In the Post #41: Jazica – Illusions

By on Wednesday, 25th November 2009 at 12:00 pm

Jazica (side)I first came across Jazica when they opened for Delphic and Two Door Cinema Club last month, and now have managed to bag a copy of their maiden EP, Illusions.

Formed originally way back in 2007, they were originally a duo doing mainly acoustic based music, before discovering a MicroKorg and changing to a more electro sound with “Boy”. Now they’ve fully embraced synths and keys with tracks like “Arp Attack” being very reminiscent of Crystal Castles (but without crazy Alice). Sounding like a mish-mash of many great artists – CSS + Klaxons on “Illusions and “Boy”, Laura Marling on “Dreamer”, Massive Attack on “Flash Flash” – it’s like an eclectic mixing pot of aceness to my ears.

One of the strongest points about the EP is lead singer’s Frankie’s voice – vulnerable and full of the wide-eyed wonderment – like Jose Vanders, or Cassie from Skins if she was in a band. “Come, come, come stay over” she implores on opening track “Illusions”, and you can’t help but sit up and pay attention. However, it’s not all about Frankie – Chris Smallwood’s electro beats are a constantly changing smish-smash of sounds and feelings, taking you from midnight rave to 5am blues perfectly.

If you’re yearning for a bit of summer, Jazica’s maiden EP could be what you’re waiting for to tide you over ’till festival season 2010. Take a listen to “Boy” below.

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