6/19/2020

JOCKSTRAP "WICKED CITY" EP OUT NOW ON WARP RECORDS

JOCKSTRAP WICKED CITY EP OUT NOW
ON WARP RECORDS 

TOUR THE IMPLIED GALLERY AUDIOVISUAL VIRTUAL EXHIBITION NOW

ARTWORK: Jacob Stockings

 
EARLY PRESS ON JOCKSTRAP'S WICKED CITY
"Jockstrap have fashioned a singular sound"  PITCHFORK 

"ingenious, invigorating, and like little else right now" NME

"Somewhere between Tchaikovsky and SOPHIE lie Jockstrap" DAZED

"I don't know what kind of music Jockstrap are making right now, but I like it." THE FADER


London-based duo Jockstrap (Georgia Ellery and Taylor Skye) have released their acclaimed second EP, Wicked City, out now on Warp Records. Singles "Acid" and "The City" feature on their debut EP for the label, available on 12" vinyl and digital formats HERE

Jockstrap launched Wicked City alongside a virtual audio-visual exhibition and listening party: an immersive event featuring artwork from the project and exclusive binaural audio running from June 15th - 24th HERE.

The exhibition displays a selection of artworks created by the visual artists involved in the release, with each 'room' featuring full-length, headphone-optimised binaural mixes (engineered by David Sheppard (LOSS/GAIN, Isolation Room)), which is audible to visitors for the first time as they explore the gallery - resulting in an interactive playback experience. The convening featured artists include Sam Boxer, Athen Brady, Liam Noonan, Jacob Stockings and Charlotte Taylor. Binaural sound technology allows the creation of immersive spatial audio experiences for headphone listeners. 

Jockstrap have defied convention on Wicked City; an epic of an EP, flung into the world to respond to their debut Love is the Key to the City. Speaking about the EP, Ellery said: "Wicked City is a response to Love is the key to the City: the two present a dichotomy in both understanding and feeling. The songs on Wicked City are presented in chronological order, with "Robert" written in the summer of 2018 and 'City Hell' in summer 2019. The EP was finished in January 2020."

Having previously aired EP track "Robert" (with Injury Reserve) in late-April in his "Essential Mix" for BBC Radio 1, Jamie xx and Georgia collaborated once again, this time in session for BBC Radio 3's Late Junction on 29 May. Jockstrap's Wicked City also received strong radio support from Annie Mac (Radio 1), Matt Wilkinson (Beats 1), John Kennedy (Radio X), and BBC Radio 6 Music's Lauren Laverne, Shaun Keaveny, Steve Lamacq, Mary Anne Hobbs, Marc Riley (BBC 6 Music) - resulting in a 6 Music B-list playlisting for 'Acid' and a C-List playlisting for 'The City'.
PHOTO CREDIT: Maxwell Granger

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