Jamie Isaac maps a distinctive brand of psychogeography that's fast building a devoted cult around the 19-year-old, including revered champions in the likes of recent touring partners These New Puritans and life-long friend and collaborator King Krule. He creates vast but delicate sonic landscapes strafed with moments of transcendent beauty and hypnotic pull, effortlessly and seamlessly absorbing influences as diverse as Steve Reich and J Dilla, while also reflecting the urban environs of South London, where he was born and raised.
"Blue Break" is his much-anticipated second EP following much-acclaimed debut 'I Will Be Cold Soon', and a perfect evolutionary step . The opening title track is Jamie Isaac at his dusky, enveloping best, as majestic and nuanced as anything he's written to date. "She Dried", could well prove to be breakthrough moment; a gorgeous, tormented love song borne aloft by emotive and utterly transportive vocals encased within dizzying spaces. The overall effect of the EP is spectral yet compelling, haunting and completely unforgettable.Then there's the dishevelled, jazzy tones of "Mother's Love Don't Stretch", a minimalist piano ode that wears his musical heritage on its sleeve.
Jamie has a busy touring schedule ahead, including numerous festivals including Field Day, The Great Escape, and Live At Leeds.
UPCOMING LIVE DATES
May 3rd - Live at Leeds festival
May 8 - 10th - The Great Escape, Brighton
May 23 - Dot To Dot Manchester
May 24 - Dot To Dot Bristol
May 24 - Dot To Dot Nottingham
June 7th - Field Day, London
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