Still the best new band in the UK?

Posted by jill on August 4, 2008

Though, I don’t really know what classes as ‘new’ any more. Especially since I first saw Jonquil almost two years ago. But every time, they still surprise and reveal how bands really should develop.

This show was a near perfect set from Jonquil, full of the great songs from Lions and trying out a couple of new songs. While you can hear the way the band’s ambitions have developed into a more orchestrated sound over the two albums, they are pushing themselves into different approaches with their new songs. With Parasol they are trying out synthesised beats but building them easily into the song. While they already have some great songs, it is also refreshing to see that they are not only writing new versions of similar songs, but trying out some new ideas as well.

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