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It’s no secret that we have a deep love for neo soul at ACCLAIM and one of the names that always comes to mind when we think of earthy slow jams with high production quality is JONES Jnr. Maybe it’s thanks to the presence of the Thundamentals’ beat scholar DJ Morgs or the self-aware, loungey smoothness of crooner Ev Jones, but there’s something especially charming about the duo.

We had the pleasure of premiering their second Soultape a few years back and now they’ve popped back up on our radar with this visual offering. Since we last touched base with JONES Jnr., they’ve picked their sound up significantly – swapping out sample loops for deep, layered band compositions with a distinctly Jungle vibe to them. The catchy track is accompanied by a clip directed by Jeremy Koren (AKA Grey Ghost) and the underlying sense of humour of both JONES Jnr. and Grey Ghost is very much intact in the video – depicting a speed dating session with a range of lonely characters.

“Grey Ghost mentioned the idea of a speed dating film clip to me years ago when we were in Melbourne and I thought it was awesome at the time. It was great to see down the line it actually came together to suit one of our songs to a tee, awesome fun to shoot and the actors were hilarious!” DJ Morgs says when asked about the clip’s direction. Check the vid out in the gallery above and vibe to more tracks by the duo here. ‘Never Be Lonely’ is the first single off their upcoming EP Step On Sleep dropping May 29 and they’ve also just announced a national tour! You can peep the dates below.


Thursday 2 July – Newtown Social Club, Sydney, NSW

Friday 3 July – Bello Winter Festival, Bellingen, NSW – Tickets

Saturday 4 July – Bello Winter Festival, Bellingen, NSW – Tickets

Friday 10 July – Blackbear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD

Saturday 11 July – Shebeen, Melbourne, VIC

More ACCLAIM premieres

Oisima – ‘Take Your Time’
Asdasfr Bawd – ‘Nobody’ (Nico Niquo remix)
Watch Catlips’ ‘Fade’ video