Jaggers x Lines
Indie Pop, (NZ)
New Zealand’s Jaggers x Lines (Eliana Gray and Morgan Smilie) continue to surprise with their eclectic approach to pop music. Piano trills, horn blasts and insistent bass punctuate the sample heavy breakbeats. A disarming mix of jazzercise records, Gray's intimate vocals and Smillie's turntablist sensibilities; Jaggers x Lines sound like the moment the house party starts to break.
Formed in the early morning hours of 'world's smallest bar' where Gray used to work, a jam session transformed into a debut EP Letters, recorded in Smillie's bedroom over the course of two weeks. Four singles, a national tour and an impending debut album and music video later, the scratch-happy duo is finding out exactly what happens when you filter the mind of a pop-obsessed poet through the beats of a producer who grew up in Dunedin's underground MC scene.