Another big release from one of this year's most exciting artists, Jack Garratt. Chemical is one of the most upfront dance tracks we've heard from Garratt so far, with some insane grime bass lines, syncopated rhythms and those trademark falsetto vocals coming together to mark a heartfelt bluesy dance-floor freak-out.
Chemical comes as Jack confirms the release of his sophomore EP, The Synesthesiac EP, due on Island Records on 13 April. The EP is also set to include The Love You're Given, which Jack previewed late last year - it can be heard via Soundcloud below and remains one of my favourite tracks of the past year.
Alongside the new release Jack has announced a second live date at London's Village Underground, after the first date sold out in under 48-hours. The new gig is scheduled for 25 May. The Village Underground dates come at the end of an also just announced full tour, and tickets can be grabbed here for just £8 (£10 in London). The full tour dates are as follows:
13th May – Exeter, Cavern
14th May – The Great Escape Festival, Brighton
15th May - The Great Escape Festival, Brighton
16th May – Oxford, Academy 2
18th May – Birmingham, Hare and Hounds
19th May – Manchester, Academy 3
20th May – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
21st May – Bristol, Thekla
25th May – Village Underground, London
26th May – Village Underground, London SOLD OUT