London-based duo Jockstrap, Georgia Ellery and Taylor Skye, are gearing up for the release of their second EP, Wicked City, out on June 5th via Warp Records.
Of the EP as a whole, Ellery says “Wicked City is a response to (debut EP)Love is the key to the City: the two present a dichotomy in both understanding and feeling. The songs on Wicked City are presented in chronological order, with “Robert” written in the summer of 2018 and “City Hell” in summer 2019. The EP was finished in January 2020”.
The city, at least for the first minute or so, is this slice of dreamy, innocent folk-pop, before being infected by this glitchy acid house / bass beat as the reality hits, and the vocals become these stitched together clips, pulled together into something strange, yet brilliant.
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Wicked City is the second EP from London-based duo Jockstrap (Georgia Ellery and Taylor Skye) and will be released via Warp on June 5th. Today, they share the second single “The City”, an intimately spoken song of fragility that descends, in true Jockstrap style, into a hard hitting, industrial beat and perverted fantasy narrative. It follows the lead single “Acid”, which will be released on their debut EP for the label.
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https://jockstrap.ffm.to/the-cityJockstrap defy convention on Wicked City; an epic of an EP, flung into the world to respond to their debut Love is the key to the City. Speaking about the EP, Ellery said: “Ellery continues, “The heavy autobiographical narrative of Wicked City is married to an expressive and limitless sound world; influenced by everything we [Georgia and Taylor] have ever musically absorbed and moulded with a ‘fuck it’ attitude. Particular musical features of this record include classical composition, through-composed songwriting and the heavy influence of dubstep.There are multiple narratives to Wicked City: sanity to madness; realism to surrealism and innocence to experience. But when it comes down to it, it’s a breakup / breakdown record that presents how I dealt with losing what I had when I wrote ‘love is the key’.”