London four-piece The Jacques have shared the video for their new single, ‘I Never Want To Be Your Boyfriend‘, a vivid montage of surreal imagery which sees footage of the band engulfed by fluorescent patterns and twisted, lysergic visions.
Opening to a driving bassline juxtaposed with swelling guitar lines, saccharine synths and nonchalant vocals, ‘I Never Want To Be Your Boyfriend’ is a reverb-drenched slice of dream-pop which builds through verses laden with evocative lyricism into infectious choruses which convey their intent from beneath a shroud of laid-back irreverence. The track was produced by Dan Swift (Snow Patrol/Ash), and recorded at both RAK and Rockfield Studios.
The video follows the announcement of an extensive tour for March including shows in Newcastle, Birmingham, Brighton and Bristol. The tour will follow shows in London and Paris this month, where they’ll play Supersonic in Paris tonight (December 4th) and Dublin Castle in London on December 10th.
Having established a devoted following in both the UK and Europe since their formation five years ago, particularly in France where they are true indie-heroes, the band have taken their time evolving and crafting new material.
‘I Never Want To Be Your Boyfriend’ has had great support from Radio X, and follows the band’s previous singles ‘Alka-Seltzer‘ – which premiered on BBC 6Music with Chris Hawkins and was added to the Radio X playlist – and ‘Kiss The Pharaoh‘, released earlier this year. The tracks are a thrilling taste of what’s to come as they re-emerge from the shadows, back into the white-heat of the public eye.
Tickets for their March 2020 tour are available here – https://tourlink.to/thejacques. Tickets for their December shows in London and Paris are on sale now.
04/12 – Supersonic, Paris
10/12 – Dublin Castle, London
01/03 – Night & Day Café, Manchester
02/03 – The Cluny, Newcastle
03/03 – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
04/03 – The Boileroom, Guildford
05/03 – The Horn, St Albans
08/03 – The Joiners, Southampton
09/03 – The Waterfront, Norwich
10/03 – Green Door Store, Brighton
11/03 – The Portland Arms, Cambridge
12/03 – The Cookie, Leicester
13/03 – The Zanzibar, Liverpool
14/03 – The Hug & Pint, Glasgow
16/03 – Lending Room, Leeds
17/03 – The Fulford Arms, York
18/03 – The Parish, Huddersfield
19/03 – The Venue, Derby
20/03 – The Victoria, London
21/03 – Zed Alley, Bristol