“Get Up” by Jonquil, off the album One Hundred Suns. Not sure how I missed this video 3 months ago when it made it to vimeo, but better late than never. Killer track set to footage from the Tokyo Olympiad.
It was a quick post two weeks ago to mention the new EP (One Hundred Suns) from UK trio Jonquil. Seems as if I’ve found a way to check out the rest of the EP, via the stream (below via Dovecote). Bring on the sunshine.
I was pseudo DJing the other night before my brother started at the decks. In a room full of people drinking beer and chatting, we heard Lions by Jonquil slowly work its way into the room. Probably the song on my mix that I thought would stick out like a sore thumb, or like its name, a lion in a bar.
It held its own and turned heads.
The band is an Oxford (UK) bedroom recording project turned band, centered around 20 year old Hugo Manuel. The band released their most recent record on Try Harder, a label gaining some attention with bands like Foals. Listen for bouzouki, guitar, violin, drums, flugelhorn and double bass. Kind of like something in-between Akron/Family and Grizzly Bear.