Story: Jack Foley
LEMON Jelly are fast cornering the market in the offbeat and
Anyone who was at their last gig should know what I'm talking
about (given that it dispensed with a support act in favour of
a raffle evening with the Grim Reaper) - but then their music
should also provide some indication.
Well, now the wobbly duo of Nick Franglen and Fred Deakin's have
announced the release of another 'secret' single, in tandem with
some new tour dates, which find them playing Brixton Academy on
The new single will be called Rolled Oats and, according
to the XFM website, is expected to be released on the
band's own Jelly Lab label sometime over the next few weeks.
However, it won't be easy to find, and it's no ordinary release.
The single will only be available on limited edition 7"
gold vinyl and will arrive in a special plain cardboard sleeve
inside a spray-painted hessian bag.
It follows the Jelly's previous 'secret' release, Soft,
which featured a sample from Chicago's If You Leave Me Now,
and which eventually cropped up as a B-side on the Nice Weather
For Ducks CD single.
Both of the new tracks on the 7" are based around samples
from other songs.
The A-side, Rolled, is arranged around a loop from George
Michael's 1990 track, Heal The Pain, while flipside, Oats,
will feature a riff from '70s rockers, Bad Company's Feel Like
In order to get hold of the much sought-after copies, however,
fans will be expected to keep an eye on record shops across the
land, as they will just 'turn up in certain record shops' over
the next few weeks.
It may even be available online.
In what is proving to be a great year for Lemon Jelly, ,the band's
current album, Lost
Horizons, has recently gone gold in the UK and been nominated
for the Mercury Music
The London tour date is one of several they have announced around
the country, to bring the year to a suitably memorable close.
The rest of the October dates are:
Birmingham Carling Academy (October 2)
Manchester Carlling Apollo (3)
Glasgow Carling Academy (4)
Brighton Dome (6)
Norwich UEA (7)
Bristol Colston Hall (8)