Aurora Aksnes is a 19 year old singer-songwriter who crafts dark pop music of rare depth. While she was growing up in Bergen, Norway, Aurora’s parents never pushed her to pursue music either as a career or even as a hobby. Until she reached her teens, nobody else had ever heard Aurora play her own music. Her latest single ‘Conqueror’ is out now and has picked up great support across blogs, playlists and radio. Her most upbeat and joyful track so far, it shows AURORA’s innate ability to write a hook and produce a perfect moment of pop joy.
Having sold-out a UK tour this Autumn, which included a very special night at Shepherds Bush Empire, and the recent announcement of a headline show at London’s Brixton Academy for April 2016, this is an incredibly impressive feat for a young artist with only a handful of songs out there in the internet ether. You suspect it must, therefore, feel pretty good to be Jack Garratt right now.
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