Jockstrap at Chanel: the band behind the show

Yesterday, Chanel unveiled its autumn-winter 2020-2021 haute couture collection at the virtual Fashion Week, with models parading on a mysterious, experimental and confusing soundtrack…in the image of its authors, the British alternative electro-pop group Jockstrap.

Yesterday, Chanel unveiled its autumn-winter 2020-2021 haute couture collection at the virtual Fashion Week, with models parading on a mysterious, experimental and confusing soundtrack…in the image of its authors, the British alternative electro-pop group Jockstrap.

With their blonde locks and ingenuous faces, one would give the good god without confessions to Georgia Ellery and Taylor Skye, the two members who make up the band Jockstrap, yet these two music students at the London Guildhall School produce a dark and intriguing electro-pop sound.The band’s composition is the result of an explosive cocktail: a violinist since she was five years old, Georgia Ellery grew up in the English countryside listening to Tchaikovsky and Brahms before turning to house music as a teenager, while Taylor Skye quickly abandoned piano lessons for electronic music production, inspired by EDM producers such as Skrillex and Flux Pavilion.

In their first EP Love Is Key to the City, released in 2018, Jockstrap evokes dysfunctional relationships and offers a series of portraits.The track Hayley, for example, is inspired by the life of a sex worker, while in Charlotte, Georgia Ellery’s voice whispers the torments of a hidden love story based on her own experiences, and the two artists reveal their different musical backgrounds through unlikely associations, mixing sets of strings and electronic sounds.

Piece Hayley, from the first EP of Jockstrap

With an innovative, almost impertinent musical proposition, Jockstrap brings a breath of fresh air to the electro-pop movement: “I listen to a lot of music that could be described as weird,” Taylor Skye told Pitchfork. “And we share the same tastes. It’s hard to find someone you can experiment with like that. It’s great that we can do it together.” Often misunderstood, their music project is sometimes seen ironically, as Georgia Ellery explains: “Not many teachers at Guildhall validate Jockstrap. I told them about it once, and they asked me if we were in the pastiche.”

I Want Another Affair by Jockstrap

If the members of Jockstrap have not been able to convince their music teachers, they have nevertheless managed to seduce several major fashion houses: during the last Chanel fashion show, for example, or when Dior used a track from their first EP in an advertisement to promote their autumn 2020 collection.

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