Within a year of releasing her last album, ‘Apocalypse, girl’, Jenny Hval has announced the release of its follow-up.
‘Blood Bitch’ is due on 30 September 2016 and will be supported by various European festival slots and a UK tour.
The Norwegian artist plays Oslo in Hackney on 19 October.
“‘Blood Bitch’ is an investigation of blood. Blood that is shed naturally. The purest and most powerful, yet most trivial, and most terrifying blood: Menstruation. The white and red toilet roll chain which ties together the virgins, the whores, the mothers, the witches, the dreamers, and the lovers,” explains Hval.
“‘Blood Bitch’ is also a fictitious story, fed by characters and images from horror and exploitation films of the ’70s. With that language, rather than smart, modern social commentary, I found I could tell a different story about myself and my own time: a poetic diary of modern transience and transcendence.”
Musically, the album co-produced by acumen noise producer Lasse Marhaug finds Hval reconnecting with the Norwegian metal and goth scenes that originally gave birth to her career.
“It’s an album of vampires, lunar cycles, sticky choruses, and the smell of warm leaves and winter.”