Published May 13, 2009With ADD on the rise, it's easy for artists to be forgotten in between albums. English junk shop pop sculptor Jamie T is all too aware of this. That's why he's following up his rather excellent debut album, 2007's Panic Prevention, with an EP before he finishes that crucial second full-length.
On June 29 (June 30 in North America), the Wimbledon-based artist will drop Sticks 'n' Stones, an EP of brand new material that follows up his very successful debut (over 200,000 units shifted in the UK alone). According to the press release, "Jamie decided to take his time with his follow-up and explore different musical avenues. Originally starting down a folk direction, he quickly scrapped this because, to quote the man himself: 'it was just a bit boring.' (Smart move.)
Over the next 18 months, T and Ben Bones, his right-hand production man put themselves on 'creative lock-down,' which resulted in the blistering, Sub-Pop inspired punk-rap of 'Fire Fire,' which sounded not unlike that old bullshit punk by the Beasties. Such a move, it appears, has forced the Londoner to self-admittedly avoid the 'second album trap.'" I guess we'll have to wait and see, but if it does indeed sound like its influences of "Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, M.I.A. and the Beastie Boys," well, it's probably not gonna be that different than before, is it?