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Jinx Lennon
 
 
 
 
 
     
   
 
"Best lyrics in Ireland" - DAMIEN DEMPSEY
"Insight Melody Fear and Loathing" - IRISH TIMES
"Wired to a beautiful industrial moon" - PAT MC CABE - AUTHOR
JINX LENNON
"National Cancer Strategy"
22/10/10 - Septic Tiger Records

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Jinx Lennon the antagonist genius of social disorder and scuzzy beat lyricism returns with NATIONAL CANCER STRATEGY another peep under the rock of this Septic Tiger Island equipped with uplifting anthems to clear the demons out of  the heads of those willing to listen. Besides Miss Paula's magic tonsils, there are guest appearances from Captain Moonlight, The Stellar Dublin Poet Stephen James, Former Whipping Boy Colm Hassett provides some extra percussionon several tracks and Marc Aubele (Guitar), and Bill Blackmore (Trumpet) Appear on the song "It's Not Good to BeAlone in Your House When The Weekend Comes". Overall the sound veers towards Suicide's 2nd Album and the second Jinx album "30 Beacons of Light For A Land Full of Spite,Thugs, Drug Slugs, and Energy Vampires" Recently he played a slew of festivals this summer including The Electric Picnic, Flatlake Festival, Cork SXSW, Waterford Spraoi, to name but a few. He's a Punk / poet / performance artist whose repertoire contains elements of magic, rawness, rage, bullhorns, one chord Taylor guitars, Lee Van Cleef, a cascade of electro sound. The follow-up to the critically acclaimed albums TRAUMA THEMES IDIOT TIMES and KNOW YOUR STATION GOUGER NATION.

NATIONAL CANCER STRATEGY TOUR
OCTOBER

01 Roisin Dubh, Galway - Friday (special guest Fia Rua)
02 Gonzo Theatre, Cavan - Saturday
14 Bewleys Theatre, Dublin - Thursday (SOLD OUT)
15 Pavilion Cork City - Friday
22 Tain Festival:Spirit Store, Dundalk - Friday (special guest Captain Moonlight)
23 Saki Bar, Manchester - Saturday
24 Nottingham, Bodega Social - Sunday (with Captain Hotknives)
26 The Cricketers Keyleigh,West Yorkshire ,UK- Tuesday (with Captain Hotknives)
28 Sandinos, Derry - Thursday (special guest Captain Moonlight)
29 Phil Grimes, Waterford - Friday
30 McGirls Bar, Ballinamore- Saturday

NOVEMBER
06 Pumphouse, Kilkenny - Saturday (with special guest Captain Moonlight)
10 13th Note, Glasgow - Wednesday
11 The Forest Cafe, Edinburgh - Thursday (supporting Robert Blake)
12 Drouthie Neebors, Dundee - Friday (supporting Robert Blake)
18 Monroes, Galway - Thursday (supporting Milk Kan)
19 The Stables, Mullingar - Friday
20 Sligo,Venue TBC - Saturday (supporting Milk Kan)
26 The Bailey Enniscorthy - Friday (special guest The Focus Group)
DECEMBER
10 Murphys Bar, Waterford City - Friday


 
 
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Jinx Lennon is a performance artist a spoken word/singing fireball of energy who creates surreal baptist preacher like persona in his shows and plays bullet paced acoustic and electro tunes ,slam poetry style pieces,and shares the stage with his electrifying stage partner the soulful Miss Paula Flynn who is also a songwriter . Tony Clayton Lea described them recently within the Ticket section of the Irish Times as an 'exhilarating provocative pairing'. Jinx has three acclaimed albums to his name and has been touring and pushing out his fierce and uplifting music at home and abroad since 1999 playing shows,lighting up the bars of Reykjavik in Iceland,sitting on the back of a Greyhound bus touring the East coast of US ,and playing festivals in London and Brighton.At home in Ireland Jinx/Paula have played Oxegen in 2006 , the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival in Belfast in 2005,the alternative Galway Arts Festival Project 06 in Galway in 2006 ,the Spiegeltent Dublin Fringe Festival in2005/2007 Cuirt International Festival of Literature in Galway 2008 , Electric Picnic in 2006/2007/2008,Mantua 2007/2008 ,Green Gathering Wexford 2008, and the Flatlakes Festival 2007/2008 hosted by writer Pat Mc Cabe and film maker Kevin Allen.Jinx and Paula played two shows this year with the legendary Christy Moore and Damien Dempsey who recently described Jinx in Hot Press magazine as ''the best lyricist in Ireland''.

Also into Jinx Lennon's work include Writer Pat Mc Cabe who says 'Jinx Lennon is the most original and singular talent i have come across in years' and Actor Keith Allen in Q magazine give this quote:'Jinx does a song called 'Forgive the Cunts' which is amazing.Whenever i'm stressed i use it as my catchphrase'.

Peter Murphy from Hot Press:Jinx Lennon is a true original,a rock n roll outsider whose music throbs to the pulse of rural Ireland.

The documentary 'Noisemaker' about the music and life of Jinx (and featured Miss Paula) was televised last year on RTE,and was screened as part of the Guthgafa Film Festival in Donegal ,and other TV appearances include a performance of 'City of Styrofoam Cups' on the Ardan show special last year for TG4 and ''Escape from the Planet of the Apes'' on BBC 2 for ''Imeall Geal ''.

Jinx also co wrote a play with Mikel Murfi called ''Know Your Station'' which was broadcast on RTE Radio 1 in may. Radio appearances also include sessions on Stuart Bailie's "Across the Line" on BBC Radio The Dan Hegarty Show on 2 FM

,Jinx and Paula are also current favourites at WFMU in New Jersey.

Expect the new album in march.


 
 
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