BBC 6 MUSIC’s – Gilles Peterson
BBC 6 MUSIC’s – Tom Ravenscroft
“I’ve to include this to my show. More Project Mooncircle perfection!”
BBC 6 MUSIC – Nemone
“Fantastic live show and band”
BBC Introducing – Sam Bonham
Densely layered, shoe-gazing indie-electronica that somehow manages to be depressing and uplifting at the same time.
Red Bull Music
Beautiful composed EP
Bristol-based band JILK is set to release their album ‘Joy In The End‘ with Project Mooncircle. Amassing an assorted collection of praise from influencers such as Red Bull Music, DJ Mag, XLR8R and Clash Mag, their music is receiving great traction from significant platforms, including BBC Radio 1’s George Fitzgerald and BBC 6 MUSIC’s Gilles Peterson. Supporting unsigned, undiscovered and under the radar artists, BBC Introducing in the West has directed the spotlight on their material, while industry greats such as Nemone, Tom Ravenscroft and Tom Robinson have all shared their enthusiasm for the emerging band. Sharing the stages with artists such as Hidden Orchestra, Glass Animals, Dawn of Midi, Plaid, Haiku Salut and Vaults, the band has moved audiences with their honest layering of sound.
Following on from their EP ‘In Need Of Tess‘, ‘Joy In The End’ comes out worldwide on limited handmade postcards (including a download code) and digital on the 1st of September. The band’s essence has been refined with the support of Project Mooncircle as well as collaborative effects with Kayla Painter, Haiku Salut, James Sampson and Ed Apollo.
Band members Jonathan Worsley, Cags Diep, Terry Owen and Neil Gay have shared the ideation process every step of the way, releasing their most beautiful set of compositions yet. Through an apocalyptic narrative, the album explores themes of hope found in desolation and the eventual and inevitable cyclical return of loss and joy. An album for the current worrying times as well as the personal joys that can combat those worries.
This is Jilk’s most collaborative effort as a collective to date. The influences and styles are eclectic; strings, guitars, synths, brass, voice, percussion, noise, concrète and glitch meet to create an overwhelmingly alluring set of compositions. Delicate electronic textures frame neo-classical arrangements while heart-wrenching vocals and guttural bass lines drive the album forward through 11 tracks of folktronic, drone based walls of sound.
In an attempt to best capture their influences, Jilk created a mixtape that gives listeners an idea of how they got to this sound. The mix includes Stars of the Lid, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Thomas Knack, Tortoise, Prefuse 73, Mogwai, Talk Talk, Radiohead, DNTEL, Xela, David Bowie and Susumu Yokota.
“We’re so happy with this as a release because it’s so personal. We made it in our homes, recorded it, produced it, mixed it. Many hours of furrowed brows and tired ears. It has something from all us in there and is truly a document of what you can do with a lot of heart and not much money.” say Jilk about the forthcoming album.
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