Jen Dixon is a UK singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from the industrial North East coast of England who blends mature indie-pop themes with soaring, catchy and relatable songs. Jen has been championed by Radio X legend John Kennedy, BBC Introducing‘s Nick Roberts and Shakk, cracked the boards at Middlesbrough Town Hall’s prestigious Main Hall, O2 Academy and City Hall in Newcastle, and been featured in the Daily Star‘s Rising Stars Top 50.
Her debut EP ‘Less than a Feeling’ is out 30th June. A pre-save is available.
Is there a song on the album you’re nervous about releasing out to the world?
“The title track ‘Less than a feeling’ is really different to previously released songs, so I’m worried it won’t be received well. It’s a bit ‘rockier’ than my usual stuff – I’ve been gigging it with the band for a while now and it’s really great fun to play so I hope people enjoy it as much as I do!”
How long did it take you to write and the record the album?
“It’s been a long process! Two of the songs, ‘Less than a Feeling’ and ‘Over You’, were actually written back in the first Covid lockdown when I started writing. They didn’t seem to fit with my sound at the time but now its evolved they just seemed to work. The other songs were written towards the end of 2022. I approached Lisa Murphy in November to mix the tracks for me and it was finished in February.”
Where was it recorded and mixed?
“It was all recorded in my bedroom studio, I write, record and produce all my own stuff. It was mixed at the Production room with Lisa Murphy and mastered by Pete Maher.”
Is it important for you to have full control over all aspects of a project?
“This is the first time I’ve relinquished any control of my songs over to someone else. I was still very much involved with the mixing process, giving poor Lisa constant feedback. I do find it important that I have control over my work, but equally understand everyone has strengths and weaknesses so to get the best out of my work I need to bring in other people. I also got Phil Wing and Neil Walker to record guitar on a couple of the tracks as they’re much better than me!”
Jen is playing gigs across Teesside, Sheffield and Manchester in the coming months including supporting Reverend and the Makers in July.
Written by: leancool20
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