Meet Jerkcurb the singer-songwriter, cartoonist/animator and visual artist from south London. He’ll draw you in with his slow-paced British brand of melancholic guitar pop. Who? Jacob Read. The Sound Noisey have said that “This is music
Meet Jerkcurb the singer-songwriter, cartoonist/animator and visual artist from south London. He’ll draw you in with his slow-paced British brand of melancholic guitar pop.
Noisey have said that “This is music made for the big moments” and NME wrote “Jacob’s a don at making tight-lipped, atmospheric and uniquely British-sounding melancholy come to life on record.” Jerkcurb has received this praise because of his clever song writing style and fresh yet familiar sounding songs.
The sound is strikingly gorgeous, as an artist he’s like a combination of fellow south Londoners Jamie Isaac and Cosmo Pyke – if they combined to make a tune while they were feeling gloomy yet creative. Mainstream comparative translation: an incredibly upset James Blake + Mac Demarco = Jerkcurb…sort of.
Jacob Read was performing as Jacob Read a few years ago on a relatively casual basis, he had some success too. Going back as far as 2009, he collaborated with King Krule and was also in a band called Horsey. Jerkcurb arrived on the scene in 2016 when he was picked up by Handsome Dad records and released the debut single “Night on Earth” to widespread critical acclaim. (Vice, NME, London in Stereo)
Learning about Jacob Read it appears that he is equally in to art as he is music. He so perfectly merges his two passions together, he is an incredibly unique recording musician for a few reasons. 1) He writes all of his music and lyrics and produces the tracks himself. 2) He creates his own album artwork and graphics/designs for his merchandise. 3) He has animated his own music video. Sometimes I struggle to tie my shoes in the morning. Keep it going Jerkcurb, we salute you.
Grace Lightman : 8.30pm
Jerkcurb : 9.30pm
(Wednesday) 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm