Jockstrap formed in 2017 after Georgia (also of Black Country, New Road) met Taylor at the Guildhall School Of Music & Drama where they were studying jazz and electronic composition respectively. Generally speaking their modus operandi has been to produce a violently spatially and temporally disrupted form of pop music which sometimes sees them gleefully break apart existing styles only to expertly reassemble them and other times sees them mint entirely fresh genres. Both of them grew up playing and loving classical music and picked up a bug for jazz in college, but their other shared interests include Disclosure and Mica Levi, with Taylor having a penchant for Bob Dylan, and Georgia for Joni Mitchell. They have released a clutch of singles, EPs and a mixtape over the last five years, already giving rise to something of a press narrative: Georgia sings a classic pre-rock & roll orchestral lounge pop song while Taylor forces it through a post-dubstep blender, mixing old with new.
But their debut LP, I Love You Jennifer B, blasts that simplistic reductionism to smithereens. Releasing in the Fall of 2022, Georgia and Taylor said: “I Love You Jennifer B is a collection of Jockstrap tracks that have been 3 years in the making. Everything on it is pretty singular sounding so we hope there is a track on there for everyone and something that speaks to you and says ‘I’m a banger.’”
Jockstrap effortlessly capture the chaos, joy, uncertainty, intrigue, pain and romance of recent like no other.
IAN STARR is a vocalist, producer, and songwriter who is not afraid to challenge the norms and conventions of modern identity. Born and raised in South Florida, Ian grew up surrounded by diverse musical influences and cultures, such as hip hop, electronic, latin, and rock. His debut album, “777starrdust & Th3 S3v3n D3adly S1ns of Th3 1nt3rn3t”, which released in 2020, was a bold, provocative statement about his relationship with his digital upbringing; which he expressed through an alter-ego named Lucky Starrdust. This concept album was a musical critique of his lifelong experience with internet culture and its vices. Ian is now ready to unleash a new music genre, which he dubs 'Ravepunk', a hardcore techno fusion of gabber, anthemic choruses, and punk vocals with heavy processing. Ravepunk is Ian’s expression of a rebellious and energetic spirit, as well as his passion for experimental fashion and identity.