The effortless Jack Garratt returns to our stereos with the fresh new track, ‘Far Cry’, featuring Little Simz.
It’s taken from the incredible ‘Phase’ album, available now via Island Records, on iTunes now.
Now based in Chicago, Garratt will be back in the UK in November.
5th November – O2 Academy, Glasgow
8th November – O2 Academy, Newcastle
9th November – O2 Academy, Leeds
11th November – O2 Apollo, Manchester
12th November – Guild of Students, Liverpool
13th November – O2 Academy, Sheffield
15th November – O2 Academy, Birmingham
16th November – Rock City, Nottingham
18th November – Engine Shed, Lincoln
19th November – Great Hall, Cardiff
20th November – O2 Academy, Bournemouth
23rd November – Eventim Apollo, London
24th November – Eventim Apollo, London
26th November – Pavilions, Plymouth
27th November – O2 Guildhall, Southampton
28th November – The Dome, Brighton
Sounds like: Ásgeir, Jamie Woon, The Weeknd, Jamie XX, The XX, alt-J, Ben Khan, Ed Sheeran, Jaymes Young
FOXTROTT is the sole musical domain of Marie-Helene Delorme; a self-taught singer, songwriter, producer and beat-maker from Montreal.
Her latest track ‘Shaky Hands’ has addictive hooks and vocals with attitude. We caught up with FOXTROTT for a little chat:
You are a self-taught producer and musician. How did this come about?
I received classical musical training as a child, piano and violin, but realized, as a young teenager, that this environment was not for me. I started messing around secretly in my bedroom with an old version of cubase and learned the whole thing by myself. That was before youtube tutorials even existed! Took me 2 weeks to make one sound, and it just went from there. When I realized I could make entire tracks on my own, write all the parts, make all the sounds, I was in heaven! Then, I just kept of exploring, working hard and finding my own sound and voice.
Describe the FOXTROTT sound in three words.
Warm – Phat – Melodic
You are gearing up for the release of your debut album, ‘A Taller Us’. How have you found the process of producing it?
Making a whole record on your own is a lot of work but really satisfying! When I listened to the masters, I couldn’t believe that I made it, which was really fulfilling. It was also a very healing process, since I explored some deep and personal themes. I see this record like almost a journal from my young adulthood.
Where do you cite your musical influences from?
I don’t like to talk about “influences” because I really find inspiration anywhere. Food, art, feelings… Musically, I am attracted to anything that has soul, that comes from a place that’s real. In whatever style or branch, you can really sense when it’s the case.
We love new music at Indietronica. What new music are you listening to?
I’ve been listening to The Internet‘s last record a lot lately! It’s really good. I also really like Little Simz, I’ve been following her for a while now and am always amazed.
The debut album, ‘A Taller Us’ is set for release on 6 November via One Little Indian.
Sounds like: Kate Boy, Dena, Karen O, Ben Khan, Her, Billy Who, Gems, The Magnettes, Rudimental, Jungle, Little Dragon, Björk