album::Jack Peñate: Matinée

Jack Peñate has been blowing up in the U.K., with an NME cover, numerous music rag appearances, and what rock is really about – hordes of screaming girls! His debut album Matinee is armed with sexy lively dance grooves, a smooth voice, and songs that will draw anyone in who has a fancy for good music. Influenced by everyone from Prince, Todd Rundgren, JJ Cale and Daryl Hall and John Oates, Peñate says “I like stuff that’s soulful, happy and intelligent – and I don’t like music ironically. I don’t understand that ‘guilty pleasures’ thing. Why should it be guilty?” Oh yeah, Jack Peñate’s favorite Greek myth is Sissyphus, and his granddad, Mervyn Peake, wrote and illustrated the epic Gormenghast trilogy. Recorded in London, Los Angeles and Philadelphia, Matinée will be released in the US on January 22nd, 2008.

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