Alev Lenz is due to release her first UK single on 18th March. Since the release of her debut album in her home country of Germany the singer/ songwriter/ producer has busied herself with gigs in London and New York alongside working on soundtracks for several high profile German films and recording what will become her second album in London's Premises Studios.
Song No. 1 and Memphis are the first tracks taken from Alev's second album and take in a diverse set of influences, from European classical through to experimental electronics.
Alev's main collaborator for the album was acclaimed Finnish drummer Samuli Kosminen (Múm, Hauschka, Kronos Quartet, Jónsi). A mutual friend suggested they work together, which began weeks and months of emailing sessions from London to Helsinki and back. Memphis and Song No.1 are the first songs from that collaboration. The two songs were then mixed by Jas Shaw of Simian Mobile Disco.
Since arriving in London Alev's played shows at The Vortex, the hub of the capital's avant jazz and electronic scenes, had an exhibition of her own artwork and hosted a show on the independent NTS Radio.
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