This is our sort of Sunday. In his super slick video for "Be the One", infectious dance-pop artist Jack Penate
brings the dance floor to the pulpit, giving a line like "We asked the church to save our souls" the proper religious setting in deserves. In a blast of brass and light, Jack and his band dice slow-mo glitz and glam with some slightly ecclesiastic flavor, with stylish results. "Be the One" comes from Jack's excellent new disc, Everything is New
(read the REVIEW
), out now on XL Recording
. He is also getting ready to embark on a fairly lengthy tour. Tour dates offered below. - David Pitz
Jack Peate (born 2 September 1984) is a British musician and singer-songwriter signed to XL Recordings.
Peate made his way up the ranks of the club and bar scene of London before he was signed by record label XL Recordings. He released his first promo single in October 2006, "Second, Minute or Hour" along with its b-side track, "Got My Favourite". This single was released by the record label Young Turks, as a 1000-only limited 7 inch, each containing a different Polaroid photograph, taken of Peate. And in April 2007 he released the "Spit At Stars EP". In addition to the title track, this featured "My Yvonne", "Cold Thin Line" and a cover of Darondo Pulliam and Darondo's "Didn't I". The CD edition of the EP also included the first song he ever wrote, "Jack Of All Trades", which he wrote with his band at school called "Jack's Basement". He has appeared on XFM radio's "Xposure" and his first two singles were both Single of the Week on BBC Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe's show.
On 10 August 2007, he announced that his album would be released on 1 October and be titled Matine. However, on 7 September, this date was pushed back to 8 October, because more time was needed to "finish off all the bits of artwork for the inside cover and because my neck is playing up again." Peate also stated that "I've been told it's now in production so hopefully there won't be any more delays." The album debuted at number seven in the UK album charts.
On 3 January 2009, XFM played a new track by Peate called "Tonight's Today", the song ended up being the first single from his second album Everything Is New.
On 24 August 2009, Peate released his single "Pull My Heart Away". This single was also available for free single of the week download on the Australian iTunes. This track was also played in the credits of the 2010 film Charlie St. Cloud. He has also announced an autumn tour that will take him to cities including Dublin, Belfast, Glasgow, and Manchester.