Bio

"Slow-paced but fast-burning - minimal yet wholly effecting. An artist whose span results in extremely special music"
- Clash Magazine 

“Mystifying and atmospheric"
- Earmilk 

"Step into Jæger's dark wonderland if you dare."
- Popdust 

"One of the best things you'll hear all year"
- Soundsphere Magazine

 

Holy Boy is the musical moniker of LA based, Norwegian-born alternative artist Helene Alexandra Jæger. Her debut EP was recorded at Ben Hillier’s (Depeche Mode, The Horrors, Blur++) Pool Studios in London and released to acclaim in June 2017, with single “The Blood Moon” being premiered on BBC Radio 1 and Holy Boy performing at festivals including CMJ, NXNE and SXSW.

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There's a moment on Holy Boy's debut EP during medieval sea shanty 'Deep Sky' - after the harpsichords, unresolved baritone guitar and broken jazz drum patterns have played out - where a wall of psychedelic distortion creeps up and envelopes the listener, obliterating everything that's come before. In a sense, this is how Holy Boy writes songs. She waits for the energy to build to extreme proportion, then channels it.

Originally from Norway, LA based alternative singer songwriter Helene Alexandra Jæger’s debut is a collection of tragic outlier love songs - as she herself calls it "explorations in consciousness". Taking sonic cues from artists like The Velvet Underground and Talk Talk's "Spirit Of Eden", Holy Boy's arrangements are sparse yet atmospheric - Jæger's old soul contralto pushed through haunting vocal effects floats over primal drums and vintage organs.

Holy Boy's first full length album is due late 2018.

Photo: Dylan Long

Photo: Dylan Long