FACT FILE: Jackie Mendoza

04 Oct 2019

Jackie Mendoza answers our Fact File quiz ahead of her headline show at Sebright Arms

Jackie Mendoza supports Helado Negro at Jazz Cafe on 29 October and whilst she's in town she'll be playing a free entry show at Sebright Arms on Friday 25 October. For a taste of what to expect, check out her answers to our FACT FILE and have a listen to her new album LuvHz

What three words best describe your music for someone who's never heard it?

Experimental, electronic, and dreamy

What's the best gig you've ever been to?

In 2012, my sister and I drove from San Diego to Los Angeles to see Nicolas Jaar play at the Echo. My sister and I are very different and it was the first time we bonded over music we both loved.

What was the last book you read that you'd recommend?

The last book I read was Songs in the Key of Z by Irwin Chusid. It’s about “outsider music” and unique musicians and bands like Daniel Johnston, The Shaggs, and Space Lady. It talks about how most people perceive this music to be bad but it’s just different and stands on its own. It talks about its impact on the music industry and how these people were the first people to make “bedroom music”.

What does music mean to you?

Music is the best way I can express emotions, exercise my creativity, and connect with other people. It’s been healing at times and most recently has allowed me to travel and make new friends.

Vinyl, CD or digital?

Digital

If you could be another person for one day, who would you be and why?

I think Amelie Lens has the best DJ life. She teleports from gig to gig across the globe and you’d think she’d look tired but she always seems so healthy and energized! I would love to walk in her shoes for a day.

Who is the best artist in the world?

In this moment I will say Juana Molina.

What can we expect from your live show?

You can expect catchy synth melodies, Latin beats, electric ukulele, and sounds from the ocean and outer space.

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