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Ginger Snaps


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      Ginger Snaps is multi-instrumentalist singer and producer Jay Brook from Northampton. Whilst also being a main writer for the Radio X play-listed 'OhBoy!', Jay & his writing partner Lee Irons have spent time in their Northampton Lab cooking up a brand new sound.

      Beginning in April 2015, Jay & Lee set out on a new musical adventure, a recipe they'd been eager to debut for years through various musical endeavours but finally felt ready to showcase.

      First out the door came debut 'Paranoid' in May, a raucous, funk laden record, drenched in baggy instrumentation and groove effects, made pristine through Jay's self-aware commentary and gritty vocals.

      CLASH were quick to premiere the track and Radio X were made fans - adding it straight onto the Evening List. Radio 1's Huw Stephens added it to his BBC Introducing Playlist, 6Music's Tom Robinson put it on his BBC Intro Mixtape and BBC Northampton brought Jay in to talk about his sudden ascension!

      'Phat Kids' became the bold second single when released in July - where Jay received further high praise from DIY & Radio 1's Annie Mac - at which point she made Ginger Snaps one of her esteemed August #NewNames. Amazing Radio whacked it on its A-List - climbing into the Top 10 of the Amazing Chart. Sofar Sessions wanted to see it played live.

      This follow up single, filled with social commentary wrought with wit and angst, explores Jay's anxious curiosity into self-obsession and self-critique. Ginger Snaps continues to develop that trademark slacker delivery.

      A Ginger Snaps live show debuted when Radio 1's Abbie McCarthy asked the band to play her monthly Good Karma Club in Islington in September, a refreshingly different live set up involving parts of a gospel choir and a veteran scratch DJ.

      'Phat' has just been re-released stateside courtesy of ECG Records (Gaslight Anthem, Twin Atlantic<) & new single 'Number Crunching' is due in February in the UK via the incredible Killing Moon Records (Bad Sounds, April).

      "Baggier than a vintage shop's sale rail and laced in all manner of swirling psych, Ginger Snaps' breakbeat pop is as flexible as they come." - DIY

      "Ginger Snaps dwells in slacker climes, matching fuzzed up riffs against boom-bap hip-hop beats. Re-calls everyone from Beck to De La Soul, but really it could only come from the mind of a certain Northampton dweller" - CLASH

      "If there's a band that's needed right now its Ginger Snaps; melding oldskool hip hop breaks with modern day pop sensibilities" - BBC Introducing

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  • 14 Mar, 2018

    Ginger Snaps: At Hit The North Festival

    Ginger Snaps will play the Hit The North festival in Newcastle on 6th May.

  • 14 Mar, 2018

    Hit The North Festival 2018

    The Hit The North festival, takes place at various venues around Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, between 4th-6th May. The Horrors will headline on 6th May, and a whole host of Primary Talent artists will be participating over the weekend:

    ...The Horrors
    ...Circa Waves
    ...Tom Grennan
    ...Pale Waves
    ...The Magic Gang
    ...The Pale White
    ...Art School Girlfriend
    ...Bad Sounds
    ...Denzel Himself
    ...Dylan Cartlidge
    ...Ginger Snaps
    ...Malena Zavala

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  • 07 Mar, 2018

    Ginger Snaps: Artist Of The Week

    Ginger Snaps is 'Artist of the Week' in The Manc Music Review on Instagram.
    See him on tour around the UK in April & May.</p

  • 24 Feb, 2018

    Ginger Snaps: New Single 'The Modern Man'

    Ginger Snaps releases his brand new single 'The Modern Man'.

    Continuing his flair for off kilter indie pop, Ginger Snaps is a british elmagamation of sounds inspired by a brain racked by Beastie Boys, Beck & De La Soul.
    Co-produced with Dan Gatreau, horns and brass are woven with scratching from DJ and collaborator J Science. Add drums, guitar and bass, and all that was missing was the soulful backing vocals to form the live show.
    Knocking off the edges playing at Live at Leeds, The Great Escape and Reading and Leeds, a reputation for festivals is beginning to form.

    Now on his 5th track release, throughout the succession of singles released so far, the ambition and scale of Ginger Snaps has grown in parallel with the reception from UK tastemakers and live fans.

    Support from radio comes at nearly every corner, as well as being noticed by Clash, DIY & Dork across last year.
    With an EP due early 2018 & a spring tour to play it out loudly, it's an exciting time to be as off kilter as Ginger Snaps.

  • 07 Feb, 2018

    Ginger Snaps: UK Tour

    Ginger Snaps will tour the UK throughout April & May 2018.

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  • 25 Jan, 2018

    Liverpool Sound City 2018

    Liverpool's Sound City festival will take place over the weekend of 5th & 6th May at various venues in the Baltic Triangle area of the city. A whole host of Primary Talent International artists will be taking part, see their artists pages for full details.

    ...The Night Cafe
    ...Yellow Days
    ...Neon Waltz
    ...Paris Youth Foundation
    ...Puma Blue
    ...At School Girlfriend
    ...Benny Mails
    ...Gaffa Tape Sandy
    ...Ginger Snaps
    ...Husky Loops

  • 12 May, 2017

    Ginger Snaps: 'Number Crunching' On Radio X

    Ginger Snaps new single 'Number Crunching' was featured on Gordon Smart's show on Radio X last night.

    Gordon Smart: "You've got a great recommendation for us tonight, a band called Ginger Snaps, who I think come from Northampton but sound like they come from America, Ohio or somewhere."

    John: "Yeah, they've clearly been brought up on a lot of American music. They've absorbed it like osmosis and somehow they're able to regurgitate it and better it (possibly!) Yeah,they're fantastic. This is their third single, but they have many other brains and many other guises, so they're led by Jay and Lee, who are also in another band OhBoy!, who were recently in session on the show. They are amazing at writing Weezer-esque type, pop-punk tunes, that are really really catchy, and yet they can also do this, and turn their head to another genre and master it and make it sound effortless."

  • 11 May, 2017

    Ginger Snaps: New Video For 'Number Crunching'

    Ginger Snaps unveils his new video for the single 'Number Crunching', available now on Killing Moon Records.
    See him at Omeara in London on 31st May.

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  • 05 May, 2017

    Bad Sounds, SLANG & Ginger Snaps at Omeara

    Bad Sounds will appear at London's Omeara on 31st May, supported by SLANG and Ginger Snaps.
    Tickets from the link below.

24 Apr 18StereoGlasgow, UK
25 Apr 18OportoLeeds, UK
26 Apr 18Sunflower LoungeBirmingham, UK
27 Apr 18Owl SanctuaryNorwich, UK
28 Apr 18Secret ShowNorthampton, UK
01 May 18GulliversManchester, UK
02 May 18The Waiting RoomLondon, UK
03 May 18Bau WowBrighton, UK
04 May 18The CookieLeicester, UK
05 May 18Sound CityLiverpool, UK
06 May 18Hit The North FestivalNewcastle, UK