As part of our Placeholder series, we're asking some of our favourite artists an incredibly simple question: 'what are you reading?'. A pretty great way to find out what you should be spending your money on if you ask us.

Jillian by Halle Butler (2015)

"I've been reading "Jillian" by Chicago author Halle Butler. The two main characters work in a gastroenterologists' office, a typical 9-5. They both seem familiar to me but a bit more exaggerated and awful than any of my old coworkers. I've had a few meaningless jobs and remember coming in thinking "jesus christ what is this?" and also wishing things had maybe turned out a little differently. This attitude spreads to other aspects of life. It's all fucked. This book has that depressing / hilarious quality that I'm super into."

J Fernandez's new album, Many Levels of Laughter, is out now. Stream 'Between the Channels' below.