After working tirelessly over the last few years to establish themselves as one of the hottest alt-pop acts on the scene, Larkins finally unveil their hugely anticipated debut album – JCOY, out via Good Soldier.
From the massive stadium pop of “Are We Having Any Fun Yet?”, through the heartfelt confessions of “Digital Love”, to the driving polyrhythms of “Hurt Your Heart”, Larkins take us on a kaleidoscopic musical journey across eight spellbinding tracks (which they exclusively livestreamed as part of a special performance for their fans in July) which is nonetheless unified by an unflinching candour and the deft alt-pop hookcraft for which the group have become known.
Larkins singer Josh Noble wrote and produced the album himself from his flat in Manchester, acquiring the help of close friend Dan Nigro (Olivia Rodrigo, Conan Gray), Sir Nolan (Alec Benjamin, Justin Bieber), and Michael Pollack (Justin Bieber, LAUV) virtually. Josh then sought out additional production and mixing from Andrew Dawson (Kanye West), Mitch McCarthy (Olivia Rodrigo), and Serge Courtois (Alec Benjamin). Although nervous about his first venture into production, the result is an album that sounds totally unique and new. Lyrically, the record is an uncompromisingly honest account of how it feels to come of age in the 21st century, precociously self-aware in its fearless accounts of navigating love, sex, friendship and mental health in the digital age.