Alev Lenz
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Alev Lenz

London, England, United Kingdom

London, England, United Kingdom
Band Alternative Singer/Songwriter

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Mar
19
Alev Lenz @ Sebright Arms

City of London, England, United Kingdom

City of London, England, United Kingdom

Apr
28
Alev Lenz @ Gasteig Philharmonie

München, Not Applicable, Germany

München, Not Applicable, Germany

Nov
17
Alev Lenz @ The Troubadour

London, None, United Kingdom

London, None, United Kingdom

Music

Press


"Rising star and German-born, London resident singer songwriter/pianist Lenz brings a refreshing edge and openness to her poignant and beautiful originals - not least via her live video demos, which are filmed and recorded in real time and presented free on her website. Mixing alt-rock and savvy pop confessionals, Lenz is a compelling prospect live." Time Out London 09/2011

"With eloquent lyrics and evocative melodies, Alev Lenz's debut UK EP is a diverse and beautifully moody collection of alternative pop." - Music Week

"All 5 songs are unique and they make you wanna hear more." - Hot Pop Press

"Certainly someone to look out for this year." - Music News

"Stomping Tori Amos and Sheryl Crow spirited horn hounded pop rises in tempo and spirit, as this Berlin based singer/songwriter oozes confidence, independence and heart-on-sleeve honesty." - All Gigs

"Possesses enough tenderness, deep delving, instrumental weaving and a splash of cynicism in order to earn Lenz some exposure and respect." - Comfort Comes

"Perfectly arranged, alternate silently sweet and sonorously strong songs show how the Fraulein has grown up." - Raw Investigations

"A collection of idiosyncratic love songs, with nods to the likes of Regina Spektor, Tori Amos and Fiona Apple." - Rivmix.com

"An unanticipated pleasure. Each song's unique and off the wall charm, combined with flawless vocals, creates a sheer sense of variety among the album." - UK Music Review
- several


"Rising star and German-born, London resident singer songwriter/pianist Lenz brings a refreshing edge and openness to her poignant and beautiful originals - not least via her live video demos, which are filmed and recorded in real time and presented free on her website. Mixing alt-rock and savvy pop confessionals, Lenz is a compelling prospect live." Time Out London 09/2011

"With eloquent lyrics and evocative melodies, Alev Lenz's debut UK EP is a diverse and beautifully moody collection of alternative pop." - Music Week

"All 5 songs are unique and they make you wanna hear more." - Hot Pop Press

"Certainly someone to look out for this year." - Music News

"Stomping Tori Amos and Sheryl Crow spirited horn hounded pop rises in tempo and spirit, as this Berlin based singer/songwriter oozes confidence, independence and heart-on-sleeve honesty." - All Gigs

"Possesses enough tenderness, deep delving, instrumental weaving and a splash of cynicism in order to earn Lenz some exposure and respect." - Comfort Comes

"Perfectly arranged, alternate silently sweet and sonorously strong songs show how the Fraulein has grown up." - Raw Investigations

"A collection of idiosyncratic love songs, with nods to the likes of Regina Spektor, Tori Amos and Fiona Apple." - Rivmix.com

"An unanticipated pleasure. Each song's unique and off the wall charm, combined with flawless vocals, creates a sheer sense of variety among the album." - UK Music Review
- several


Discography

New SINGLE
Song No. 1 / Memphis coming out on 18th March 2013

DEBUT ALBUM
Storytelling Piano Playing Fräulein released 13. February 2009

VARIOUS Film music 2009 - current

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Bio

‘Song No. 1’/ ‘Memphis’

Alev Lenz is due to release her first UK single on 18th March. Since the release of her debut album in her home country of Germany the singer/ songwriter/ producer has busied herself with gigs in London and New York alongside working on soundtracks for several high profile German films and recording what will become her second album in London’s Premises Studios.

Song No. 1 and Memphis are the first tracks taken from Alev's second album and take in a diverse set of influences, from European classical through to experimental electronics.
Alev’s main collaborator for the album was acclaimed Finnish drummer Samuli Kosminen (Múm, Hauschka, Kronos Quartet, Jónsi). A mutual friend suggested they work together, which began weeks and months of emailing sessions from London to Helsinki and back. Song No. 1 and Memphis are the first songs from that collaboration. The two songs were then mixed by Jas Shaw of Simian Mobile Disco.

Since arriving in London Alev’s played shows at The Vortex, the hub of the capital’s avant jazz and electronic scenes, had an exhibition of her own artwork and hosted a show on the independent NTS Radio.

press contact:
richard@toastpress.com