Oneep (No Wonders), one imminent LP (Gentle Warnings), and now, a lead single ‘Diamonds’. Jack + Eliza are ready to strum their way to world domination via their native New York, SXSW and beyond. Boy/girl duos rock, we know this (You and me, White Stripes), and J&E are no exception. Diamonds has a lo-fi sound like it was recorded in a folk submarine, swimming in a Velvet Underground ocean. It’s sweet and jangly but has a slightly darker undercurrent when the geetar goes a bit scuzzy. The vocals are sweeter than Californian raisins and overall, they’re a young, vibrant addition to a well-established canon of duos.
Chris Taylor of Grizzly Bear obvs liked them enough to produce them and sprinkle his magic over them. This summer sees their low gig tally move from ‘work experience’ to ‘professional’ as they play some serious festivals, including Brighton’s Great Escape.
08 – Toronto, ON – The Garrison
15 – Brighton, UK – Great Escape Festival
19 – London, UK – The Slaughtered Lamb