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.
07 May, 2020
Jockstrap review in PITCHFORK
30 Apr, 2020
Jockstrap featured in Dork
"It’s a breakup / breakdown record." Full aritcle here: https://www.readdork.com/news/jockstrap-second-ep
29 Apr, 2020
Jockstrap feature in CLASH
"Staying true to form, the latest track is avant-garde and unconventional..." Read the full article here - https://www.clashmusic.com/news/jockstrap-announce-new-ep-wicked-city.
29 Apr, 2020
Jockstrap in DIY Mag
"A beautiful piano ballad that morphs into an electro-pop sizzler." Read the full article here - https://diymag.com/2020/04/28/listen-jockstrap-the-city
29 Apr, 2020
Jockstrap: Line of Best Fit - “Song of the Day"
"When it comes to Jockstrap, there are no rules." Read the full article here: https://www.thelineofbestfit.com/new-music/song-of-the-day/jockstrap-the-city
28 Apr, 2020
Jockstrap release new track “The City” and announce “Wicked City” EP released on WARP
Jockstrap share their second single “The City”, an intimately spoken song of fragility that descends, in true Jockstrap style, into a hard hitting, industrial beat and perverted fantasy narrative. It follows the lead single “Acid” and will be released on their debut EP for the label. Press includes Pitchfork Rising, Dazed, London In Stereo, DIY, Line of Best Fit, The Guardian, Quietus, Loud & Quiet, The Face. Radio support from Radio 1, Beats1, Radio X and 6 Music B-list for “Acid”.
14 Apr, 2020
Jockstrap - The Guardian: One's to Watch
02 Apr, 2020
Jockstrap - Pitchfork Rising
19 Mar, 2020
Jockstrap: By:Larm 2020 Review
Jockstrap live at By:Larm 2020 festival in Oslo, were reviewed in TMRW.
03 Mar, 2020
Jockstrap: The Guardian '50 Great Tracks For March'
Mega write up for Jockstrap's 'Acid' in The Guardian's best of the month which just went live!