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Ginger Snaps is multi-instrumentalist singer and producer Jay Brook from Northampton. Whilst also being a main writer for the Radio X play-listed 'OhBoy!', Jay & his writing partner Lee Irons have spent time in their Northampton Lab cooking up a brand new sound.

Beginning in April 2015, Jay & Lee set out on a new musical adventure, a recipe they'd been eager to debut for years through various musical endeavours but finally felt ready to showcase.

First out the door came debut 'Paranoid' in May, a raucous, funk laden record, drenched in baggy instrumentation and groove effects, made pristine through Jay's self-aware commentary and gritty vocals.

CLASH were quick to premiere the track and Radio X were made fans - adding it straight onto the Evening List. Radio 1's Huw Stephens added it to his BBC Introducing Playlist, 6Music's Tom Robinson put it on his BBC Intro Mixtape and BBC Northampton brought Jay in to talk about his sudden ascension!

'Phat Kids' became the bold second single when released in July - where Jay received further high praise from DIY & Radio 1's Annie Mac - at which point she made Ginger Snaps one of her esteemed August #NewNames. Amazing Radio whacked it on its A-List - climbing into the Top 10 of the Amazing Chart. Sofar Sessions wanted to see it played live.

This follow up single, filled with social commentary wrought with wit and angst, explores Jay's anxious curiosity into self-obsession and self-critique. Ginger Snaps continues to develop that trademark slacker delivery.

A Ginger Snaps live show debuted when Radio 1's Abbie McCarthy asked the band to play her monthly Good Karma Club in Islington in September, a refreshingly different live set up involving parts of a gospel choir and a veteran scratch DJ.

'Phat' has just been re-released stateside courtesy of ECG Records (Gaslight Anthem, Twin Atlantic<) & new single 'Number Crunching' is due in February in the UK via the incredible Killing Moon Records (Bad Sounds, April).

"Baggier than a vintage shop's sale rail and laced in all manner of swirling psych, Ginger Snaps' breakbeat pop is as flexible as they come." - DIY

"Ginger Snaps dwells in slacker climes, matching fuzzed up riffs against boom-bap hip-hop beats. Re-calls everyone from Beck to De La Soul, but really it could only come from the mind of a certain Northampton dweller" - CLASH

"If there's a band that's needed right now its Ginger Snaps; melding oldskool hip hop breaks with modern day pop sensibilities" - BBC Introducing

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  • 12 May, 2017

    Ginger Snaps: 'Number Crunching' On Radio X

    Ginger Snaps new single 'Number Crunching' was featured on Gordon Smart's show on Radio X last night.

    Gordon Smart: "You've got a great recommendation for us tonight, a band called Ginger Snaps, who I think come from Northampton but sound like they come from America, Ohio or somewhere."

    John: "Yeah, they've clearly been brought up on a lot of American music. They've absorbed it like osmosis and somehow they're able to regurgitate it and better it (possibly!) Yeah,they're fantastic. This is their third single, but they have many other brains and many other guises, so they're led by Jay and Lee, who are also in another band OhBoy!, who were recently in session on the show. They are amazing at writing Weezer-esque type, pop-punk tunes, that are really really catchy, and yet they can also do this, and turn their head to another genre and master it and make it sound effortless."

    www.radiox.co.uk/playlist/2017/may/11/smart-on-sunday-with-gordon-smart

     
  • 11 May, 2017

    Ginger Snaps: New Video For 'Number Crunching'

    Ginger Snaps unveils his new video for the single 'Number Crunching', available now on Killing Moon Records.
    See him at Omeara in London on 31st May.

    www.facebook.com/gingersnapspop

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  • 05 May, 2017

    Bad Sounds, SLANG & Ginger Snaps at Omeara

    Bad Sounds will appear at London's Omeara on 31st May, supported by SLANG and Ginger Snaps.
    Tickets from the link below.

    www.seetickets.com/event/bad-sounds/omeara/1050509

     
  • 15 Apr, 2017

    Virgin Radio Playlist 16th April

    Virgin Radio UK's playlist for 16th April features new releases from the following Primary Talent artists.

    ...Catfish & The Bottlemen - 'Oxygen'
    ...Ginger Snaps - 'Number Crunching'
    ...Lana Del Rey - 'Love'
    ...Maximo Park - 'Get High (No I Don't)'

    www.facebook.com/VirginRadioUK

     
  • 11 Apr, 2017

    Ginger Snaps: Featured On BBC Radio One

    "Next, well this is new music championed by BBC Introducing, from Northampton, Ginger Snaps with 'Number Crunching'... Ginger Snaps on Radio 1 and 'Number Crunching' coming out on the Killing Moon label. We really like the sound of that and Lee's been playing gigs recently. I don't think there's any forthcomings as far as we can see but yeah, it's the side project of Oh Boy who we like a lot too."
    Huw Stephens

    www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08kv08s

     
  • 28 Mar, 2017

    Ginger Snaps: Live At Leeds Festival 2017

    Ginger Snaps will appear at the Brudenell Social Club for Live at Leeds on 29th April.

    www.facebook.com/liveatleedsofficial

     
  • 18 Mar, 2017

    Ginger Snaps: New Single 'Number Crunching'

    Following the release of the hugely successful 'Phat Kids', Ginger Snaps is back with with a raucous new single 'Number Crunching', set for release on the 17th March 2017.

    Ginger Snaps are the multi-instrumentalist, writing and production duo Jay Brook and Lee Irons from Northampton.

    Whilst also being a main writing team for the Radio X play-listed 'OhBoy!', Jay & Lee have spent time in their Northampton Lab cooking up a brand new sound. Continuing their flair for off kilter indie pop, Ginger Snaps' latest release 'Number Crunching' is a catchy, retro inspired, pop track with singable hooks, jangly 60's style guitar, and a groove-laden rhythm section, providing the perfect setting for Jay's gritty vocals.

    Forming Ginger Snaps in April 2015, Jay & Lee set out on a new musical adventure, a recipe they'd been eager to debut for years through various musical endeavors but finally felt ready to showcase. First out the door came debut 'Paranoid' in May, a raucous, funk laden record, drenched in baggy instrumentation and groove effects, made pristine through Jay's self-aware commentary and raspy delivery.

    CLASH were quick to premiere the track and Radio X were made fans - adding it straight onto the Evening List. Radio 1's Huw Stephens added it to his BBC Introducing Playlist, 6Music's Tom Robinson put it on his BBC Intro Mixtape and BBC Northampton brought Jay & Lee in to talk about their sudden ascension.
    'Phat Kids' became the bold second single when released in July - where the duo received further high praise from DIY & Radio 1's Annie Mac - at which point she made Ginger Snaps one of her esteemed August #NewNames.

    Amazing Radio were next to highlight the track by adding it to their 'A-List' - climbing into the Top 10 of the Amazing Chart. The track has just been re-released stateside courtesy of ECG Records (Gaslight Anthem, Twin Atlantic).

    A Ginger Snaps live show debuted when Radio 1's Abbie McCarthy asked the band to play her monthly Good Karma Club in Islington in September, showcasing a refreshingly different live set up involving parts of a gospel choir and a veteran scratch DJ.

    'Number Crunching' was premiered by Abbie McCarthy on BBC Radio 1 on the 13th March, and since then, the track has picked up support from Virgin Radio's Edith Bowman, and recieved it's first online premiere from Dork Magazine. 'Number Crunching' is set for release on 17th March via Killing Moon Records, and Ginger Snaps will be hitting the road throughout March.

    Listen to 'Number Crunching' from the links below.

    www.killingmoon.lnk.to/NumberCrunching

     
  • 16 Mar, 2017

    Ginger Snaps: New Single 'Number Crunching'

    Ginger Snaps new single 'Number Crunching' is released tomorrow, and premiered in Dork.
    Click link below to listen.

    www.readdork.com/news/ginger-snaps-premiere-fizzy-new-single-number-crunching

     
  • 16 Mar, 2017

    Ginger Snaps: 'Number Crunching' On Virgin Radio

    "Gonna play you something brand new right now from a band called Ginger Snaps, one of my favourite biscuits. They formed a couple of years ago, they are Jay and Lee from Nottingham and they're kind of obviously quite early on in their career, but this is great. I really like it. It's called 'Number Crunching' and it's just, well according to their blog it's a 'catchy retro-inspired pop track with sing-able hooks, jangly 60s style guitar and a groove-laden rhythm section'.
    Have a listen, see if you agree. I think it's very good... How good is this? It's good isn't it. They're called Ginger Snaps. I really like what I hear from that. It's called 'Number Crunching'. Jules reckons it sounds like 'Devil's Haircut' from Beck. I'm sure they would take that as a massive compliment. But I like that a lot. Ginger Snaps, 'Number Crunching'. Ooh that's good, I want them to come in and do a session for us!"

    Edith Bowman

    Listen to this mornings show from the link below.

    www.virginradio.co.uk/radio/listen-again/1489644000#

     
  • 14 Mar, 2017

    Ginger Snaps: New Single 'Number Crunching'

    Following the release of the hugely successful 'Phat Kids', Ginger Snaps is back with with a raucous new single 'Number Crunching', set for release on the 17th March 2017.

    Ginger Snaps are the multi-instrumentalist, writing and production duo Jay Brook and Lee Irons from Northampton.

    Whilst also being a main writing team for the Radio X play-listed 'OhBoy!', Jay & Lee have spent time in their Northampton Lab cooking up a brand new sound. Continuing their flair for off kilter indie pop, Ginger Snaps' latest release 'Number Crunching' is a catchy, retro inspired, pop track with singable hooks, jangly 60's style guitar, and a groove-laden rhythm section, providing the perfect setting for Jay's gritty vocals.

    'Number Crunching' is set for release on 17th March via Killing Moon Records, and Ginger Snaps will be hitting the road throughout March on the following dates. You can hear Ginger Snaps' new single premiered by Abbie McCarthy on BBC Radio 1 - 13th March.
    Click the link below for video preview.

    www.facebook.com/gingersnapspop/videos/405763246441685

     
  • 07 Mar, 2017

    Ginger Snaps: Fallow Cafe Manchester

    Ginger Snaps will play at the Fallow Cafe in Manchester on 31st March.
    Ticket link below.

    www.bit.ly/2mQknjU

     
  • 23 Feb, 2017

    Ginger Snaps: Prince Albert, Brighton

    Ginger Snaps will be appearing at the Prince Albert in Brighton on 27th March 2017.

    www.seetickets.com/event/animal-house-ginger-snaps/the-prince-albert/1075134