Maria Minerva aka Maria Juur, is an underground musician currently based in Brooklyn New York.
A 23-year-old from Tallinn, Estonia signed to hip LA-based leftfield imprint Not Not Fun. She does disco – only this is murky disco, full of reverb and delay, disco from a distant decade, decayed, dismayed, frayed. Studied Goldsmiths, University of London, MA Aural & Visual Cultures, with merit.
Photographs taken using an Iphone 4 camera at “Psychmare Before Christmas” – a pre Christmas gig at Soup Kitchen Manchester. The bands included Hookworms, a Leeds based 5 piece, Kult Country, a Manchester based 6 piece and Francis Lung.
This gig was getting a massive buzz not just here in the Northern Quarter, not just in Manchester, but nationally and beyond with the likes ofNME picking it up as gig of the week. One hell of a way to see you towards Christmas. 4.5/5, Hookworms the highlight, you will see more of this band in 2013 I am sure.