The last twelve months have seen JOCKSTRAP rise from buzzy newcomers to Mercury nominees. Breaking the mould, fusing genres and defying expectations, they’re not done yet.
Words: Martyn Young.
Photos: Nici Eberl.
Photography assistant: Pooja Dua.
Music can often be about scenes and specific groups of people. It can also be about sounds, defined sounds that become so popular that they proliferate to be heard in multiple different places and through multiple different artists. It’s rare that you find a band that sound truly different and entirely confounding. In the case of the duo of Taylor Skye and Georgia Ellery, there’s no one else in the world making music quite like Jockstrap. It’s this visionary approach to alt-pop that has made them one of the most exciting bands around and the last year since the release of their debut album ‘I Love You Jennifer B’ has seen them scale new heights and blow musical minds, culminating in a Mercury nomination and some typically idiosyncratic events to crown a landmark year for one of the genre’s most beguiling success stories.
One thing that is undoubtedly true about Jockstrap is they haven’t let success change them. They seem permanently unruffled. Perhaps that’s what allows them to b…