NEW SINGLE + ROUNDHOUSE (LONDON) SHOW
NME “Sounds like a pre pubescent Pete Docherty fronting Echobelly
The Jacques new song No Kamikaze nosedived into view on 10th March. In a nod to the band’s growing popularity and acceptance in mainland Europe it was released exclusively in France in early February and was immediately playlisted on the nation’s biggest radio station Oui F.M
Recorded at the legendary Konk Studios London and produced by Dan Swift (under the inquisitive eye of Sir Ray Davies) No Kamikaze is another sneering, shouting, melodic ode that slowly works it’s way around you brain like all great songs have a habit of doing. It is accompanied by a truly original animated film, directed by Callum Scott Dyson.
The Jacques continue to evolve into something of their own making – at one turn dark, brooding and unfathomable – the next an exuberant buzz of melody, harsh guitars and scathing words.
2017 saw the band release only one song – the critically acclaimed Eleanor Ring Me – and play live shows in Amsterdam, Hamburg, Paris, Brussels, Austin, NYC, London and many others along the way. Their last show of the year was headlining Transmusicale festival in Rennes, France in front of 3500, broadcast live on French TV channel Culturebox.
They return to live shows at the London Roundhouse on 25th March. Expect more surprises from The Jacques in the coming months.
Watch: No Kamikaze:
Sat 25th March – Roundhouse Rising Present: The Jacques @ The Roundhouse, London (tickets)
“Think Ray Davies at his most acerbic, think Paul Weller at his most romantic, think four kids barely old enough to drink slain all around them/ Three minutes of adolescent rage and tuneful hooks. Their snotty punk inspired take on the great british snog writing linage has a brattish infectious quality
“Timeless guitar pop full of unmistakable British charm”
“Far from being being dead, witty, intelligent, challenging guitar driven pop us about to have another one of those moments
“Two sets of brothers – aged 16-21 – sound like the band that could be the new breed”
“Almost, almost, almost, a modern era Quadrophenia”