When, as a young boy, Jil started playing his first tunes at age 7 on an old broken guitar, his mother couldn’t have imagined that a few years later (at 12), he would be accompanying his elder brother on the bass at gigs in bars and pubs, puffing on his first cigarettes while hiding behind the amplifier when police patrols were around.
It’s by travelling that Jil discovered himself and met, around street corners of Prague, Berlin, New York and Sidi Bel Abbes, the musicians who accompany him: the Memphies deput(i)es. “The Wanderer”, the band’s first song, marks the official birth of Jil is Lucky.
Jil’s influences are not hard to find, but his trademark is truly the way he celebrates them. Listening to Jil is Lucky, you’ll surprise yourself thinking of Leonard Cohen drunkenly dancing to the sound of Otis Redding’s devilish brass section; or the Beach Boys and Jonathan Richman fighting over an Ipod battle in an anti-folk bar of Warsaw’s ghetto.3 years after the release of their first album, Jil is Lucky is finishing the next one.Brilliant and groovy, this new production shows a new approach of the sounds and arrangements more contemporary.
You never really come out unscathed when you meet Jil is Lucky, and the really lucky ones are probably us…