Jonquil Releases New Split 7-inch Single “Mexico”

By on September 21, 2011

Jonquil Releases New Split 7-inch Single “Mexico”
Returns to the US for Set of Performances at CMJ

“[Jonquil] just puts a smile on your face and makes you feel good.” – KCRW
“although all the songs have a timeless quality, it’s tracks like “Fighting Smiles” and “It Never Rains” where the group’s faint, retro-tinged sound really shines.” – NYLON
“This Oxford, England group’s jangly guitars and a bit of danciness prop up the band’s anthemic songs, .. if you like the beach party vibe, stick with Jonquil.” – American Songwriter “Band To Watch”

Download “Mexico” at Dovecote Records’ Facebook Page

Oxford, UK-based group Jonquil has released a brand new single entitled “Mexico,” featured on a 7″ vinyl split available now through Dovecote Records (The Futureheads, Hooray For Earth). Fronted by Hugo Manuel, who also performs under the solo moniker Chad Valley, Jonquil shares the 7″ with Blessing Force Collective collaborator and Jonquil bass/trumpet player Sam Scott, aka Solid Gold Dragons, who provides the track “Serious Lover.” Download the free mp3s at the Dovecote Records facebook page and purchase the vinyl at Dovecote Records.

Offering their vibrant brand of calypso-pop, Jonquil made a phenomenal US debut earlier this year playing three sold-out New York sets in 48 hours. Heading to Austin shortly after, the 4-piece performed to packed audiences at several SXSW ’11 parties and showcases. “They seemed ready to take on the states with their energetic pop,” KCRW said of one of their live SXSW sets. The group is now anticipating their stateside return for a set of scheduled performances at this year’s CMJ Music Marathon.


Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.