Unique, insane and like nothing you’ll have ever seen before… we cannot recommend highly enough. This eponymous multi-instrumentalist from Dublin packs a punch in his music like no other.. – Kat Jackman, Huffington Post
Born in Dublin and now based in London, Fjokra and his eponymous band have gained a reputation for exhibiting a uniquely bizarre and energetic live show that ‘combines near-minimalistic, lo-fi electro-pop with retro swing, metal and occasional epic Muse-like explosions’ (Time Out). Gracing the stages at Isle Of Wight Festival, Beach Break Festival, Shambala, Boomtown and Liverpool Sound City, Fjokra was also hand picked by Adam Ant as support for his London show in November 2014.
Collaborating as a performer, producer and instrumentalist with diverse names such as Duran Duran, The Clash, Tyondai Braxton (Battles), Reeps One, The Rotten Hill Gang, Lazy Habits and Hollie Cook, Fjokra is progressively building a name for himself as a unique and versatile artist.
During the summer of 2014 Fjokra worked with director Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight, Thirteen, Red Riding Hood, Lords Of Dogtown) on her latest film Miss You Already starring Drew Barrymore, Toni Collette, Dominic Cooper and Paddy Considine. Fjokra and his band feature in a concert scene performing one of his own compositions and also plays the part of Dominic Cooper’s best friend throughout the film. Miss You Already is scheduled for international release in 2015.
With 5 track EP Thoughtsteps released June 2014, Fjokra is constantly writing and recording new material. The Mellowsound Sessions EP released online in December 2014 features a more ambient direction, and rumours of an album coming in 2015 are beginning to circulate.
…innovative creativity that pushes the boundaries of music. – chase this tune
“I want to recommend something new to iTunes this week, a very exciting new band..Fjokra” – John Taylor, Duran Duran.
“Im going to have to go and lie down in a darkened room after playing that”. – Gary Crowley, BBC Radio London on playing Infinite Loops
“Sex music for metallers” – Peanut Baines, Kaiser Chiefs
“The ever impossible to pigeon-hole Fjokra with the musical masterpiece that is Slyrex.” – Peter Donaldson, Absolute Radio
“Todd Rundgren in Genesis listening to Muse while hanging out with Queen, Sikth and Quincy Jones who are all shagging Prince in Rush’s private studio on LSD dressed up as The Beatles mixing Psycore jamming with The Manhattan Transfer in a lost Gershwin musical somewhere in Iceland”- Dave Wibberley