Jockstrap Announce I Love You Jennifer B

Jockstrap have announced their debut full-length record I Love You Jennifer B, out September 9, The news arrives with lead single "Glasgow"
Jockstrap photo by Eddie Whalen

Jockstrap have announced their debut full-length record I Love You Jennifer B, available September 9, 2022 via Rough Trade Records. The news arrives with lead single “Glasgow” and its vlog-like, music video – featuring Taylor’s compelling portrayal of a mythical pixie-ish creature – which was shot, directed and edited by themselves. Jockstrap is comprised of London duo Georgia Ellery and Taylor Skye.

Jockstrap have also caught the attention of cultural icons like Chanel (soundtracking their Fall-Winter 2020/21 Haute Couture collection campaign video), Stella McCartney (who chose ‘50/50’ to soundtrack her 2022 Paris Fashion Week Winter show), and fellow artists in equal measure (including Jamie XX, Anna Meredith, Iggy Pop, GFOTY, Kelly Moran, and Oneohtrix Point Never.

Commenting on the upcoming album release, Jockstrap’s Georgia Ellery and Taylor Skye said: “I Love You Jennifer B is a collection of Jockstrap tracks that have been 3 years in the making. Everything on it is pretty singular sounding so we hope there is a track on there for everyone and something that speaks to you and says ‘I’m a banger.’” Taylor added of ‘Glasgow’: “‘Glasgow’ is our coming of age, moving forward, long-distance, travelling, beautiful bosk, wonderful thicket song.” And Georgia said of the song’s subject: “Glasgow is a great city, perhaps my favourite in the UK. Only downside is that it’s so damn cold all the time.”

Jockstrap formed in 2017 after Georgia (also of Black Country, New Road) met Taylor at the Guildhall School Of Music & Drama where they were studying jazz and electronic composition respectively. Generally speaking their modus operandi has been to produce a violently spatially and temporally disrupted form of pop music which sometimes sees them gleefully break apart existing styles only to expertly reassemble them and other times sees them mint entirely fresh genres. Both of them grew up playing and loving classical music and picked up a bug for jazz in college, but their other shared interests include Disclosure and Mica Levi, with Taylor having a penchant for Bob Dylan, and Georgia for Joni Mitchell. They have released a clutch of singles, EPs and a mixtape over the last five years, already giving rise to something of a press narrative: Georgia sings a classic pre-rock & roll orchestral lounge pop song while Taylor forces it through a post-dubstep blender, mixing old with new. But this new album blasts that simplistic reductionism to smithereens.

Jock Strap
I Love You Jennifer B
Track List
Rough Trade Records

1. Neon
2. Jennifer B
3. Greatest Hits
4. What’s It All About?
5. Concrete Over Water
6. Angst
7. Debra
8. Glasgow
9. Lancaster Court
10. 50/50 (Extended)

Jockstrap 2022 Tour Dates

July 17 | Welcome To The Village Festival, Leeuwarden
July 24 | Bluedot Festival, Cheshire
29 Sept 29 | The Mash House, Edinburgh
30 Sept 30 | Stereo, Glasgow
Oct 1 | The White Hotel, Manchester
Oct 3 | Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds
Oct 4 | Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
Oct 5 | The Fleece, Bristol
Oct 7 | Norwich Arts, Norwich
Oct 8 | Patterns, Brighton
Oct 10 | Village Underground, London
Oct 11 | Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
Nov 4 | Club 2 Club Festival, Turin
Nov 17 | DC9, Washington, DC
Nov 18 | Johnny Brendas, Philadelphia, PA
Nov 19 | The Sultan Room, Brooklyn, NY
Nov 24 | Bar le Ritz PDB, Montreal, QC
Nov 25 | Drake Underground, Toronto, ON
Nov 26 | Sleeping Village, Chicago, IL
Nov 27 | 7th St Entry, Minneapolis, MN
Dec 1 | Fox Cabaret, Vancouver, BC
Dec 2 | Madame Lou’s, Seattle, WA
Dec 3 | Mississippi Studios, Portland, OR
Dec 6 | Starline Social Club, Oakland, CA
Dec 7 | Zebulon, Los Angeles, CA

pre-order I Love You Jennifer B HERE