Imagine luscious Hollywood strings and soft vocals set to Latin-tinged and elegantly composed songs on a bed of sharp bright synths, metallic beats and jarring electronic noise. PC music meets Paul Simon and Nouvelle Vague. Jockstrap are the alternative pop duo based in London who offer this eclectic style of contemporary music. Georgia Ellery and Taylor Skye met at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2016, forming the group a year later and releasing their debut track, 'I Want Another Affair' in December.
The pair's incredibly firm footing in classical music and jazz is evident within the writing, which combined with their love of experimental and contemporary music, creates a unique and advanced approach to the pop format. Ellery's lyrics are honest - sometimes powerful, or tender, and largely influenced by Plath and Rossetti. Her songs are structured like a jazz standard, yet they are distorted by Skye's darker, more intense instrumentation and vocal manipulation after they are fed through an analog tape recorder. Jockstrap take all the right cues from the pop world and blend them with experimental values to produce a sophisticated and exciting proposition.
10 May, 2019
Day two of The Great Escape festival in Brighton features a whole host of Primary Talent International artists.
Friday 10th May:
...I See Rivers
...The Intergalactic Republic of Kongo
...Keyah / Blu
...Everyone You Know
...High Contrast (DJ Set)
08 May, 2019
The Great Escape festival takes place this weekend in Brighton, featuring 500 bands & artists at 30 venues across the city.
Primary Talent International are well represented, with a great many acts performing each day.
Thursday 9th May:
...These New South Whales
01 Apr, 2019
The London duo are back with a beautifully disorientating remix of the single featuring Taylor Skye, and a video to match.
Featured in Wonderland magazine.
27 Feb, 2019
The Great Escape festival takes place at multiple venues across Brighton, from 9th-11th May. Included in the first wave of artists announced, are many from the Primary Talent International roster:
08 Jan, 2019
Jockstrap are the subject of the 'Get To Know' feature in DIY magazine.
07 Jan, 2019
Jockstrap are featured in the new issue of Wonderland magazine.
04 Jan, 2019
Jockstrap's 'Freak Zone' playlist, will appear on BBC 6 Music's on 6th January.
10 Dec, 2018
Jockstrap premiere the new video for 'Charlotte' in Noisey.
On their album:
"you get the sense that if they spent forever on it, then Jockstrap will be one of those special, highly creative things that keeps on growing."
"its expansive scope - one that forges a new relationship between classical and PC music - is up there with anything you're going to be seeing on the year-end lists for the albums proper."
07 Nov, 2018
London duo Jockstrap are interviewed in Hero magazine.
07 Nov, 2018
The Drum&Bass Arena have announced the nominees for this years awards, which include the following Primary Talent artists.
Vote from the link below.
Best Club Night
...Culture Shock - 'Bunker'
...Noisia & Prolix - 'Asteroids' (Noisia Remix) ...Pendulum - 'Hold Your Colour' (Noisia Remix)
Best Newcomer Label
...The North Quarter (Lenzman)