Jody and the Jerms “Started Something”
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Jody and the Jerms “Started Something”

UK indie pop outfit Jody and the Jerms are hot to trot with their new single ‘Started Something’, the first taste of their forthcoming full-length album ‘Wonder’, out in April via their own JATJ Records imprint.

Their third album to date, this new collection of 12 tracks was produced, mixed and mastered by RIDE frontman Mark Gardener at his OX4 Sound Studio in Oxfordshire. Loaded with a healthy dose of melodic crystallized indie pop that is heartfelt and honest, they present endearing jangle-pop songs that are both evocative and relatable.

Championed by the late Janice Long at BBC, among others, Jody and the Jerms is a collective revolving around Jody Jeger (vocals) and Niall Jeger (guitars and vocals) with other band members coming from The Anydays, who have graced the pages of NME, played with Radiohead and Supergrass, and were featured on Mark Radcliffe at BBC Radio 2.

‘Wonder’ follows their ‘Flicker’ album (2022) and debut album ‘Deeper’ (2020). Here, the Jerms deliver 12 jangle-pop gems, crafted with a sanguine innocence and vivid relatability. Warmly nostalgic and graced by Jody’s sweet-natured vocal, the band’s output radiates somewhere between The Go-Go’s, Blondie, The Bangles and The Darling Buds.

Formed in Oxford in 2019, Jody and the Jerms have been writing, recording and performing their blend of melodic and uplifting indie/ alt rock ever since, having enjoyed national airtime on Radio X (UK), Sirius XM (USA) and RTVE (Spain), as well as BBC 6 Music, BBC Introducing, BBC Wales and BBC Ulster.

Despite the fact that Jody had never sung before joining the Jerms, the band has quickly developed into the real deal with last year’s ‘Flicker’ album, which received strong accolades with its modern twist on 90s influences, followed by a loaded UK tour and festivals over the summer.
Jody and the Jerms’ sound harks back to those untouchable days indie music enjoyed in the 90s, possessing seemingly effortlessness melodies and choruses which embed themselves in your head for days.

“‘Started Something’ is about a chance meeting of two people which is so exciting and special that it just knocks them off their feet. Everything between them just clicks and fizzes with passion and verve. There are many reasons why they shouldn’t start something in this dreary world , with all their day in day out humdrum responsibilities, so they imagine that the world has stopped turning for everyone else, whilst they can have their time together,” says Jody.

Niall Jeger adds, “Musically, this started as a riff on an acoustic, as many of our songs do, which Rob followed on piano and the rest of the song came together really quickly”.

As of February 15, ‘Started Something’ is available on BandcampSpotifyApple Music and other fine digital music platforms. The ‘Wonder’ album will be released on April 21 and available on limited edition CD, pretty pink vinyl and digitally.

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