Ioanna Gika 

Photo by Janell Shirtcliff

IOANNA GIKA



Management - Sargent House
Manager: Cathy Pellow
Day-To-Day: Brittany Baker

Label - Sargent House 
Label: Marc Jetton

Booking - CAA
Agent: Marlene Tsuchii & Kyle Wilensky

North American Press - Biz 3
Publicist: Dana Meyerson &  Trevor de Brauw
 

UK / EUROPE Press - Stereo Sanctity
Publicist: Kate Price
 
 

Thalassa is out April 5th

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Hear Ioanna Gika’s New Song, “Swan” // Rolling Stone 


article via RollingStone

Ioanna Gika has shared her ethereal new single “Swan” ahead of the release of her debut solo album Thalassa.

On her new song, the Greek-American singer channels the dreamy melodies of Mazzy Star with bursts of shimmering synths and Gika’s haunting vocals.

“‘Swan’ is about the sinking feeling when you sense a relationship is coming to an end, but you are powerless to stop it,” Gika explains in a statement. “You exist in this nebulous state, and can sense the change, but are met with silence. I had this feeling right before my long-term relationship ended, I had this feeling when my dad was sick but doctors weren’t getting back to me with answers. Hearing the truth is harsh, but silence, when you’re looking for answers, is a suffocating purgatory.”

Gika, who is also known as one-half of indie-rock duo Io Echo, previously released the tension-filled lead single “Roseate” last fall; the track was named one of Rolling Stone‘s Songs You Need to Know.

Thalassa will be released on April 5th via Sargent House. This spring, Gika is set to open for Garbage on that band’s tour across the U.S. in May.

Ioanna Gika "Swan" Track Debut // The 405 

via The405

"Greek-American songwriter Ioanna Gika will be releasing her self-produced debut album Thalassa on April 5th via Sargent House, and has today shared a devastating new single 'Swan'. Speaking on the track she says: 

"‘Swan’ is about the sinking feeling when you sense a relationship is coming to an end, but you are powerless to stop it... You exist in this nebulous state, and can sense the change, but are met with silence. I had this feeling right before my long-term relationship ended, I had this feeling when my dad was sick but doctors weren’t getting back to me with answers. Hearing the truth is harsh, but silence, when you’re looking for answers, is a suffocating purgatory." 

In the track, Gika takes the idea of a "swan song" and blows it up to dramatic and engulfing proportions. A truly stunning and overwhelming track, 'Swan' has the ability to take you inside the singer's fluttering and unstable moods and deliver a powerful dose of humanity; the longing, the insecurity - and the ever-present love and beauty despite it all."

Ioanna Gika // Garbage tickets available here
MAY 03 Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle 
MAY 07 Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz 
MAY 08 Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore 
MAY 16 Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Auditorium

Artist Survey with Ioanna Gika // Under The Radar 

Via Under the Radar

For Under the Radar’s 16th Annual Artist Survey we emailed some of our favorite artists a few questions relating to the last year, plus some fun personal questions. Here are some answers from Ioanna Gika. Gika was formerly the frontperson for Los Angeles dark electro shoegaze duo IO Echo, but is now focused on her solo work. In 2018 she released a solo single, “Roseate,” on Sargent House, with a solo album expected this year.

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Ioanna Gika Shows with Garbage 

Ioanna Gika will be joining Garbage for a few show dates – Tickets HERE

MAY 03 Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle 
MAY 07 Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz 
MAY 08 Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore Charlotte 
MAY 16 Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Auditorium

 

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Thalassa available for pre-order now