Posts Tagged ‘Georgia Ellery’

Born of the same South London scene that’s produced the likes of black midi, PVA and Squid, white-hot septet, Black Country New Road found their band name using a random Wikipedia page generator. The transparent artifice of that is actually fitting: With only three singles to their rather unwieldy name, including 2019’s “Athens, France” and “Sunglasses,” and this year’s “Science Fair,” the U.K. up-and-comers are growing and changing before our eyes, already reimagining the few songs they’ve released for their debut album For the first time, due out February 5th, 2021. Frontman Isaac Wood’s hypnotic speak-singing shifts subtly away from “speak” and towards “sing” on the album, so as to more effectively meld with the band’s mercurial instrumental outbursts. Their thunderous post-punk, spiked with discordant jazz, feels both explosively raw and carefully, ingeniously crafted.

Our new single, ‘Science Fair’ is out today with a new video directed by Bart Price.

The post-punk scene has been nothing but great so far… Idles, Shame, Black Midi, Sorry, Fontaines D.C, Protomartyr, Iceage, Parquet Courts, Guerrilla Toss, SQUID, Shopping, Viagra Boys, Ought… and now Black Country New Road ..2021 is going to be a great year

After just two singles they were declared “the best band in the world” by The Quietus, with glowing reviews from The New York Times, NPR, and The Guardian. Debut album, ‘For the First Time’ is due on 5th February 2021. Black Country New Road is Lewis Evans (saxophonist), May Kershaw (keys), Charlie Wayne (drums), Luke Mark (guitar), Isaac Wood (vocals/guitar), Tyler Hyde (bass) and Georgia Ellery (violin)

Taken from the album ‘For the first time’, To be released 5th February on Ninja Tune:

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London duo Jockstrap (aka Georgia Ellery and Taylor Skye) have shared “Wicked City”, their second EP and debut for Warp Records. It follows 2018’s Love is the Key to the City. Jockstrap are quite enigmatic in sound—take “The City,” for example, which fuses glitchy industrial with showtune-y piano pop and glazed post-punk, and though that sounds insane on paper, it’s not only mind-numbingly fascinating, but also surprisingly coherent. “The heavy autobiographical narrative of Wicked City is married to an expressive and limitless sound world; influenced by everything we have ever musically absorbed and moulded with a ‘fuck it’ attitude,” Ellery says. You can certainly hear that “fuck it” ethos on this EP. Their strange, harsh-meets-soft pop is paired with poetic tales, and it’s the sound of deconstruction and reinvention—both sonic and emotional.

Jockstrap – The City (Official Audio)
‘Wicked City’ EP out 5th June on Warp Records