Ioanna Gika 

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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
 
 
 
 
 
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Ioanna Gika // Song You Need To Know via Rolling Stone  

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article via rollingstone.com

The opening, lilting guitars of “Roseate,” the first single from Greek-American singer Ioanna Gika’s upcoming debut solo LP of the same name, may make you wonder why she’s on tour with beloved indie metal group Deafheaven. “Goodbye / In waves the message rang through the sea,” Gika sings in a half-coo, half-lament. “The pelicans froze in the air, they saw what was no longer there.” It’s borderline folky, though hardly a harbinger of what’s to come.

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Like the music of her tourmates, the song builds in emotional intensity, albeit with programmed drums and dark synths that sound like My Brightest Diamond writing a Suicide song. As “Roseate” crescendos into a chugging, panic-inducing sonic 180 from its opening chords, the tension Gika creates isn’t just palpable; it makes you want a cigarette and someone to hug. It’s the musical equivalent of the initial descent of a roller coaster; that paradoxical rush of ecstasy and dread where you want to get off and fly down the track at the same time.

 

Gika, best known as one-half of Los Angeles indie-rock duo Io Echo, begins her tour with DIIV and Deafheaven October 19th at Pappy and Harriet’s in Pioneertown, CA through a Halloween date at Jersey City, NJ’s White Eagle Hall.

Ioanna Gika Supporting Deafheaven + DIIV 2018 Tour 

 

Ioanna Gika will be joining Deafheaven & DIIV as support for their co-headlining tour on the following dates:

OCT 19 Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy & Harriet’s 
OCT 20 Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress 
OCT 21 Albuquerque, NM @ Sister 
OCT 22 El Paso, TX @ Low Brow Palace 
OCT 23 San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger 
OCT 25 Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall 
OCT 26 Athens, GA @ 40 Watt Club 
OCT 27 Asheville, NC @ The Grey Eagle Tavern & Music Hall 
OCT 28 Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge 
OCT 30 Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Sound Stage 
OCT 31 Jersey City, NJ @ White Eagle Hall