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Jamie T. photographed by Tom Beard

Jamie T.








Hometown: London (UK)

About:

The Wimbledon, South West London artist has released two albums Panic Prevention (a Mercury Prize nominated album) in 2007 and Kings & Queens in 2009. Five years have passed since Kings & Queens reached No. 2 in the UK charts, inspiring the critics to anoint the then-24-year-old Jamie "a rare cocksure talent" by the BBC and a "national institution" according to NME.

During the stretch, the punk-inspired singer-songwriter (born Jamie Alexander Treays) went travelling on his own 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. Jamie T's trademark use of torrent rhymes, both sung and rapped are dispatched with a novelist's eye for visual detail and character quirk on Carry On The Grudge. Words fit snugly into melody, there are rattling post-Clash rhythms, with irreverent tips of the hat to Prince Buster, Madness and The Who.


Reviews

Jamie T. Panic Prevention

Jamie T.

Panic Prevention (2007)

Virgin / EMI

Current Releases

Jamie T.Carry On The Grudge [Digital]

Jamie T.

Carry On The Grudge [Digital]

September 30, 2014

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