JARV IS… has released their new single “Save The Whale.” The track is off the UK band’s debut full-length Beyond The Pale, out July 17th via Rough Trade Records. The video for the song, was made by Jarvis Cocker at home during lockdown here!
Jarvis says about ‘Save The Whale’, “The title popped into my head as I was leaving the cinema after having seen Nick Broomfield’s “Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love” documentary. The “Smooth World, Wrinkly World” section came from a childhood memory of being ill: I would hear the murmuring of a large crowd accompanied by a visual image of a line-drawing (rather like a Patrick Caulfield painting, I’ve since realized) in which all the objects switched rapidly between being smooth & bulbous & then thin & wrinkly. It used to absolutely terrify me. Weirdly enough, Jason (our electronics wizard) said he had a similar childhood experience except he used to see a teapot surrounded by psychedelic outlines of itself. Emma (our violinist & backing vocalist) found herself singing “Smooth World, Wrinkly World” as a lullaby to her 18 month-old daughter the other night. Pass it on.”
JARV IS… a band featuring Jarvis Cocker (vocals, guitar, percussion), Serafina Steer (harp, keyboards, vocals), Emma Smith (violin, guitar vocals), Andrew McKinney (bass, vocals), Jason Buckle (synthesiser & electronic treatments) & Adam Betts (drums, percussion, vocals).
Beyond The Pale
Rough Trade records
1: Save the Whale
2: Must I Evolve?
3: Am I Missing Something?
1: House Music All Night Long
2: Sometimes I am Pharaoh
3: Swanky Modes
4: Children of the Echo
UK TOUR DATES
Sun-Nov-22 Birmingham, O2 Institute
Mon-Nov-23 Manchester, Albert Hall
Wed-Nov-25 Glasgow, Barrowlands
Fri-Nov-27 Liverpool, Invisible Wind Factory
Sat-Nov-28 Bristol, Marble Factory
Mon-Nov-30 London, The Roundhouse
JARV IS… an ongoing live experience because life is an ongoing live experience.
Or, to put it another way:
THIS IS NOT A LIVE ALBUM – it’s an ALIVE ALBUM.
JARV IS is available to pre-order via Rough Trade Records