INTERVIEW AU REVIEW
'Pheno (a.k.a. Jess Green) skilfully evades categorisation on her debut EP, showing off a depth of songwriting and expression that begs to be explored further'. Hayden Fritzlaff
'Green’s voice is the expressive force – sometimes screaming, sometimes a whisper' Hayden Fritzlaff
'Another tiny little spark began to make itself a human,” sings Pheno on the title track which brims with warped, St. Vincent pop charm. So too ‘Shadow in the Water’ shows the off-kilter arranging style of Ainslie Wills, or Feist’s Metals. Closer ‘Slingshot’ disintegrates into a tangle of fuzzy guitars before being spat back out into palm-muted pop strut. Even if only for a few moments, it shows the immense, unhinged potential Pheno has for experimentation' Hayden Fritzlaff
REVIEW ON BRISBANE'S 4ZZZ
'Jess Green AKA Pheno is making some seriously cool art-pop on her EP Dragon Year. Kicking off with stand out banger There Are Voice's Out There. The six track ensemble maintains a common focus with plenty of self-vocal samples and guitar hooks to keep you around until the party ends. (Luke Doig)'
REVIEW ON 'COOL NIGHTS'
Dragon Year has been described as “art pop” and it really is, according to the most literal evocations of those words. Paint splattering passionately onto a canvas; shapes, and then images, coming BANG into existence. It’s an extraordinary 22 minutes of songcraft, achieving in an EP format what many albums desperately grapple for. A coherent arc, a thrilling diversity of sounds, a listening journey that makes perfect sense without ever giving away its next move. With dauntingly talented bandmates Alyx Dennison (Kyü, Richard in your Mind, Alyx Dennison) and Bonnie Stewart (Bonniesongs) in tow, there’s little doubt the live show is just as powerful. And, in conclusion, I’m gonna hold back on making a “pheno-menal” joke. But please, do listen to this record.' Lyndon Blue, Perth Cool Nights
PREMIERE AND REVIEW ON HAPPY MAG
"Pheno gives Australia the art-pop injection it deserves on her debut EP Dragon Year"
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