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date_range 5.15pm Fri 25th & 5.30pm Sat 26th

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Iona Zajac

Iona Zajac is a formidable presence, particularly when it comes to her live performance. Her music seamlessly blends genres with an authentic grit that has captivated audiences across Europe.

There is an uncompromising ferocity that courses through her songs; fucked up love affairs, weird dreams and wild sex, delivered with a tender, powerful voice and impenetrable stare. Zajac has built a reputation for the intense beauty of her solo work however she returns to Austin this year with the powerful backing of her full band which includes Eleanor Mason (Voka Gentle, Paolo Nutini, Billie Marten) & Joe Taylor (Anna B Savage, Penelope Isles), whom both feature on her recently recorded and highly anticipated debut album. You can expect nods to solo bedroom EP, ‘Find Her in the Grass’, but darker themes are now accompanied by pulsating drone synths and drum builds, at times ascending into enraged cries and chaos.

2022/23 was spent mainly on the road, touring with the likes of LANKUM, Billy Nomates, Arab Strap, Anna B Savage, The Cinematic Orchestra, Hamish Hawk and Idlewild.

Her songs will break your heart in the best possible way. She is not to be fucked with.