Jagwar Ma – ‘Every Now And Then’ Review

Jagwar Ma don’t just have one home any more. The Australian psych/dance trio have built studios in Sydney, north London and rural France, and in the three years since their debut, ‘Howlin’’, they’ve toured all over alongside the likes of The xx and Foals. Most recently they supported Tame Impala on their arena dates at the start of the year, and they’re feeling so dislocated that frontman Gabriel Winterfield recently told Stereogum, “I literally don’t live anywhere right now.”

The same is true of ‘Every Now And Then’, their shape-shifting second album. Winterfield brings guitar and vocals to the mix; Jono Ma specialises in psychoactive synths, beats and production nous. With bass from Jack Freeman – and some guest drumming from Warpaint’s Stella Mozgawa – they’ve recorded a set of malleable, melody-packed tracks, some of which sound like they have multiple passports. Second single ‘Give Me A Reason’ is a prime example, skating from a single beat into a Madchester funk, before reaching a deep house apex where Winterfield does an amazingly ridiculous spoken word bit about a dance called The Amoeba that’s not far off DJ Caspar’s instructional 2004 dance craze ‘Cha-Cha Slide’. Jagwar Ma go big on the lols as well, it turns out. via NME

via NME

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