Neu Pick: Jerkcurb unveils ‘Voodoo Saloon’

Jerkcurb unveils ‘Voodoo Saloon’

The new single, out on Handsome Dad, is today’s Neu Pick.

Last year’s ‘Night On Earth’ single saw South London’s Jerkcurb ”dipping his toes into a tale of mythic proportions”.

If that track was a tentative dip, new cut ‘Voodoo Saloon’, today’s Neu Pick, is a dive without inhibitions. All manner of woops, doops and samples float their way around an acoustic guitar base like they’re soundtracking a fantasy novel.

Talking about the track, Jerkcurb says: “The average British person will spend 8,760 hours in a pub during their lifetime. I had the opportunity to have a Bar Mitzvah when I was 13 years old, but I turned it down. I never became a man. There are lots of things in my life that I wish I had confronted. Confronted because of a momentary sense of discomfort, fear of stepping a foot out of the ‘zone’.

“Comfort is a dangerous thing. There’s a familiarity and routine about going to the pub, it offers a momentary form of escape from the things your suppose to do. There’s comfort in it, but there’s also excuse.”

Continuing, he offers: “I’m very interested in theme parks, shopping centres, airports. These kinds of non-places, purgatory environments, and how they are this Americanised bastardisation of cultures and ideas, cut and pasted together. The Voodoo Saloon is like a theme park version of Wetherspoons, a juxtaposition of cultures and ideas, making little sense, fermenting eternally in purgatory.”

‘Voodoo Saloon’ comes out on 4th August via Handsome Dad alongside an upcoming b-side called ‘Little Boring Thing’. Listen below.

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