It Man Are Reborn With White Heat

In a moving tribute new band It Man made a statement on their social media ahead of the release of debut single White Heat, which reads as follows:

“After much thought and consideration, we have decided that we will no longer perform or release music as The Jacques. Since the formation of the band 8 years ago, our line-up has changed, sometimes amicably but also in ways beyond our control. Four years ago, we lost our best friend and bassist Will. We had just completed our debut album The Four Five Three after spending our early 20s living and touring together. These are precious memories of ours and we are grateful for all of the friendship, support and love we have received over the years. We are currently finishing an album that we feel marks a departure from our previous musical direction. It is for that reason that we have agreed to be known by a different name moving forward. Thank you all for your continued support. Love, Finn, Elliot, Harry & Dexter a.k.a It Man”

It Man

And so it was, born of the ashes of one band who tasted early success touring with The Libertines, playing Glastonbury and SXSW, as championed by BBC and signing with a major label, the story unfolds in a new and thrilling way as 2023 sees the birth of It Man as they get ready to dominate UK and European shores with a series of heavy hitting new wave, Britpop and rock releases scheduled including a new album later this year.

New member Dexter Dougan on the bass has brought healing and a whole new sense of purpose for these talented musicians as demonstrated on White Heat their debut single, and a satirical romp through the fictional psyche of a young, middle-class 20th century couple fantasising about explosives, casual gambling and being some kind of street gangster.

Watch the video for White Heat:

Lead singer Finn O’Brien slurs out, “I’m trying, I’m trying not to think about it, cause its only there when I think about it”. All the while the guitars do a symbolic sleight of hand manoeuvre busily transporting the listener to some far off beach in the tropics, whilst nodding cheekily towards the spectre of neurosis that lurks just beneath the consumerist glitz of modern life.

White Heat was recorded by the legendary The Strokes producer Gordon Raphael and produced & mixed by another producer giant Dan Swift. Oh and if you’re wondering why It Man, well it’s the title of a John Cooper Clarke poem/song which struck a chord with all members of the band. White Heat is out now on all platforms via the band’s own label, Sore Records and It Man are on the road as support for Talk Show, Brix Smith and Menades.

Upcoming UK Tour Dates:

8th – Cluny 1, Newcastle (with Brix Smith)
15th – Subscription Rooms, Stroud (with Brix Smith)
16th – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth (with Brix Smith)
18th – AMP, London (with Menades)
19th – Prince Albert, Brighton (with Menades)

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