Jamie Lenman with a brand new mini album of original material King Of Clubs through Big Scary Monsters. This is a record returning Jamie back to his roots as a song writer, whilst also allowing him to push his creative mind with it not being a full blown, full length album. King Of Clubs is a follow up to 2018's brilliant Shuffle,
Speaking about the upcoming album, Jamie said "I didnt want to make another full album straight after 'Shuffle', I wanted to give people more time to digest that, but I did want to get back to the studio fairly quickly and record something original just to remind people Im still a songwriter first and foremost. I was wary of repeating what wed done with (one off single featuring Justine Jones from Employed To Serve) 'Long Gone' coming after (2016 album 'Devolver'), so I tried to make an EP instead of a single - but by the time I got there, Id written so much material on the road and in rehearsals we ended up with enough for a mini album. Ive always loved the format, so many of my favourite records are seven or eight tracks long, I think its a perfect package. Its the musical version of a novella, like Conrads Heart Of Darkness or Waughs The Loved One, which I was actually reading at the time of recording. Its a dirty, dark-sounding record based on uncomfortable, conflicting emotions."
Working again with producer Space (Idles, Black Futures), the pair came up with a word, neisty, to guide them as to how it should sound - "A perfect mixture of nasty and nice. I see this record as the closing chapter in a very creative and enjoyable period working with Space the last piece in a very loose trilogy with 'Devolver' and 'Shuffle' before it, white red and black. Its the angriest and most political record Ive made since Muscle Memory, a painful place to be. I wouldnt have wanted to make a full album like this, I think it would have been too much."