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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.