Brazil's post-punk scene continues to make waves on the global stage, and one band leading that charge is São Paulo's own JENNI SEX. Their latest offering, "Healing Kiss", set to be released on April 20, 2023, under the WAVE RECORDS label, is a testament to their evolving sound and craftsmanship. A harmonious blend of echoing guitar work by Oliveira Helders, the pulsating bass lines of Danilo Lima, and the precise drumming of Mauricio Pasqualle gives the nine-track album its distinctive sound.
Drawing influences from the reverberating chambers of 1980s dance floors, "Healing Kiss" traverses through an expansive soundscape that is both familiar and novel. The tracks, characterized by concise, poetic, and enigmatic lyrics, are bathed in a soundscape that combines an insistent rhythmic pull with the haunting allure of post-punk guitar and bass. The trio's ability to convey feelings and desires through a blend of surrealism and absurdism showcases their maturity as artists and their dedication to their craft.
For those acquainted with stalwarts like Joy Division, She Past Away, The Chameleons UK, and Bauhaus, JENNI SEX's "Healing Kiss" will strike a familiar chord while introducing unique twists that make it undeniably their own. A must-listen for enthusiasts of the genre, and certainly a testament to Brazil's thriving and evolving post-punk scene.