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
 
 
 
 
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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.

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