Persona Grata ― 2024 ― 00 000

J Mahon

Originally growing up in Far North Queensland, Australia, J (Jarrod Michael Mahon) played and toured in bands since 2013. Primarily as a member of The Creases, with releases on Rough Trade Records in the UK and Liberation Records. In 2019 Mahon moved to Berlin and made it his home base to be in a better position for touring. Having released and performed under the pseudonym Emerson Snowe for the past 5 years, released 5 albums and 13 EPs, in 2023 Mahon gained the confidence to release all future work under his own name.
2023 marked the release of his debut studio album 'Everything Has A Life' in which J released 4 singles and achieved radio support by BBC6 in the UK, alongside plays on independent radio stations worldwide. In 2023 Mahon also played support tours with Tess Parks and Ulrika Spacek. Also played shows with Flat Worms and John Moods as well as numerous shows in Germany and the UK.

With a sound similar to Sparklehorse with influences spanning between Kevin Ayres, The Magnetic Fields, Sufjan Stevens and Spiritualized, Mahon creates a mixture of Indie Rock and Freak Folk through to Chamber Pop with his use of violins and cellos throughout his work.
Like a sort of chameleon the live sets can consist of as many as 7 members or be performed completely as a solo act. Changing depending on where and what the concert is. The solo act consisting of Mahon on stage with 2 strobe lights faced inwards, a backing track, a fuzzed out guitar and being vocally drenched in reverb and delay. Or simply Mahon on stage with nothing but a guitar and dreamy vocals. 2024 has already shown the release of a new single 'Gold States' (a B-Side from the Everything Has a Life recordings), first UK headline tour and a support tour with Speedy Ortiz.

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Originally growing up in Far North Queensland, Australia, J (Jarrod Michael Mahon) played and toured in bands since 2013. Primarily as a member of The Creases, with releases on Rough Trade Records in the UK and Liberation Records. In 2019 Mahon moved to Berlin and made it his home base to be in a better position for touring. Having released and performed under the pseudonym Emerson Snowe for the past 5 years, released 5 albums and 13 EPs, in 2023 Mahon gained the confidence to release all future work under his own name.
2023 marked the release of his debut studio album 'Everything Has A Life' in which J released 4 singles and achieved radio support by BBC6 in the UK, alongside plays on independent radio stations worldwide. In 2023 Mahon also played support tours with Tess Parks and Ulrika Spacek. Also played shows with Flat Worms and John Moods as well as numerous shows in Germany and the UK.

With a sound similar to Sparklehorse with influences spanning between Kevin Ayres, The Magnetic Fields, Sufjan Stevens and Spiritualized, Mahon creates a mixture of Indie Rock and Freak Folk through to Chamber Pop with his use of violins and cellos throughout his work.
Like a sort of chameleon the live sets can consist of as many as 7 members or be performed completely as a solo act. Changing depending on where and what the concert is. The solo act consisting of Mahon on stage with 2 strobe lights faced inwards, a backing track, a fuzzed out guitar and being vocally drenched in reverb and delay. Or simply Mahon on stage with nothing but a guitar and dreamy vocals. 2024 has already shown the release of a new single 'Gold States' (a B-Side from the Everything Has a Life recordings), first UK headline tour and a support tour with Speedy Ortiz.

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