Darkstar announce their fourth album ‘Civic Jams’ for release on Warp on 19th June. It will be there first full length release for 5 years. Taken from the new album is the single ‘Jam’.

Speaking about their latest single ‘Jam’, Darkstar explain, “Jam is like a peripheral two step banger. Like if you were listening to your neighbour playing tunes through the wall or a car sped past and the bass reverberated out. It’s built with all those classic two step presets from an altern8 sample pack we found online. The organ bass is too tempting and satisfying not to use and with Jam we were able to link it in nicely. We called it Jam cos it’s a Jam duh.”

They continue: “This was all planned to go out into a world that wasn’t going through a pandemic. We don’t know what we feel about releasing music in this climate to be frank. Everything we tried to touch on with regards to tangible space and shared moments on the record seems like we were concerned about a luxury we didn’t know could be reduced further. With everyone going through isolation in one form or another it certainly asks the question of what people can do to help each other. We made a record and if even just a small number of people can take comfort in it it’s more than done its job.”

‘Jams’ has a chilled vibe and builds with clapped beats, echo drenched organ sounds and melodic bass line. The twin vocals, male and female, which are also drenched in effects give the track a dreamy sound. It is good to have the boys back.

Check it out, here.


Track list for ‘Civic Jams’ 1. Forest 
2. Jam
3. 1001
4. 30
5. Wolf
6. Loon
7. Tuesday 
8. Text 
9. Blurred