Jonquil Reveal Details on Forthcoming LP, Point of Go

By on December 2, 2011
Jonquil Reveal Details on Forthcoming LP, Point of Go
First Single “It’s My Part”

“[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”

Stream “It’s My Part” from Jonquil’s new album at YouTube or SoundCloud

Oxford, UK-based quartet Jonquil announce their forthcoming full-length, Point of Go, set for a February 21st release with Dovecote Records (The Futureheads, Hooray For Earth). The album follows their recently released split 7″ single with Solid Gold Dragons (Jonquil bass/trumpet player Sam Scott), and their radiant One Hundred Suns EP, celebrated for it’s upbeat tempos and creative integration of afro and indie-pop. Fronted by Hugo Manuel, who also performs under the solo moniker Chad Valley, the quartet recently returned stateside for CMJ ’11, following a phenomenal US spring debut where they performed three sold-out New York sets in 48 hours.

Point Of Go emerges as a glimmeringly positive step in a new direction, a record that is, in their own words, “far more poppy and accessible” than anything they’ve previously written. Recorded over a six-week period in a farmhouse studio it takes the band’s summery flourishes and intricate guitars, and strips them back to a set of immediate, direct pop songs. With influences rooted firmly in the past – from Fleetwood Mac to The Smiths, Chic and Earth, Wind and Fire to Arthur Russell – the quartet’s LP is an exercise in classic pop sensibilities held up by a modern backbone. Point of Go will be released in the rest of the world by Blessing Force; a growing community of artists, musicians and writers in Oxford (UK) that involves the band’s other projects Chad Valley, Pocket House and Solid Gold Dragons.

Jonquil in Concert
12/15 – Corsica Studios – London, England
12/17 – O2 Academy – Oxford, England


Point of Go Tracklisting

1. Swells
2. Getaway
3. It’s My Part
4. Point Of Go (Part 1)
5. Point Of Go (Part 2)
6. Run
7. This Innocent
8. Real Cold
9. Mexico
10. History Of Headaches
11. Psammead


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.