JAMIE LENMAN can now announce that he has signed with the ever excellent Big Scary Monsters (BSM) Records, home to the likes of Beach Slang, Modern Baseball, Gnarwolves, PWR BTTM, Balance & Composure and many more. As JAMIE explains, “I’m thrilled to be partnering with a label like BSM to bring you all my new material. They’ve got some great ideas and I can’t think of a better home for it. Plus they’re from where I grew up! Perfect!”
BSM label boss, Kevin Douch, explains a bit behind the signing: “I’ve been a fan of Jamie’s for such a long time and it’s a real honour to be working together now. From the very first moment I first heard Let’s Stop Hanging Out by Reuben I don’t think a day has passed without it looping through my brain and is now proudly joined by Mississippi, a testament to the man’s incredible songwriting. We’re as excited and intrigued as the rest of you as to what musical gems await.”
More on what exactly he has been working on with BSM soon, but to start with he has released a huge, brand new single ‘Waterloo Teeth’, available to buy and stream everywhere from today, Monday April 3rd. The single was debuted last night, exclusively with the Radio 1 Rock Show, listen – HERE
JAMIE explains a bit more about the new single: “I initially just wrote some nonsense lyrics to sing over the demo but when I listened back I realised they actually made a lot of sense about how I was feeling at the time – lots of subconscious imagery about grit and engines and trying to organise things…a song about stress! I’m really happy with the sound we got on this one, the glass breaking, the clanging pipes, the heavy chains. I can’t wait to play it at the shows”
The single will also be available to buy as a very limited 7″, exclusively at the April/May UK headline shows. The record will have the other recent new single, and a Radio 1 Rockest Record, ‘Mississippi’ as the b-side.
JAMIE LENMAN – UK headline tour dates
27th April – Birmingham, O1 Institue 3 with Frauds and Super Goliath
28th April – Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach with Frauds and Super Goliath
29th April – Bristol, Thekla with God Damn and Super Goliath
1st May – Manchester, Sound Control with HCBP and Super Goliath
2nd May – London, Scala with HCBP and Frauds
4th May – Milton Keynes, Crauford Arms with HCBP and Frauds
5th May – Leeds, Key Club with HCBP and Frauds
6th May – Glasgow, King Tuts with HCBP and Frauds
JAMIE LENMAN will also be playing at this years 2000trees Festival, which takes place on July 6th/7th and 8th, and is located at Upcote Farm in Cheltenham, as well as Truck Festival (between 21st and 23rd July), which is at Steventon in Oxfordshire.
A little bit more info on JAMIE LENMAN:
Jamie Lenman entered the UK underground scene with his band Reuben in 2001 and spent the next eight years touring, recording and releasing records. The band developed a loyal following thanks to their intense live shows, inventive promo videos and honest approach to both their music and their fanbase. They soon found themselves in the middle of a thriving post-hardcore scene with bands such as Hundred Reasons, Biffy Clyro and Frank Turner’s Million Dead, and embarked on a triumphant European tour with Billy Talent.
Signing a deal with the fledgling Xtra Mile label, their singles regularly topped the MTV2 charts and Radio One picks. After releasing their third album on their own label and a career- defining main-stage set at Download Festival, the band called it a day citing exhaustion and Lenman returned to his first love, illustration.
In 2011, after over a year without playing any music, Lenman began working on an ambitious double solo album of folk/blues and thrash metal, which was released on Xtra Mile in 2013 to critical acclaim. After a dazzling live tour featuring a three-piece brass section, Lenman returned again to his illustration work and began recording new music with Prodigy and Idles producer Space in his Guildford hideout.
Lenman’s new material sees him return to his post-hardcore roots of soaring melodies over huge riffs, only this time with an emphasis on danceable rhythms and digital elements. His first single to display this approach, ‘Mississippi’, was ecstatically received across the board, reaching Number One on the itunes Rock charts and making Rockest Record on BBC Radio One.