Jed & Hera – New Album Out!
‘what happens when Icelandic and kiwi musicians collide?’
Jed & Hera, a musical duo described as ‘Street Folk’, have been creating some of Christchurch’s best music together for a little over a year. The two collaborated for the first time in September 2011 in their down time whilst Hera was on tour with Jed´s other musical project, Christchurch band ‘House of Mountain’. They began writing together after it became apparent that their individual styles of songwriting and performance went hand in hand. A year and a half onwards, and Jed & Hera have released their debut album as a duet – ‘Live at York St’ which, in its first week of release, entered the official NZ album charts at number 13.
“For our first album as a duo, we wanted to stay as true to ourselves and our sound as possible. We felt that by recording completely live, the energy and the meaning behind our songs could be captured. The end result is an album of stripped back arrangements of our songs that hopefully encapsulate the beauty that exists within an imperfect, raw and honest performance – as you would experience it live.”