Jo Mango

Jo Mango

Jo Mango's second album Murmuration is set for release on 5th November 2012 via Olive Grove Records.

The reviews are already coming in with a solid 5/5 from The List, 4/5 from The Skinny and elsewhere online Shout4Music has awarded it a brilliant 8/10, with more to follow.

This wonderfully wistful album draws upon Jo's adventures whilst travelling the world as a member of Vashti Bunyan's band and her experiences over the last few years completing a Doctorate in Musicology plus her collaborations with David Byrne (Carnegie Hall, NY 2007), Devendra Banhart, Coco Rosie, Teenage Fanclub (Baby Lee, 2011), and Admiral Fallow (Beetle in the Box, 2012) amongst others.

As a lyricist Jo displays the kind of range more often attributed to an accomplished short story writer, equally assured when following the flight patterns of starlings on "The Black Sun" as she is asking difficult questions in the aftermath of a stabbing in Kingdom.

Yet, despite the depth of her subject matter, Jo’s music is filled with light; light that comes from her extraordinary ability to paint vivid and enquiring images of the natural world with a voice as delicate and complex as the myriad environments it describes.

This beguiling mix is what sets Jo apart in a crowded field of folk-influenced singer-songwriters.