|Birth name Monica Birkenes|
Name Mr Jeans
|Years active 2010–present|
Genres Indie pop, Synthpop
|Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, musician|
Albums Pocketknife, Angel EP, Good Mistake
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Record labels Neon Gold Records, Harvest Records
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Monica Birkenes, better known by her stage name Mr Little Jeans (also stylized Mr. Little Jeans), is a Norwegian singer-songwriter living in Los Angeles, CA. She has released one studio album, ''Pocketknife'' (2014).
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- Early life
- 2010present Pocketknife
The pseudonym Mr Little Jeans is inspired by Kumar Pallana’s character in Wes Anderson’s film Rushmore.
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Birkenes grew up in rural Grimstad, Norway, the daughter of a shipbuilder and secretary. In her youth she performed in town plays and musical events, as well as church choirs and retirement homes. At age 18 she moved to London to study drama while waitressing to make ends meet.
After signing to independent label Neon Gold, Birkenes released her first single "Rescue Song" in 2010. The Guardian compared her sound at the time to Lykke Li, Robyn, and Annie. Later that year she put out her first EP entitled "Angel EP." Birkenes grew in popularity with her 2011 cover of Arcade Fire's "The Suburbs." She often collaborates with Los Angeles producer Tim Anderson, who was instrumental in creating her debut album, Pocketknife. The record was released on Harvest Records on March 25, 2014.