British artist Jamie T has a new album out today on Epitaph Records (US) called Carry On The Grudge. Jamie T is a gold-selling, Mercury prize-nominated artist from Wimbledon, South London and this is his first proper US release. Jamie T is signed to Virgin Records in the UK where the album is also out now. According to NME, Jamie T is "one of the most original, exciting musicians of the last decade." And The Guardian defines him as "a modern original."
This December, Jamie T will play several North American show dates in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto, and Brooklyn. Show date information is detailed below.
Jamie T has released two albums already. The first is Panic Prevention (a Mercury Prize nominated album) in 2007 and Kings & Queens in 2009. Five years have passed since Jamie T has released music. During the stretch, the punk-inspired singer-songwriter (born Jamie Alexander Treays) went travelling in America on an isolated but essential voyage of self-discovery. Perhaps this is why Carry On The Grudge contains a pensive air of personal sadness and longing. Words fit snugly into melody, there are rattling post-Clash rhythms, with irreverent tips of the hat to Prince Buster, Madness and The Who.
Carry On The Grudge is available for purchase at iTunes now.
JAMIE T NORTH AMERICAN SHOW DATES
Dec 02 San Francisco, CA – The Independent
Dec 03 Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy
Dec 05 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
Dec 06 Toronto, ON – The Mod Club
Dec 08 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg