'An artist who knows exactly what he wants to say' - Turtle Tempo
Jericho Noguera is a musician based out of Birmingham in the west midlands. In 2021 following a string of new releases Jericho was awarded the 'Developing Your Creative Practice' grant by Art's Council England, and at the same time was inducted into the Future Bubbler talent development program led by Gilles Peterson and Brownswood recordings.
Jericho is working with industry mentor Charlie Millar, and producer Harvey Grant to deliver a new release before the end of 2021.
'Jericho Noguera Exhales Smooth Retro Jazz' - Odd Nugget on 'Future Project'
Starting life as a solo artist, Jericho Noguera played small venues up and down the UK from as young as sixteen. Around the same age he also began collaborating on and off with friends and local musicians, some of whom would later go on to become band mates in the present day. This wouldn't take place until their early twenties, as a separation brought on by their university studies would lead each of them to persue their own musical projects. Jericho collaborated on a duo project called Talk in partnership with friend Jack Baxter, who would later go on to become electronic dance producer Daze Prism. Meanwhile Fabio Thomas (Bassist), and Ben Lyth (Drummer) would join forces in their own band Mysteron, experimenting with an array of synth processors mixed with guitar, bass, and live drums. Mysteron continued to impress in the Birmingham scene following graduation, while Jericho moved to Bristol for the summer to begin producing his solo work. His debut acoustic EP 'Black Lake' (2018) was released during this time. 'Black Lake' garnered high praise amongst independent music mags and received some small scale international radio play. 'Nostalgic, organic, and charmingly lo-fi' were among it's praises, alongside comparisons to Elliot Smiths 'Roman Candle' era and other acoustic cult artists.
Necessity would eventually bring Jericho to Birmingham, the presence of both Ben and Fabio in the city was a major draw, and a growing catalogue of songs designed for a full band was in desperate need of collaborators. Jericho moved in with Fabio and rehearsals as a trio began. They embarked on a short tour of the UK to test the waters, and Jericho released his second EP 'Get it by The Feel'. This release marked the end of Jericho's time performing, alone and signalled a transition to working with a band. Since then the band has seen the addition of Sam Pugh (Guitar & Keys), and release the backing trio's official title The Siskins.