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Saturday 29 February 2020

The Jacques Swap Their Heavy Take On Arctic Monkeys For A Reverb-Drenched Slice Of Dream-Pop @ Brighton's Green Door Store

London four-piece The Jacques have preceded their visit to Brighton Green Door Store, next March, with new single I Never Want To Be Your Boyfriend.

Recently described as "a heavy take on Arctic Monkeys" the band have been recording their debut album, which lands in the Spring

Opening to a driving bassline juxtaposed with swelling guitar lines, saccharine synths and nonchalant vocals, I Never Want To Be Your Boyfriend is a reverb-drenched slice of dream-pop which builds through verses laden with evocative lyricism into infectious choruses which convey their intent from beneath a shroud of laid-back irreverence. 

The track was produced by Dan Swift (Snow Patrol/Ash), and recorded at both RAK and Rockfield Studios. 


Lead singer Finn explains: 

"'I Never Want To Be Your Boyfriend' is definitely our poppiest song to date... for that reason it's really fun to play live for me. 

"I wanted the lyrics in the verse to be some of my most surreal - the idea was to have them sound like idioms or commonplace sayings, when in reality you contemplate them and they don't hold typical meanings at all. 

"Then the choruses go back into full-on pop song register. I think that's why I chose to repeat the lyrics in the verse - it's a bit of a parody of the classic English saying."

The single follows the band's previous singles Alka-Seltzer and Kiss The Pharaoh, released earlier this year. 

All the tracks are a taste of what's to come when they visit Brighton early in 2020.

The Jacques play Brighton's Green Door Store on Tuesday 10th March 2020. CLICK HERE for details.

by: Mike Cobley




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