Band to Watch: Jonquil
Jonquil make the type of music you wish was playing the soundtrack of your life. And honestly, that’s maybe the best compliment I can give these guys. Because if their songs did indeed play as you made your way through each day, chances are your days would be pretty fantastic. Full of catchy high-pitched guitar riffs, tropical beats, and soulful falsetto vocals, these cats roll up multiple genres and decades of music into a giant spliff of happiness.
A quartet from Oxford, England, the band’s previous record, One Hundred Suns, was released in 2010 and is still to this day underrated. Featuring solid singles “It Never Rains” and “I Know I Don’t Know”, it’s really surprising to me that you don’t see/hear more of these guys in the US. Perhaps that will change with the upcoming release of their second record, Point of Go, later this spring. Check out a live performance of the first single released from the album, “It’s my Part” and interview with the band.
So as you wake up today and get ready to step out into the world full of potential, take a second and sit down, drink a cup of coffee (or do whatever it is you do to wake up) and enjoy a few new songs from Jonquil. If you’re going to be alive, you might as well carpe diem.
Jonquil will release Point of Go on Blessing Force/Cooperative Music on 3-5-12. You can check out the second single from the album, “Mexico” below.
Written by Greg Dahman