South-East London multi-disciplinarian Jerkcurb is releasing his debut album Air Con Eden through Handsome Dad Records on September 13th, and this week he has shared the title track. He lets us in on the genesis of the song and record title:

"It refers to the early Victor Gruen shopping malls built in America in the mid 20th century. The first malls were nature conservations, literal edens with exotic plants and rare birds. The gift shops, were of equal or less importance to the nature. The logical evolution of consumerism, was the carpark, which resulted in the shift into becoming the shopping malls we know today. But the concept of the climate controlled environment is still relevant, and it really interests me, the idea that technology is at war with the natural world, this constant balance. An old concept that is eternally relevant. At the time I was working in retail and I wrote this song for myself to justify my existence being there.”

It seems that he certainly let himself drift off well into his own thoughts in his time working in retail, as 'Air Con Eden' is that aural representation of a carefree daydream. Bobbing along on lightly brushed percussion, delicate keys and angelic backing vocals, 'Air Con Eden' lets all of Jerkcurb's simple thoughts come out unhurriedly and unjudged. Wishing he had a dream, chilling in his 'Air Con Eden', he seems completely at peace with himself, and there's something undeniably cool about that.

Jerkcurb's debut album Air Con Eden arrives September 13th on Handsome Dad Records. He's got these live dates ahead:

11 Oct | Rough Trade, Bristol
13 Oct | YES, Manchester
14 Oct | Headrow House, Leeds
15 Oct | Hug and Pint, Glasgow
17 Oct | Chats Palace, London