If I was in the business of handing out awards for BEST NAMES IN MUSIC this act would be well up in the nominees. Simple and I love it!! DIGITAL JONES. Sounds like a 21st century blaxploitation hero/mp3 pirate !! Digital Jones and the EP Release starring Harrison Fjord ?? Stop it !! I received one of those electronic mail type things – the fellas that use the phone line as opposed to blokes in vans and bikes etc etc and don’t use the letterbox hole in your door – email, that’s the word, from singer Nikki to tell me all about the new EP, FLOCK, and its subsequent launch night. Id been recommended to Digital Jones by none other than Roberta ‘Banana Sessions’ Pia. Are they all mad – have they read the shit I put out on here……..Im honoured to say the least !! Thank you ladies.
I put my big fancy important reviewers hat on and have listened intently to this EP and given my words great deliberation and thought before putting this ‘review’ on here. It’s important to me that I get my feelings on this piece of music across in the appropriate manner !! Sooooo in the tradition of my other (all 3 or so of them) ‘reviews’ in this site lets keep it simple and to the point.
THIS IS FUCKING BRILLIANT !!
There you go – a phrase that is used often but not lightly on this ‘nonblog’. Ive spent the last half an hour bopping round the library here at Dontblog Towers and in the process I have smashed 4 priceless Ming vases and my collection of Faberge Uggs – expensive bejewelled boots from Australia….. Everyone is screaming about the Daft Punk album stream this week – I was underwhelmed. This is more my half pint of cider. It’s common knowledge that I’m an utter sucker for that mix of live drums and serious hard and software a la Homework and Digital Jones pressed the correct button (that one between my lugs) and I’ll be sitting at work this weekend wishing I was in Edinburgh watching this stuff being unveiled at The Caves. As always, hoping for some Inverness appearances before too long. Standout track if I absolutely had to pick one would be Beggarman cos its an absolute stonker but every track is a doozie !! There – shitey big bad nasty reviewer man has gone away now. You can open your eyes again.
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Digital Jones are proud to announce the upcoming launch of their first EP F L O C K and heres what the press release had to say……………ctrl-V…….more eloquent than me….
The Edinburgh based, live electro band have been evolving their sound and live performance
over the last 7 years, with core members, vocalist Nikki Kent and drummer/producer Phil
Mcbride being at the heart of this process, working with different musicians and releasing
their debut album Click Clack in 2010. Since then they have paired down their outfit to a
streamlined trio with bassist and horn player Chuck Dearness, and focused on their live
sound. Flock, self-released on the 18th May is the offspring of this process.
Expect layers of vintage synths (Moog, Roland SH101), pedal harmonium, 80’s drum beats,
dominant and defiant vocals and haunting harmonies, melodic horn lines, a whole lot of sub
and a good old fashioned dash of disco. Each of the four tracks has a quality that differs
from the next with a common thread that is visceral, raw and driving. Influences include Little
Dragon, Radiohead, Jamie Lidell, Roisin Murphy and Queens Of The Stone Age.
Digital Jones have teamed up with Chapel Perilous Art System to celebrate the launch of the
EP at the Edinburgh venue The Caves. Chapel Perilous Art System is a new team of sound,
light, and visual artists and technicians, collaborating to create innovative, cohesive and
immersive productions. The event will see Digital Jones presented in the context of carefully
curated audio visual experience with bespoke 3D projection mapping visuals from
Adventures in Light and full club sound from the Chapel P sound system.
The event will also provide the first opportunity to hear The Boney Kit Steppa, live! The solo
incarnation of Tim Lane (Hidden Orchestra/ truthoughts) combining his skills on the drums
and trombone. As well as this Digital Jones will be supported by some of Edinburgh’s finest
DJ’s including G Kemp (Animal Hospital) and Astroboy (Samedia, Four Corners).