at The Wheeler Centre

Postcard from Melbourne: Jens Lekman

Swedish indie songsmith Jens Lekman is renowned for his lyrics; his songs are pure storytelling set to music. Pitchfork has called him ‘one of the most distinct and observant singer-songwriters in indie rock today’.

Melbourne – one of his favourite places – provided the canvas for his funny, sweetly sad new album, I Know What Love Isn’t. Lekman lived here while creating it, and the city is a quiet presence throughout his songs, whether he’s taking refuge from the summer heat by lying on his floor cradling frozen peas, or feeding possums in a park.

His album tour will take in the Wheeler Centre, where he’ll share the process of transforming experience into music, in conversation with Karen Leng.


Portrait of Jens Lekman

Jens Lekman

Jens Lekman, born and reared in Gothenburg, Sweden, is a songwriter, adventurer and retired bingo hall employee.

Portrait of Karen Leng

Karen Leng

Karen Leng is a radio broadcaster and TV producer.


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