J.BERNARDT DEBUT TRACK CALM DOWN AND EUROPEAN LIVE SHOWS
+ [PIAS] Nites @ The Lexington with M.Craft and Pavo Pavo tonight!
“Soulful and moody R&B offering that showcases Deprez’s lethargic and yet emotive vocals” – Overblown
Jinte Deprez is pleased to announce his new side project under the nom de plume J.Bernardt, launching with the track Calm Down through Play It Again Sam – out now.
Treading new musical ground, Deprez who co-fronts Belgian rock band Balthazar, has emerged from his home studio with an altogether different sound, a cornucopia of evocative synth beats drawn from a range of influences; be it his father’s love of Kraftwerk or the pop sensibilities of his own musical discoveries, Calm Down is the first fruit of that journey.
Shorn of band vaguaries, J.Bernardt is there to stand on its own merits, existing in an altogether different locale, and seductive grooves enveloped in warm soulful vocals permeate throughout. Written and recorded at home in Ghent, multi-instrumentalist Deprez has seen the entire project evolve from experimenting with a synth, armed with a DIY aesthetic to a collection of tracks that will provide the basis for J.Bernardt’s debut album, slated for release in 2017.
Meanwhile, with only a handful of live shows under his belt J.Bernardt makes his UK debut at The Lexington on 15th November – as part of [PIAS] Nites, after which he’ll be playing with Local Natives on a short run of European dates as follows.
15.11 London – The Lexington: [PIAS] Nites w/ M.Craft, Pavo Pavo
16.11 Hamburg – Uebel & Gefaehrlich *
17.11 Berlin – Bi Nuu *
19.11 Stockholm – Debaser *
20.11 Oslo – Rockefeller *
21.11 Gothenburg – Pustervik *
22.11 Copenhagen – Vega *
24.03 Brussels – AB Club
* w/ Local Natives