On 15 February, Oxford indie pop collective Jody and the Jerms will release their first new music of 2021, new single. Get Me Out. A track about small town suburban boredom and the yearning to escape that naturally springs from it, Get Me Out was written in November by Jody alongside Jerms lead-guitarist (and husband) Niall. The band spoke with The Fountain about the new music and their hopeful plans for 2021.
TF: You have a new single out, what has the reception been like to Get Me Out?
Really positive – it was played on national radio in Spain on RTVE a week after we had the track back from the studio. It’s an optimistic song that hopefully people can dance to one day soon. We used some different instruments, like a grand piano, Hammond organ and slide guitar, and experimented more with vocal harmonies which gives the song a lot of feeling and emotion, and a nice warm sound.
TF: How would you sum up the track in one sentence?
A scream of frustration for something new and exciting – I’m sure a lot of people are feeling that right now.
TF: What is your plan for the remainder of the year, after this release?
We’re hoping that some sort of live music scene returns in the Summer onwards, so are hoping to fulfil some festival appearances and a tour of Spain we should have done last year. We will probably record a new EP in the Summer, maybe an album. Equally as important, we just want to hang out as a band, rehearse and write.
TF: Where is your favourite venue for playing live, where is the next place you look most forward to gigging?
Probably the Jericho Tavern in Oxford, our hometown. Niall and Alex have played there in various bands over the years and have had some amazing nights, and it’s got a long history with some great bands playing there over the decades. We’re really looking forward to some bigger festival stages – there are six of us in the band, so nice to be able to move about! Also we are due to play at The Cavern in Liverpool as part of the IPO Festival, which again is a good venue and fun City. To be honest, we’d settle for anything ‘live’ at the moment and can’t wait to get on stage and perform. We only ever did one show in February 2020 in Oxford which was amazing, but then the World changed.
Get Me Out is out on 15th February 2021