Mr Little Jeans
Born and raised in Grimstad, Norway, Monica Birkenes (aka Mr Little Jeans) is the daughter of a shipbuilder and secretary. Birkenes spent her childhood immersed in music, including early influences from PJ Harvey and Massive Attack. In 2011, the Norwegian electro-pop artist first captured attention with her striking, stripped-down rendition of Arcade Fire’s “The Suburbs.” In 2014, Mr Little Jeans released the critically beloved debut album Pocketknife, featuring rapturous tracks like “Good Mistake” and “Oh Sailor (Feat. The Silverlake Conservatory of Music Youth Chorale).” Highlights include NYLON, who wrote “magic…how she managed to fly under the radar for the past few years is beyond us,” NPR that said “Birkenes makes propulsive, epic pop music with gnarled synth lines and alluring textures,” and New York Magazine who heralded, “Mr Little Jeans is an awesome girl band to know now.” Mr Little Jeans now resides in Los Angeles.