UNTER GRÜN #8 JESSIE EVANS walks with Fire

Picture by Billy & Hells

Jessie Evans is an out standing american band that has been spreading fire all over Europe since 2009 with their Ep IS IT FIRE released on the label Fantomette records.  The ex Iggy Pop Drums of Dammit have met  the ex The Vanishing  saxophone of Jessie Evans in Berlin for the sake of the most unpredictable mix of electro, afro cuban and punk music. The voice is retro , the song futuroscopic, the live show epileptic, Jessie Evans opens her thoughts to wrangelkiez : lift your soul and set your body free !

YOU SEEM TO HAVE A PRETTY PESSIMIST VIEW ON THE WORLD , DO YOU BELIEVE IN A HUMAN REDEMPTION, AN ENLIGHTEMENT OF THE PEOPLE ?

Look at the Egyptians out there fighting to the teeth for their freedom
people are capable of anything if they have the courage to go for it


DO YOU BELIEVE IN THE END OF THE MAYA CALENDAR IN 2012?

I don’t think things are as literal as that but i think definitely a major transformation is possible. I think as always we have two choices: life or death. If you are’nt living your life to its fullest then you are basically living your death here on earth.


I don’t really believe in time and i definitely don’t believe theres any escape, so life and death are really just different phases in the constant transformation we’re all going through. Of course i have my hopes and anxieties about this particular life i am living but actually i feel pretty satisfied with what i’ve done so far and as long as im working every day toward the goals i’ve set and living my life as good as i possibly can, enjoying everything along the way, then i have no worries about when things will end.


NEXT YEAR IS THE END OF THE WORLD WHAT IS YOUR TO DO LIST ?
Go to India, release my next album, tour in Brazil.

HOW DOES IT FEEL TO PERFORM WITH LYDIA LUNCH,  WHAT IS YOUR RELATION TO HER  MUSIC ?

I haven’t performed with her yet, but im looking forward to it, i am sure its gonna be a great time. We’ve been friends for a few years since we met at a show we played together at ladyfest in Madrid. I think Lydia is a huge influence for so many people of my generation especially women.

WHAT MAKES A STRONG WOMAN?

Somebody who’s confident and knows what they want.

IS THERE A SPECIFIC VOICE THAT TOUCH YOU ?
Alton Ellis

WHAT WOULD BE A GOOD SUNSET SONG ?
“Desire” by Tuxedo Moon

IS THE COVER OF  Is it Fire ‘ A TRIBUTE TO FLAUTISTA OF HERBIE MANN ?
DO YOU HAVE A SPECIFIC  RELATION TO THAT RECORD ?

The artwork for the album was inspired by similar covers: tito puente, perez prado, martin denny, herb alpert, etc

IF YOU COULD BE AN ANTHIC FIGURE WHO WOULD YOU BE ?
Salvador Dali

IS JESSIE EVANS VOODOO ?

Voodoo is a religion that has nothing to do with my upbringing.
The thing i relate to about it is the interest in being possessed by something greater than myself, losing control of my mind and becoming lost in the dance.

YOU HAVE A VERY  PLAYFUL AND JOYFUL RELATION TO YOUR BODY REGARDING THE CONSTANT MUTATION OF YOUR STAGE COSTUME, YOU EVEN PERFORMED IN A LAMP SCULPTURE DRESS ! DO YOU CONSIDER YOUR BODY ON STAGE AS ANOTHER INSTRUMENT OR AN OBJET ?

The body is neither object or instrument its the vehicle. Like Marc Bolan i like to think of my body as a very fine car !! sexy, powerful + fun to drive in but will easily run anybody down who tries to mess with me !

HOW DOES AMERICA REACT TO YOUR SUCCESS IN EUROPE?
America is hardly reacting to anything.

IF YOU WERE A MOVIE ?
” edward scizzorhands” of Tim Burton or “Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown ” of Pedro Almodovar .

IF YOU WERE A COUNTRY ?     Spain .

WHAT IS COMING NEXT ?
I’m in Los Angeles right now. we just shot a music video for “Scientist Of Love” and we’re gonna start recording my new album soon !
jessie evans – scientist of love (sayhooo_remix) by sayhooo_remixes

YOU CAN PRE ORDER THE NEW ALBULM HERE AND FOLLOW JESSIE’ ADVENTURE AROUND THE GLOBE ON HER BLOG

*Photograph by Billy and Hells*

by Magritte Jaco

About magrittejaco

Musician multimedia in Mille, Plateau Repas, FL/AM ans the Flamingoes.
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