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PHENO (fee-no)


She's quirky and her passion for creating unique music and Stranger Things runs deep.


PHENO (pronounced fee-no) is electric guitarist and vocalist Jess Green’s new pseudonym. As Pheno, she is pioneering her own style of Art-Pop, influenced by artists such as Tune-Yards and St Vincent with a huge nod to 80’s heroes David Bowie and Talking Heads. Pheno’s music layers shimmering vocals, scorching electric guitars, synthesisers, and backbeats. Lyrical material ranges from Sci-Fi musings in utero (There Are Voices Out There) to ethereal callings from the deep (Shadow in The Water). The band is a dream team, Jess has collaborated with master drummer Bree van Reyk (Holly Throsby/Paul Kelly/Sally Seltman) and synths / vocalist Alyx Dennison powerhouse (Kyu & Alyx Dennison) as well as other special guests. Songs feature Green's own jazz influenced 'weirdo rock' lead guitar.

The album is bold and energetic, ranging from moods reminiscent of the Stranger Things soundtrack to the fuzzy, lush indie pop of The Shins. Tracks such as Shadow in the Water give away Jess's Jazz & Funk background sounding somewhat like the love child of Peter Gabriel and Suzanne Vega.

Part funded by a successful Pozible campaign in 2016 and recorded by David Trumpmanis (Sarah Blasko/Flume) the production is lush and detailed. Jess's single Dragon Year' was launched with a mini tour in April 2017, and the full band launched the EP at Sydney’s Leadbelly as part of the VIVID festival.

Pheno tours as a solo act using loops, electric guitar, synths and a drum machine and has performed at Mojo’s Perth, ANU Bar (finale), Tedx Canberra, Transit Bar (Canberra) Ziggy’s (SYD), The Flamin’ Galah (Brisbane) and The Newsagency (SYD). The live band (featuring Dennison and Bonnie Stewart on the drums) has toured through eastern NSW and Canberra.


Pheno gives Australia the art-pop injection it deserves on her debut EP Dragon Year.
— Isabella Moore, hhhappy
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 - 4ZZZ Brisbane
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, BMA Magazine
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


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Dragon year EP Launch, 9 December, Street Theatre, Canberra ACT. Details here

Dragon Year by PHENO is out now on Spotify

Dragon Year by Jess Green PHENO
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