Jamaica Teams Up With Sepultura's Igor Cavalera
Packed with stop-start metallic guitars and fuzzy indie-pop melodies, 'Short & Entertaining' is a three minute gem. The video is directed by Jeremie Rozan & Martial Schmetz – from Surface2Air - (Justice vs. Simian, The Streets) and features Igor Cavalera, the drummer and founding member of the Brazilian Thrash metal band Sepultura. Check it out here
'No Problem' was produced in Paris by Grammy Award winners Xavier de Rosnay (Justice) and Peter Franco. Contrary to what people might expect, there isn't a synth in sight. In fact, the only rule when recording the album was "No synthesizers would be involved!"
Based in Paris, Jamaica are Antoine Hilaire & Flo Lyonnet. Antoine's inspirations range from Michael Jackson and The Beatles to 60s girl groups and Nirvana, whilst Flo is the electro head but holds a special place in his heart for the likes of Pantera and Rage Against The Machine.
This wide spectrum of influences gives Jamaica its distinct sound: sleek pop hooks and rock undertones alongside super tight electronic production. The album's yacht rock sound – resplendent with guitar solos reminiscent of Daft Punk's 'Discovery' - arrives just at the right time for summer.
Jamaica who play with a live drummer, opened the NME Radar Stage at The Great Escape earlier this year and are currently supporting Two Door Cinema Club on their French tour.
USA/Canada Tour Dates
October 13- SAN DIEGO @ Warehouse
October 15 - LOS ANGELES @ Echoplex
October 16 - SAN FRANCISCO @ Treasure Island Fest
October 17 - AUSTIN @ Club Encore
October 18 - CHICAGO @ Lincoln Hall
October 19 - TORONTO @ Wrong Bar
October 21 - PHILADELPHIA @ making time
October 22 - NYC @ Webster Hall (CMJ Music Marathon)
October 23 – BROOKLYN, NYC @ making time (CMJ Music Marathon)