Jaguar Jaguar sounds like a tight concept: a ‘supergroup’ that danceable elektrofolk brings and also look good is very stylized. But their debut came spontaneously, under the influence of sun and palm trees.
Flemish clay with some playa-sand, which provides solid foundations for hitgevoelige songs, the first ep of Jaguar Jaguar to hear. Montjoi was included in the Spanish Empuries and doesn’t sound like …
Flemish clay with some playa-sand, which provides solid foundations for hitgevoelige songs, the first ep of Jaguar Jaguar to hear. Montjoi was included in the Spanish Empuries and doesn’t sound like a debut. With members of Lohaus, Soldier’s Heart and half musical Flanders in the ranks (Ruben Vanhoutte played the drums or drums with Faces On TV, Tamino and Dirk.) perhaps it’s not so weird.
According to Emiel Raeymaekers, you hear also the relief that she’s finally in a studio were touched. “We have long said that we just had to do.” He, Thomas Lauwers and Dries Meeus played together in Lohaus. Jasper Segers (Soldier’s Heart, omnipresent producer) was a childhood friend. “Only Reuben was completely new in our music.”
And the studio looks suspicious domestic, in the short documentary of Raeymaekers’ girlfriend Tina Herbots of the band are Youtubekanaal put. ‘The house of the grandmother of Jasper, hence the family pictures on the cabinets, ” she says. ‘For him was really a sort of coming home.’
Herbots is huisfotografe of Bazart and Tsar B. ” This was the beginning of something that I wanted to capture. I have filmed as they are starting to play: we’ll see. It is fine that we now have a document of who the band is, how they have worked, how charming everything was.’
“We were left with a vague idea that it would be nice if we in retrospect something could show,” says Raeymaekers. “So we had instruments included.’ On the spot, went all locks to open. “You can see palm trees, the sea, the white houses, the weather is beautiful, you wake up in the space where you create music. And there was no distraction.’
In the mini-documentary you can hear early versions of the songs on Montjoi. ‘A natural fade, Michael Jackson learned!, says Meeus somewhere happy. “Every musician of today is not influenced by Jackson.’, ask Raeymaekers. “I dare not say who the biggest Jackson fan in the band, because then I’ll step the others might be on the toes.’
‘Tricks’, the first single, sounded a bit like Warhaus, ‘So long’ is a bit like Jungle. Yet musical influences: ‘Connan Mockasin, Steve Lacy, Kali Uchis, Tyler the Creator, Childish Gambino also. Musicians who are not too scary to tie myself down to a style. That umbrella, how do you call it? That music is not only music, but a very given. That is more how we are working on.’
“The members are less important than the wall of sound,” he says. That also speaks the visual framework, which he Herbots provides: no group members in the videos or on the covers, but five (cool and funny) children. ‘The band also has a fluid line-up: on this ep, I only play guitar, but Thomas, Dries, and Jasper switch smoothly instruments. And we sing all five, though, Thomas has the strongest voice. He was also always the lead singer in his bands.’
“The next step is now back to the south. We play at a festival in Portugal and stay there for a few days because we are excited to have more songs to write.” Is Jaguar Jaguar a way to vacations in expenses to be able to bring? “If you can work, the better right? For the finish we will have enough time in a dark hovel here in Flanders to spend.’