“Expect to be washed with an abundance of atmospheric harmonies, pulsating textural synth details and respectably catchy, chant-like, indie-folk melodies.” - Emma Miller
Jon studied Acoustical Engineering at Southampton University,
during which he wrote and recorded his debut EP 'Plans',
He has since joined the R&D team at legendary analogue audio console manufacturer SSL
- the perfect environment to develop and refine his music production skills.
His listening roster ranges from alternative rock and world music, to indie-folk and electronica. His most formative influences include bands such as Eels, Grizzly Bear, Spoon, Beirut, Doves and Elbow.
He is also a member of alt-rock band Pylon Heights and one half of indie-folk duo Jon & Abbie.
'Marmalade' is a retrospective of a relationship - a collection of snapshots about being in love and then ultimately what it’s like to fall out of it. It is the second single from our upcoming EP 'Still Life'.
Jon and his best friend Chris formed 'Pylon Heights' back in 2016, after Jon finished university. After an awful lot of faffing about, the duo first started putting out feelers in October 2019, with their debut single 'Arizona'. Since then, they released 3 more singles ahead of their very first EP, 'The Arizona EP'. They've since been joined by Heather, on vocals, for their latest singles 'Midsummer' and 'The Bridge'.
However, ‘Midsummer’ and ‘The Bridge’ take us in a different direction - a blend of our more acoustic tendencies with my obsession with synthpop, inspired by bands such as Miami Horror, Big Black Delta and Joywave. We’ve been told there might be a bit of early The 1975 in there, too.
“Cerebral and lush instrumentally, this is one for the long winter nights and lonely nights in general. […] ‘Arizona’ plunders our affections in a way that most can only dream of.” - KH