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Jess Ribeiro Shares New Single & Video “Jump The Gun”- New Album “Summer of Love” due April 12th via Labelman + European Tour Dates

March 15, 2024
Photo credit: Nick Mckk


Shares new single & video “Jump The Gun”
Album ‘Summer of Love’ due April 12th via Labelman
European tour dates this Spring

After recently announcing her new album ‘Summer of Love’ is due April 12th via Labelman, Naarm/Melbourne-based folk chameleon Jess Ribeiro is today sharing the third single from the record, “Jump The Gun”. Jess Ribeiro has also announced a European tour throughout April and May this year with UK shows in Brighton, Manchester, Bristol & London.

A look inside the endless chatter of an impulsive and hasty mind that moves and reacts before considering the consequences, “Jump The Gun” is an almost industrial-rock-pop number, that features drums and percussion from two heavyweights Jim White (The Dirty Three / Xylouris White) and Dave Mudie (Courtney Barnett). Ribeiro’s vocals are deadpan amidst the distorted guitars and elevated synths, leading into a chaotic screeching saxophone solo by Darcy McNulty (Jazz Party), that ends with a, abrupt slamming of the breaks.

On the track, Jess Ribeiro said “I love the saxophone played by Darcy on this song alongside the screeching guitar towards the end. It was a pleasure working with Darcy. Jim was fun to work with in the studio too, open to trying anything, and going with whatever we presented him with. Dave recorded the original drums at his house and sent them over. He didn’t get to come in due to the nature of the time. Despite the fact we didn’t get to be together in the same studio, I love how it all came together.”  

“Jump The Gun” is released with a lo-fi video edited and warped by long time collaborator Greta Larkins who used snippets of bush landscapes, waterways, hidden messages and dancing clouds from Jess’s personal phone footage captured while living and recording regionally.

Jess has this immense ability to captivate all that are part of the landscape, embracing the vision and taking on every crucial element of the expressive movement. The nature of the vocal harmonies and the alluring rolling rhythm of the lyrics match the soundscape creatively crafted through the journey, which brings this dynamic force to the forefront of the ambitious arrangement. Pulled in by the enchanting tones and direction from Ribeiro, you find yourself fixated on the flow and the layered textures that comfort the harmonic movement. As the journey blazes through this unpredictable path the track shifts to introduce a frenzied intensive influx with the sax infusion.

Across the ten tracks on Jess Ribeiro’s incoming new album Summer of Love she traverses isolation, loss, tiny snatches of love, expectation versus reality, once-in-a-century pandemics and healing. It was written and recorded during a particularly unstable time, with Ribeiro living in nine different houses across a two year period, including six months in a church outside of the city, “That instability affected my mental health,” she says. It also created the spark for her fourth album, on which she transfixes audiences as she digs deep into the present, past, and wanted future.

The first demos for Summer of Love were put down at a solar-powered shack by Jess with her friend and musical collaborator Dave Mudie (Courtney Barnett, Super American Eagle), an experience that wasn’t without excitement: “We used all the solar power trying to record. It ended with us around a fire for the rest of the night, terrified that the boars were going to get us.” 

From there, she recorded the album with Nick Huggins on Wautharong Country in Point Lonsdale, with special guests Jim White (Dirty Three, Xylouris White,) on drums, Darcy McNulty on saxophone, folk-diviner Leah Senior on keys, James Seymour on bass, Davie Mudie taking percussion duties, Carrie Webster’s violin and viola, and Huggins himself chipping in on bass, tape and drum loops, synth, guitars and piano. The way in which the album came together with her collaborators – separately, but towards the same north star – is where the beauty in the work is experienced. “It was improvised and experimental, musicians could only visit on eat a time due to the restrictions, half of the musicians never even came to the studio”.

Pre-order album here: https://labelman.bigcartel.com/

See Jess Ribeiro live:
13/04/24 : Kantine Am Berghain – Berlin (DE) +
14/04/24 : Bandhaus – Erfurt (DE) +
15/04/24 : Milla – Munich (DE) +
16/04/24 : Cafe V Lese – Prague (CZ) +
17/04/24 : Flex Café – Vienna (AT) +
18/04/24 : Nova Cvernovka – Bratislava (SK) +
19/04/24 : Akvarium – Budapest (HU) +
20/04/24 : Mochvara – Zagreb (CRO) +
21/04/24 : MKNZ – Ilirska Bistrica (SL) +
23/04/24 : Rockhaus – Salzburg (AT) +
25/04/24 : Fri-Son – Fribourg (CH) +
26/04/24 : Sonic – Lyon (FR) +
27/04/24 : Sala Sidecar – Barcelona (ES) +
28/04/24 : Sala Clamores – Madrid (ES) +
29/04/24 : Sala Dabadaba – Donosti (ES) +
30/04/24 : Le Pingouin Alternatif – Arthez-de-Béarn (FR) +
01/05/24 : Joker’s Pub – Angers (FR) +
02/05/24 : Point Ephémère – Paris (FR) +
03/05/24 : Trix – Antwerpen (BE) +
05/05/24 : Chalk – Brighton (UK) *
06/05/24 : Band on the Wall – Manchester (UK) *
07/05/24 : Strange Brew – Bristol (UK) *
08/05/24 : Islington Assembly Hall – London (UK)  *
09/05/24: The Waiting Room – London (UK) !
+ with Widowspeak
* – with Still Corners

! = with Joe Gideon & Jim Sclavunos

Summer of Love tracklist:
1. Maybe If I Wore Sunglasses Inside I Won’t Feel Tired
2. Everything Is Now
3. The Trees & Me
4. Paradise
5. Jump The Gun
6. Airborne
7. Helicopter
8. Summer of Love
9. Wake In Fright
10. Howl


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