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Stream: Adult Jazz, “Springful”

December 03, 2013



FADER PREMIERE

From the sound of this first single, Leeds' Adult Jazz doesn't have much to do with jazz, nor with the kind of tongue-in-cheek, smooth-as-hell lounge music homage you might expect from a band with the word "adult" in its name. Mostly, it's bluesy, a cappella-style crooning, accented with some skeletal drums and baritone/falsetto vocal harmonies. There's a couple other elements that make their way in—electric guitar, some jagged breakbeats—but more than cohere into a full band sound, "Springful" feels committed to its own sparseness, experimentally building each counterintuitively catchy groove from as few sonic elements as possible. It's got a strange beauty that lives up to the weird-as-fuck band moniker, and it's one of three tracks on Adult Jazz' upcoming "Am Gone"/"Springful" 12-inch, which they're self-releasing on their own label, Spare Thought, on January 13th. Pre-order it via bandcamp, and check out some upcoming UK tourdates below.

Stream: Adult Jazz, "Springful"

Tourdates:
12/03 XOYO - London, UK *
12/05 Belgrave Music Hall - Leeds, UK *
12/09 The Louisiana - Bristol, UK #
12/10 Castle Hotel - Manchester, UK #

* with Braids
# with Arthur Beatrice

Stream: Adult Jazz, “Springful”