They're back! Jamie's still howling into the void! It sounds a bit more like Arcade Fire than before! It can't be helped.
Do you remember Cottonmouth Rocks? What? Oh. Well, in that case, here's someone who is new to you with their new band, with a blues/r'n'r twang, an amount of intrigue and an air of David Lynch.
The bassist from Black Kids makes an EP of duets, this one with Tracyanne Campbell, and makes like Jonathan Richman.
The customary retreat to solo waters after a pile of SFA and collaborative activity, it's back to the road trip tropicalia, produced by Andy Votel for that extra retro-futurist weird beat.
In which Holy Fuck make a video in which cats play instruments, closely followed by Carles closing Hipster Runoff out of spite. (Maybe.) It's pretty much made for a weird chase sequence, in something akin to fairness.
The Aqualung of 2011?
So, after everything, it seems Jonquil's other projects are attracting more attention than the umbrella band have ever managed. Following Hugo Manuel's Chad Valley persona, and another wing of Oxford's burgeoning Blessing Force collective (see also Rhosyn, Manuel-associated and soon to support Jonquil), Jody Prewett's side band take New Order to the west coach beach. Again, people will wrongly file this under chillwave and send it to the relevant overkill authorities, but fans of The Notwist will find things to like.
This is what they do. Make you think they're going one way with the slow burn spaciousness, then pile on the existentialism and head to darker climes.
No need to write about this again, we've already done so.
More proof, meanwhile, that Islet are not like other bands. While the rest of the pop world goes mad for images of cats as part of the internet lols, they bring along a dog.