ANIMALIA is a dark electro artist based in Toronto, Canada. Her music sways with the use of thumping beats and astral synths. Her quirky voice belts out haunting melodies, while she takes up the stage with her aggressively energetic performance.

Jill Krasnicki started performing music as a bassist at the age of 17 in her hometown in Tasmania, Australia. For 10 years, she played various venues and festivals and toured around Australia, Ireland, the UK and parts of Europe, eventually landing in Toronto, Canada, in 2009.

At the start of 2012, Animalia was born as a dark folk acoustic act and saw the release of her DIY first EP, To the Waking, the Shaking and the Volatile. Her second EP, A Wave to Wash the World Away, incorporated beats and by the start of 2014, Animalia had left her guitar-based songs behind and had become a fully electronic act.

Her debut album, Mouth Full of Teeth, was released in June 2014 and has been featured in NOW magazine, Noisey and Exclaim! and charted at number 3 on the national college electronic charts.

Animalia worked closely with Brandon Cronenberg (Antiviral), Karim Hussain (Hobo with a Shotgun) and Caitlin Cronenberg on the creation of the music video for the first track off the album, Stifling. The video has been featured on Earmilk, Complex and Huffington Post.

November 2015 saw the release of the new single, “Little Earth” – available through Culvert. Her follow up album, (dissonance), is set for release early 2016.

“…the album is fearless and edgy, both lyrically and sonically.”
–  NNNN rating on NOW magazine
“…A Mouth Full of Teeth doesn’t follow any formula or logical pattern, but that’s what makes it interesting. Each song includes twists that make it stand out from the rest, which ends up making Kasnicki’s talent itself stand out.”
Elena Gritzan for Grayowl Point
“You can only make music like this in cold places. Dark and icy with plenty of feeling. Also that intro reminds me of Terminator 2 in the best possible way.”
– Lachie Macara Triple J (re: Cosmic Swaying)
“From a whisper to a scream Jill Krasnicki aka Animalia sings with passion and conviction her consciousness-raising songs.”
– Sook-Yin Lee
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