Jonquil - "Get Up" MP3 (PopMatters Exclusive)

by Eric Allen Been

16 November 2010

The Oxford trio gives a nod to the English math rock scene they emerged from by offering up a quick flash of fusion guitar before switching gears and melting together the sunnier sides of indie rock with early African pop sounds.
 

On Jonquil’s “Get Up”, the Oxford trio gives a nod to the English math rock scene they emerged from by offering up a quick flash of fusion guitar before switching gears and melting together the sunnier sides of indie rock with early African pop sounds. To boot, the polyrhythm/pop combination isn’t a gimmicky affair but an affectionate warm homage to the sounds mined by Paul Simon on his album The Rhythm of the Saints. Once a six-piece outfit, Jonquil is now comprised of Hugo Manuel, Sam Hudson Scott and Robin McDiarmin. You can catch Jonquil’s live show at the dates listed below.

“Get Up” is Jonquil’s lead single for their One Hundred Suns EP, which drops today in the U.S. on Dovecote Records.

TOUR DATES
11/17/10 – The Harley (Sheffield, UK)
11/18/10 – Cardiff Arts Institute (Cardiff, UK)
11/19/10 – Jericho (Oxford, UK)
11/20/10 – Spanky Van Dyke’s (Nottingham, UK)
11/24/10 – CAMP (London, UK)
12/09/10 – The Courtyard (Yorkshire, UK)

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