, haunting accompaniment. Punchy, distorted bass riffs, crashing cymbals, and string samples bring touches of aggression, while Johanna Eenma offers seductive respite through her honeyed vocal. With shades of Scandinavian influence and echoes of Ladyhawke, it’s electronic-pop.”[8]

History[edit]

I Wear* Experiment has performed the biggest festivals in the Baltics such as Intsikurmu Festival,[9] Tallinn Music Week and Jazzkaar[10] in Estonia, Positivus Festival & Summer Sound in Latvia, Karkle Live Music Beach Festival and Vilnius Music Week[11] in Lithuania. In March 2016, the band played 3 arena shows with the British band HURTS. In August 2016, I Wear* Experiment performed at The Weekend Festival, which is the biggest electronic music festival in the Baltic countries.[12] In October 2016, the band played in Zandari Festa, which takes place in Seoul and is the largest music showcase festival in South Korea.[13] In September 2017, band performed in showcase festival Waves Vienna in Austria.[14] In May 2018 the band performed in Focus Wales Festival in England.[15]

I Wear* Experiment started their first European tour in November 2016 from Stuttgart, Germany. They also had concerts in Amsterdam, Budapest, Offenbach, Prague, Berlin, Copenhagen and Warsaw.[16] After their first European tour, I Wear* Experiment traveled to Asia early January 2017 for a mini tour.[17] They performed 3 shows in South Korea and one show in Tokyo, Japan.[18] In September 2017 they traveled again to Asia and gave concerts in South Korea, Japan, China and Malaysia.[19]

The band has been a support act for several well-known bands and artists like Hurts,[20] Kasabian,[21] God is An Astronaut[22] and Fish.[23]

Achievements[edit]

I Wear* Experiment has finished their debut album “Patience” which was released on April 15, 2016. On that same month Tallinn Music Week and Telliskivi Creative City awarded the band with the artist prize .[24]

In September 2016, the album "Patience" artwork was awarded BRONZE for the Estonian Design Award.[25]

In January 2017, "Patience" was awarded at the Estonian Music Award as “best debut album”.[26]

Discography[edit]

"Crickets Empire I" (EP 2013)[27]

"Crickets Empire II" (EP 2013)[28]

"Crickets Empire III" (EP 2014)[29]

Debut album "Patience" (LP 2016)[30]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "9 Things You Didn't Know About I Wear* Experiment". www.electrowow.net. Retrieved 2018-04-25.
  2. ^ "An Interview with I Wear* Experiment (from Estonia) - DOINDIE". www.doindie.co.kr. Retrieved 2018-04-25.
  3. ^ "Approved: I Wear Experiment | Complete Music Update". www.completemusicupdate.com. Retrieved 2018-04-25.
  4. ^ ERR, Liam Clark | (2016-02-18). "Meet Eesti Laul 2016 participants I Wear* Experiment". ERR. Retrieved 2018-04-25.
  5. ^ "Top 5 Bands From Tallinn Music Festival In Estonia - Louder Than War". Louder Than War. 2014-04-10. Retrieved 2018-04-25.
  6. ^ http://iwearexperiment.com/weare
  7. ^ "I Wear* Experiment". gigmit - die Booking Plattform. Retrieved 2018-04-25.
  8. ^ "I Wear* Experiment". gigmit - die Booking Plattform. Retrieved 2018-04-25.
  9. ^ "Intsikurmu Music Festival | kultuur.info". www.kultuur.info. Retrieved 2018-04-25.
  10. ^ "I WEAR* EXPERIMENT (Estonia) | | Jazzkaar". Festival Jazzkaar. 2017-02-10. Retrieved 2018-04-24.
  11. ^ ERR (2015-11-20). "Vilnius Music Week festivalil esineb kolm Eesti artisti". ERR (in Estonian). Retrieved 2018-04-24.
  12. ^ "Weekend Festival Baltic 2016 Setlists". setlist.fm. Retrieved 2018-04-25.
  13. ^ "Zandari Festa". www.zfesta.com. Retrieved 2018-04-25.
  14. ^ "First acts for Waves Vienna 2017 revealed". Retrieved 2018-04-25.
  15. ^ "FOCUS Wales 2018 » I Wear* Experiment (Estonia)". www.focuswales.com. Retrieved 2018-04-24.
  16. ^ "I Wear* Experiment". Global Music Magazine. Retrieved 2018-04-25.
  17. ^ "I Wear* Experiment - Patience Tour '17". Metropolis Magazine. Retrieved 2018-04-25.
  18. ^ "I Wear* Experiment in Shibuya – SNA Travel". shingetsunewsagency.com. Retrieved 2018-04-25.
  19. ^ "I Wear* Experiment returns - Groove Magazine". Groove Magazine. 2017-08-31. Retrieved 2018-04-25.
  20. ^ ERR (2016-02-25). "Hurts valis 47 artisti seast oma soojendusesindajaks I Wear* Experimendi". ERR (in Estonian). Retrieved 2018-04-25.
  21. ^ "IMELINE UUDIS: Kasabiani kontserti Tallinnas soojendab I Wear* Experiment". Publik. Retrieved 2018-04-25.
  22. ^ "Magical and trippy, that's the show of God Is An Astronaut". Bobe.me - Best of Baltic Entertainment Ltd. 2015-09-17. Retrieved 2018-04-25.
  23. ^ "FOTOD: Endine metsamees Fish tegi Rock Cafes maailmaklassi etteaste!". Publik. Retrieved 2018-04-25.
  24. ^ "TMW Artist Award | Tallinn Music Week". Tallinn Music Week. Retrieved 2018-04-25.
  25. ^ "I Wear* Experiment album photos – Graafiline ja veebidisain – Defolio". Defolio. Retrieved 2018-04-25.
  26. ^ ERR (2017-01-27). "2017 Estonian Music Awards: Karl-Erik Taukar has most successful night". ERR. Retrieved 2018-04-24.
  27. ^ "I Wear* Experiment - Patience". Discogs. Retrieved 2018-04-25.
  28. ^ "I Wear* Experiment - Crickets Empire II". Discogs. Retrieved 2018-04-25.
  29. ^ "I Wear* Experiment - Crickets Empire III". Discogs. Retrieved 2018-04-25.
  30. ^ "I Wear* Experiment - Patience". Discogs. Retrieved 2018-04-25.

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