Oxford band Jonquil is finally heading to America. The six-piece folk-pop group will be hosting shows at SXSW as well as a couple stops in New York.
The group’s One Hundred Suns EP is out now on Dovecote Records in a snazzy blue-vinyl edition. Look for Jonquil at SXSW this year (where they will be playing a lot) or check them out in NYC. The dates look like this:
3/13 @ Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, NY * w/ Bombay Bicycle Club
3/14 @ Mercury Lounge – New York, NY * w/ Bombay Bicycle Club [SOLD OUT]
3/15 @ SXSW – Next Stage @ Convention Center – Austin, TX [4pm]
3/15 @ SXSW – 7digital Showcase @ British Music Embassy [10pm]
3/17 @ SXSW – Dovecote Records Party @ Emo’s Annex [12:15pm]
3/17 @ SXSW – Wild Honey Pie Party @ Eastside Drive-In [TBA]
3/18 @ SXSW – PRS / BMA Brunch @ BME [1pm]
3/19 @ SXSW – Official Showcase @ Emo’s Jr. 11pm]
Together, twentysomethings Hugo Manuel, Sam Hudson Scott and Robin McDiarmid make up the band Jonquil. After rehearsing and recording at their home in east Oxford for several months they made their US debut with an EP entitled One Hundred Suns, last November.
Last week, the band re-released One Hundred Suns on vinyl. Check out “Get Up,” off the EP, below.
Jonquil – Get Up by WesleyAmbrecht
Oxford England’s Jonquil are not the Beatles, but they are British, and coming to America. Hugo Manuel, Sam Hudson Scott and Robin McDiarmid have been rehearsing and recording in their studio, aka their UK flat.
As a leading sound in Oxford’s Blessing Force collective, alongside Pet Moon, Trophy Wife, Fixers, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs and Chad Valley (Jonquil’s own Hugo Manuel), Jonquil brings an exciting and new sound to pop music. Influences of The Smiths, Paul Simon and Mark Ronson, they deliver a royal slice of indie-pop.
Releasing their single, “Fighting Smiles” on RCRD LBL, a vinyl version of their EP, One Hundred Suns is available now and will be released on vinyl in January 2011. Jonquil are slated to perform at SXSW in March 2011, perhaps even adding some US dates. Check ’em out here: Nylon Free Music Download “Fighting Smiles.”
With the release of single “Get Up”, the British trio known as Jonquil offer up some new refreshing folky pop. Jonquil finally has transitioned over to the states with their release entitled One Hundred Suns EP. Listen for yourself below and figure out if they are the next big thing in British crossover bands.
Check it out HERE!