Jayne Dent (Me Lost Me)
Me Lost Me is the electronic music project of Newcastle based musician Jayne Dent, who was recently included on BBC Introducing North East’s 2020 Tips List. Described by BBC Radio 6’s Tom Robinson as a “brilliant peculiar noise”, Me Lost Me delights in experimenting with genre, taking influence from folk, electronica, art pop, ambient and noise music to create a beguiling mix of soaring vocals, synth, field recordings and hypnotic rhythms. Her live shows are atmospheric, dark and playful, with a repertoire that explores storytelling through original songs, improvisations and reworkings of traditional ballads.
Following the release of her debut album ‘Arcana’ in 2018 she has been touring the UK extensively, and is now due to release her forthcoming album ‘The Good Noise’ in 2020 following a successful crowdfunding campaign.
Jayne is also a visual and sound artist, performing and exhibiting around the UK and Europe and gaining recent attention for her livestreams and online works. She leads community music workshops with Creative Spaces CIC and is a host of regular open mic nights and a monthly show on CAMPFR radio.
Talking about her residency at Sage Gateshead, Jayne said: “During the residency I’ll write and record a new collection of songs to follow on from the release of my second album, and am looking forward to having some focused time to experiment and develop, while hopefully collaborating with some great musicians in the process.”
Me Lost Me is documenting her residency her with us through her website. Check it out and watch the project unfold over the coming weeks. It’s filled with graphics, field recordings, ambient snippets, progress diary entries, a reading list and a playlist of inspiring tunes: https://thecircle.dance/