A little bit of healing is just what the world needs now wouldn’t you say? Rejoice then; on Jellies, 77:78 have captured those feelings of joy, melted them down and set them into eleven aural treats packed with psychic projections of good vibes, wide-eyed melodies and grooves that burrow themselves right into your bone marrow.
Discerning music lovers will know Fletcher as the co-captain of Isle of Wight psychedelic adventurers The Bees. In the seven years since their last album, as life did what it does when you’re busy making other plans, Fletcher kept on doing what he’d always done: playing records, writing tunes and doing a bit of recording. With The Bees on extended shore leave, he hooked up with fellow Bee Tim Parkin to work on the music that would become Jellies.
“Some musicians and bands definitely have their sound and stick to it, which is fair enough, but that’s just not us. Whenever we’re in the studio we’re constantly inspired to go down different musical paths, which I suppose is why the record we’ve made sounds so diverse. “ The outcome is something that is 100% Fletcher and Parkin’s.
“There’s an absolute joy to this and we really want to capitalise on that. We’re more happy than we’ve have ever been and we want people to see that there’s a lot of fun here,” states Fletcher. “77:78 is a beautiful vehicle and me and Tim want to give it a roll and see what happens.”
Do yourself a favour, get on board and get the Jellies in.