The Jacques new song No Kamikaze nosedived into view on 10th March. In a nod to the band’s growing popularity and acceptance in mainland Europe it was released exclusively in France in early February and was immediately playlisted on the nation’s biggest radio station Oui F.M
Recorded at the legendary Konk Studios London and produced by Dan Swift (under the inquisitive eye of Sir Ray Davies) No Kamikaze is another sneering, shouting, melodic ode that slowly works it’s way around you brain like all great songs have a habit of doing. It is accompanied by a truly original animated film, directed by Callum Scott Dyson.
The Jacques continue to evolve into something of their own making – at one turn dark, brooding and unfathomable – the next an exuberant buzz of melody, harsh guitars and scathing words.
2017 saw the band release only one song – the critically acclaimed Eleanor Ring Me – and play live shows in Amsterdam, Hamburg, Paris, Brussels, Austin, NYC, London and many others along the way. Their last show of the year was headlining Transmusicale festival in Rennes, France in front of 3500, broadcast live on French TV channel Culturebox.