Sun 01 Mar - 7:30 pm

The Jacques

+ special guests Mint + The Novus
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The Jacques

Indie provocateurs The Jacques have released their new EP, Born Sore, as well as sharing the live video for their recent single, ‘I Never Want To Be Your Boyfriend’, filmed at Glasgow’s MorseCode Studios. Featuring previous singles ‘Kiss The Pharaoh’, ‘Alka-Seltzer’ and ‘I Never Want To Be Your Boyfriend’ as well as the newly released title track, the EP is an infectious sonic journey. "I’m pretty sure Born Sore was the first song we wrote with Will and Harry, so in a way the first song we wrote as this band,” explains singer Finn. “It’s really quite a dark piece of music about birth, fertility and original sin. There are hardly any lyrics actually - it’s more a big theatrical construction than a song. Of course, there is still some tongue in cheek though - “I’ve got two rubber toys, and they’re scaling Jacob’s Escalator” nearly got me in trouble with a producer once." Weaving between gritty, distorted, punk influences, chaotic instrumentation and lush dream-pop, and tied together by unique vocals, inventive musicality and evocative lyricism, the EP sets the scene for exciting things to come from the band. The release comes ahead of an extensive UK headline tour in March, which sees them play an 18-date run of shows starting at Manchester’s Night & Day Café on the 1st, and including a show at The Victoria in London on the 20th. The band have also announced a number of supports, including 45ACIDBABIES and DAMEFRISØR, with full dates and details below. Having established a devoted following in both the UK and Europe since their formation five years ago, particularly in France where they are true indie-heroes, the band have taken their time evolving and crafting new material. Their latest single ‘I Never Want To Be Your Boyfriend’ has had great support from BBC 6Music, with plays from Steve Lamacq and Chris Hawkins, and Radio X, with plays from John Kennedy and a playlist addition. It follows the band’s previous singles ‘Alka-Seltzer’ – which premiered on BBC 6Music with Chris Hawkins and was also added to the Radio X playlist – and ‘Kiss The Pharaoh’, released earlier this year. The tracks are a thrilling taste of what’s to come as they re-emerge from the shadows, back into the white-heat of the public eye.


We make music to make you kiss strangers. ZAK • LENNY • BAMBI • VEGGIE

The Novus

Art-Punk band - The Novus are their own breed of excitement. The 3 lads, henchmen: Guardians of their own music. Hard hitting drums pave the way for the revolution as they push against the walls with their guitars, making 2 sound like 12 in the smallest of rooms or the greatest of stadiums - creating a wall of encapsulating sound. Fronted by ringleader, Connor, who has the ability to to captivate any audience, forcing them to explode with his infectious energy. When he isn't jumping round like a maniac he's holding his haunting gaze over the crowd, almost indoctrinating them, spitting his lyrics like the gospel. Born and raised in the Black Country & Birmingham, they live at the heart of what was once the industrial revolution. No strangers to crafting themselves, The Novus have created and defined a genre all of their own - combining all the finest aspects of their favourite music they have concocted a political psychedelia & art punk like never before. And supplying a somewhat nostalgic yet unfamiliar image with unrivalled hair and eye makeup. Battling the stereotypes of masculinity and prejudice towards their fellow ‘lefty snowflakes’. A voice for millennials, by millennials.

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