Ghost Town Jenny began as the solo project of singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Kim Kylland. Kylland grew up splitting time between southern California and Norway, and eventually spent her formative years as a songwriter & performer in Dublin, Ireland. After traveling alone through Europe with just a guitar and a backpack, she attended school in Japan, and eventually moved to Reykjavik, Iceland. While at Roskilde Music Festival in Denmark, Kim met Johan Svensson, who would later become her bandmate (synths) and writing partner. After a few more years of traveling and writing in various locations, the pair relocated to Northern California, where they currently reside. The band's line-up was later completed with Bay Area musicians, Corey Christopher Mike (violin) and Dominic Mercurio (drums).
Ghost Town Jenny's music has been compared to everyone from Florence & The Machine and Bjork (Purevolume) to June Carter Cash and Andrew Bird (Austin Texas Decider), but it's evident that they are cultivating their own unique sound. This diverse group of talents has charmed audiences around the globe, from large scale festivals to intimate performances. Iceland Airwaves Festival wrote that each Ghost Town Jenny song "is like its own contained fairy tale."
The group released their first studio EP in January of 2014, which Interview Magazine called "sweet and spooky." They are currently writing and working on their first full-length effort, due out in late 2015.
Check out Ghost Town Jenny's new music video for “Lights,” which comes from their debut EP, Golden Hour, released earlier this year.
The video was directed by Samantha Shay, who the band met while in Iceland in 2011. Purevolume.com, who first championed the song back in January, referred to Ghost Town Jenny as “cinematic soul,” and compared them to the likes of Florence & the Machine and Bjork.
Ghost Town Jenny continues to support their Golden Hour EP with various live performances.