“A brass-flecked heartbreaker that recalls Simon & Garfunkel and Sufjan Stevens” – Sunday Times Culture
“Each segment interlocks perfectly, enacting a moment of peace that feels much-needed at this point.” Clash
“Real aural therapy… wonderful” – Sian Eleri, BBC Radio 1
“This is very beautiful…Kings of Convenience meets Simon and Garfunkel at their harmonious best.. Very beautiful… lush and gorgeous harmonies there” – Chris Hawkins, BBC Radio 6
“This is called Latchkey and I really love it… Lovely to hear that kind of harmony coming back, I’ve always been a fan of that, it takes me back to the late 60s early 70s.” – Elton John
“This really struck a chord with me… that sounds absolutely fantastic” – John Kennedy, Radio X
Memorial are folk-pop duo Jack and Ollie. Neither are in any great hurry, with their songwriting process originally found spent solo, several hundred miles apart in Brighton and Manchester. Voice memos zipped across the internet, all half thoughts and feelings seeking the other’s encouragement. It’s a career just a few songs deep, but already they’ve got Lucy batting for their side, supported US alt.country queen Courtney Marie Andrews, label mate Samatha Crain and Flyte to name a few, and bags of enthusiasm between them all suggesting that, just maybe they’re onto something here.
Their track ‘Latchkey’ is nominated for UK Song Of The Year at the 2022 AMA UK Awards.