A short Nicole
Willis article can be found in Nyt (Helsingin Sanomat
weekly supplement) on 15 Dec.
Issue 5 of Grooves
Magazine is out now with some Jimi in it, see www.groovesmag.com.
talks about her music in issue 30 of Aktivist (Helsinki),
issue 7 of Sue (Finland), and in November's i-D.
Issue 102 of
Future Music interviews Jimi Tenor about his equipment
and the cover CD includes his Call of the Wild from
Out of Nowhere. The
article is online at Future
Jockey Slut has
some Jimi Tenor in the October 2000 issue but also introduces
Nicole Willis and her 'Soul Makeover' album. The 'Sweet
soul music' article is online at their
site... More Nicole can be found in Sleazenation,
October 2000, where she reveals her favourite
noise - the Alesis HR16, "One of Jimi's toys
that I like working with". As you might recall,
Jimi's pick back in July was a rabbit
sizzling on a barbeque.
issue of Select takes us over to Jimi's home in London
where he talks about various objects of interest such
as his toy police car and a cool 'King
Jimi' portrait. "I was in Thailand a couple
of months ago, and this guy in the supermarket took
my photo and did me a canvas portrait of myself. I wanted
him to paint me as the King of Thailand but he was worried
he might be executed if he did. So he made me look like
Clark Kent instead".
show on September 17 is reviewed at The
Guardian and nme.com...
La Vanguardia introduces his following show in Barcelona
story. More from the Spanish press on the subject
you believe it?) has a Jimi Tenor gig review from earlier
on... check it out.
(German mag) has a Jimi Tenor story illustrated with
photos by Jimi, rather than of him, as
the case usually is... You can find the featured photos
and more here.
issue of the Swedish Edge magazine is a very special
one in which the editorial staff's favourite artists
were given a page of their own to do whatever they wanted
to with. Jimi Tenor's contribution brings out some show-biz
illusions created by the media. He uses press clippings
of Sharon Stone with her husband and their newly adopted
son as an
The French magazine
Technikart meets with Jimi Tenor in issue 44. Here's
a scan from the article with Jimi
posing with David Bowie! "It's embarrassing
to admit these days, but back then I wanted to be David
Bowie more than anyone. I thought he was so cool; because
of the hair, I guess", says Jimi in The Times on
July 29. Read more about the
music that made him.
There's a short interview and a review
of Jimi's recent gig at the Koneisto festival in Helsingin
Sanomat on August 7. Check them out here
(in Finnish). Turun Sanomat covered the Koneisto show
too, the story is online here.
The two main Finnish rock magazines
Rumba and Soundi both had a page or two on Jimi in their
August issues. They also covered the Koneisto
festival and agreed Jimi Tenor's performance was
among the highlights of the festival.
Nowhere' has been getting mostly excellent reviews;
the Finnish rock magazine Rumba awarded it 9 points
(out of 10) and the Guardian gave it a 4 star review
as did Select, Uncut and Jockey Slut. "Flowing
between intense drama, heart wrenching beauty and solid
funk, this album is endlessly listenable", says
Paul Sullivan in DJ mag (issue 69), and gives it 9 out
of 10. The following issue (70) of DJ also has a short
Here's some reviews online: Spin,
Times and The
Sunday Times, Baltimore
City Paper, Tageszeitung,
and Bremervörder Zeitung.
Independent on July 14 has a review
too, but also an interview with "the greatest showman
in pop", an online version of which you'll find
July's Jockey Slut reviewed not only
'Out Of Nowhere' but also 'City
Of Women' in the July issue. They even had Jimi
try out some clothes... take
The July issue of
Sleazenation has a pageful of Jimi
grilling a rabbit. Yes, that's his favourite noise.
"I picked the sound of a rabbit sizzling on the
barbeque. It's that combination of meat and fire that
does it for me."
The July issue of Face has a short
review: "The true prince of Finland makes another
state visit to planet Earth, backed by a soundtrack
of free jazz and Stravinsky-inspired soul. This is full-blown
orchestral funk that's got Danny Elfman reaching for
the jobs pages."
The July 1 issue of Billboard has
an article on Jimi and his new record. "It's good to
confuse people," says Tenor, "except when you're trying
to sell records. They just don't know on which shelf
to put the stuff; it's a bigger problem than people
think." He continues, "The idea was to surprise people:
no use of modern technology. Technically, the album
could've been done in the early '70s."
Crash, a French magazine, ran a Jimi
Tenor interview in their summer issue.
appearances archive: 2003