'Technicolour Native' has a subtle charm’ Clash
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About JR Green
Somewhere between peat-bog and youth culture rises JR Green, brethren progeny of the Pictish heartlands. Hailing from Ardnamurchan, the most westerly point in perfidious Albion, siblings Jacob and Rory Green offer Celtic tradition fused with unyielding, veracious lyricism and thunderous, euphoric songwriting. Balderdash to your Bon Ivers and codswallop to your Mumfords, the brothers Green have lain to rest the epoch of sexless, gritless folk-pop with their atavistic clarion-calling strains. Thanks to 2015’s Bring The Witch Doctor EP, (released via Hits The Fan), and its two irresistible singles - ‘Nigerian Princess’ and ‘First Blood’, JR Green became fixtures on 2016’s ‘Ones To Watch’ lists, receiving plaudits on the wireless all over the BBC from Huw Stephens and Phil Taggart on Radio 1, to airplay on 6Music and BBC Radio Scotland. Highlights from the past year include a live concert for Vic Galloway (alongside C Duncan and Trembling Bells) as part of BBC Music at Celtic Connections, two shows at The Great Escape, performances at LA’s MusExpo and numerous festivals and shows throughout UK and the continent. Their new digital-only single ‘Technicolour Native’ precedes the five-track Flora EP in August, with a string of live dates planned throughout summer including TRNSMT, Belladrum Festival and Colour Television, their very own monthly residence in Glasgow, which starts on the 28th of July.