Bristol quartet The Jacques show a new kind of patriotism in the video for their newest single 'This Is England', taken from their latest EP 'The Artful Dodger' released earlier this summer through 25 Hour Convenience Store records.
The lyric video explores the rough realism of, not just Bristol, but good old English cities in genereal; the litter, the graffiti, the neglected buildings, the grey skies, and also the incredible street art, the infamous seaside and the vivacious people. The song couldn't be more Britpop if it tried; catchy lyrics via gritty vocals and scuzzy guitars will take you back to the 90s if nothing else this year.
The band - who are two sets of brothers Fin and Elliott O'Brien, and Jake and Oliver Edwards - were signed by The Libertines' drummer Gary Powell following their support slot with them at 2014's Hyde Park concert and since released their first EP 'Pretty DJ'. They will be playing on the BBC Introducing Stage at Reading and Leeds Festivals at the end of the month (August 2015) with Cardiff's SWN Festival coming soon.