$2 Indie Electro Night!
FYOHNA & LPX
1700 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD, 21201
This event is all ages
Watch & Listen
To sing about being wronged is one thing, but to speak the truth with the emotional presence, grace, and clarity that FYOHNA—the duo of Katarina Gleicher and producer Elliot Glasser—does is another that one doesn’t find so often. It is this bareness as it is met with a sort of triumphant musical buoyancy that makes FYOHNA’s sound so special. A novel blend of warm synths à la James Blake and sequenced drums that pull from the expansiveness of trap, the complexity of west african rhythms, and the moods of trip hop equally. Songs are reminiscent of the more reflective singer- songwriters of the past decade—amongst Feist, St. Vincent, and Cat Power—and atmospheres range from the catchy sweetness found in singles “Believe You” and “Ghost Heart” to the mellow brooding that carries the songs “Misjudged” and “Lucy Lou.”
Whether it was moving to New York from London at 18 years old without having ever lived in the States before; starting and running my own record label (Neon Gold) out my college dorm room at 19; throwing monthly punk nights (Fuzz) in NYC out of a dive karaoke bar in chinatown when I was 21; or starting a band (MS MR) at 22 having never written a song or performed live before in my life - I've always leapt without question.
Passion and instinct are my guiding forces, especially when it comes to the music I love and the music I make. There’s a blurred line between naiveté and bravery mixed with a healthy dose of ego, and I’ve always straddled it. I can’t help but continue to hurl myself head first into the deep end, relying on my gut and perseverance in the face of gambles and risks. So here I am, once again, taking myself to the diving board, ready to do something different.
Separate from MS MR and Neon Gold - having dedicated 9 years of my life to both so far - I wanted and needed to get outside of my comfort zone, to write music and create a world that was entirely my own. LPX is a different but equally important extension of myself, a direct result of the bands and artists on which I was raised.
I was formed in the wake of honest, loud, and wild women like Karen O, Kathleen Hanna and PJ Harvey. And took every opportunity to catch shows in London and New York, even if it meant sneaking in underage, to see bands like TV on the Radio, Tom Vek, Bloc Party and The Strokes. I still feed off the high and energy I get from listening to my favorite bands and they're a driving force behind LPX.
I'm here to assert myself - harder, louder, and stronger - as a woman and an artist. A force to be reckoned with, wrapped in amplified distortion, emotion and chaos.
I want to make music that RIPS through your speakers and shakes you to your core, the kind of music that gets into your blood and truly makes you FEEL.
This is me. This is mine. Self imagined. Self made. Self realized. Self funded. Self released. I am LPX. Hear me roar, more raw and aggressive than ever before.