Jacob Read aka Jerkcurb is the enigmatic figure making melancholic, hazy music for the disillusioned and the damned. A previous collaborator of King Krule, Jerkcurb has built a cult following over the last couple of years after receiving praise from the likes of Noisey and NME for his teaser track “Somerton Beach”. Beyond his distinctive sound, what makes Jerkcurb so special are the eerie animated visual counterparts he creates for his tracks. A qualified animator drawn to fiction and cartoons, He has just released his debut album ‘Air Con Eden’.
They are not only a cool image, although you must see how scandalously magical their photos are. The temptation to get hooked on r.e.a.l just for their fashion design is overwhelming. The music by Isabel and Sara is above the rhetoric of fads and capital letters. The experimental electronic pop music, according to their own definition, of these two Madrid-based Galician artists draws you in because it appears before you soft and elegant and very refined. That is until you stretch out your hand and, ouch, it pricks. Like some of the names that they mention here and there in their interviews (Warpaint, King Krule, Jon Hopkins, Olafur Arnalds, Grimes…) their beauty is all the more beautiful because… it hurts.
Suzi Wu describes her music as “electronic grunge”, yet she draws from inspirations as far reaching genres as psych-rock, all the way to hip-hop. Listening to her EP, Teenage Witch takes these inspirations and pools them together to form a really unique sound that simply can’t be caged in definitions. Her delivery has the appealing drawl of King Krule, her lyricism the punk abruptness of Patti Smith; both spoken word and singing are delivered in an attractive mellow drone, with a trance-like quality that impressively (somehow) simultaneously blends with, and sits on top of, her grungey and driving melodies à la The Jesus and Mary Chain.
Suzi Wu has released the title-track from her new, slightly delayed EP, ‘Error 404’. The release – originally due in January, but now arriving on 22nd March – has already been previewed by the opener, ‘Grim Reaper’.
On Tuesday the 3rd of April, King Krule was invited to play a few songs, live on BBC Radio 1. Those included ‘Biscuit Town’ and ‘Logos’ from his latest album The Ooz, and an outstanding take on Connan Mockasin’s ‘Forever Dolphin Love’.
Preparats per escoltar allò més desconegut? Divus Julius Bonasera seguirà descobrint als artistes més novells i desconeguts del panorama indie. Avui us presentem a morgxn superfood Isaac Gracie, Alaskalaska, Catholic Action, Flyte o Chapelier Fou. Repassarem el disc de debut de Cigarettes After Sex i estrenarem el més nou de St. Vincent, Beck o King Krule. Entrevistarem al coordinador científic del Bau Design Forum .A més us informarem sobre el Primavera Club i l’ In-Edit Festival.
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