Birmingham’s Poppy and the Jezebels release their new single Sign In, Dream On, Drop Out!, on their own Gumball Machine label today (21 May 2012).
The band emerged with the underage scene while still at school when they travelled from Birmingham to play alongside The Horrors at the opening night of the original Underage Club at The Coronet in London’s Elephant and Castle. Seriously adept at social networking, the girls were sharing bills with SCUM and Shonen Knife before Mollie’s fourteenth birthday. The band signed a publishing deal with Mutesong and released two critically acclaimed indie seven inch singles, establishing their own label Gumball Machine.
Having left school to concentrate on the band full time, the girls realised that their charming but lo-fi and DIY approach would never support their dreams of real pop immortality, and enlisted the help of top pop producer Richard X (Sugababes, Kylie, M.I.A.) to re-emerge now as Poppy and the Jezebels mark 2.
The collaboration with Richard X came about when, smitten with his pop philosophy and intrigued by his remixes and re-productions of Soft Cell and Saint Etienne, the girls approached the producer with their rehearsal room demos. He agreed and the single was completed in January.
The band are set to announce a handful of UK dates in the very near future.