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Holding Pattern (2013)

On 24, Nov 2012 | In Artists on Artists | By jane

Aurora Jane’s new album “Holding Pattern” is really anything but. I hate to drop the “j” word, but this album truly is a journey, in the most magnificent sense. From the opening track “Arrival” Aurora Jane sets the tone for the whole album, wooing you with her effortless vocals, amongst production so phat you could be forgiven for thinking you’d absentmindedly eaten a whole cheesecake.

From the first song onwards the album takes you through Aurora Jane’s unique personal and musical philosophies in a melding of disco, funk and psychedelic that only she can present so fluently together. A stand out song on the album is “Amit’s song” which lifts you up and out of the reality you were in and floats you gently above the earth for a gentle 4 minutes and 28 seconds, leaving you feeling that your edges have been soothed and softened.

If you’re after something to get the blood pumping and give you a chance to wail on your air guitar head straight for “Let the Birds Out” and get your whip on with a bass and guitar hook so cool it might just be wearing dark glasses.

The band is tighter than my abs after an hour at the gym (well, actually, much much tighter), and so funky you just know Hendrix would have been jealous, not to mention Justin Timberlake. In fact, this album is the 70s meets 2017, in all the right ways.


Written by Rosie Burgess for Mojo Junction – ‘Artists on Artists’


Holding Pattern is available Worldwide from iTunes November 1st, 2013.

Aurora Jane tour Australia in November in support of the release.

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