Boy Azooga is the Cardiff-based band spearheaded by Davey Newington who refuse to allow us to label them in any certain way. It all started with the African funk of debut single 'Face Behind Her Cigarette', and our expectations were flipped completely with the pub punk of 'Loner Boogie', and now the latest offering 'Jerry' once again subverts what we thought we knew about Boy Azooga.

'Jerry' is a soft and tender song in ode to a friend, with Newington showing his crooner side in both his rueful lead vocal and the subtle backing voices. The nostalgic sepia-toned lens is fixed firmly in place by the whimsical synth organ which imbues the song with a gleeful gustiness. Newington's lyrics are simple but with an earnestness that rings sweet and true, bringing these retro sounds into the vivid present.

Davey tells us about the song "'Jerry' is one of the oldest songs on the album. I took inspiration from a song called 'Do I Get So Shy' by Shoes, it's understated and calm with sweet lyrics. I like how the singer is asking questions in the lyrics of that song, it makes it more vulnerable."

It also comes with a video from regular collaborator Toby Cameron. Davey says "We filmed the video in Cardiff Dogs Home, both dogs featured (Bander and Winston) have now been re-homed if you were wondering. The guys at Cardiff Dogs Home love people to go in and visit and meet the dogs. Check out the links below to see which dogs are currently in need of a home."

All three of Boy Azooga's fantastic singles will feature on their upcoming debut album 1, 2 Kung Fu, which comes out via Heavenly on June 8th. Catch them at one of these live dates (they're doing a lot, so there's certainly no excuse not to!):

MAY
04 – Sheffield, Café Totum
05 – Leeds, Live At Leeds
06 – Manchester, Sounds From The Other City
11 - Wrexham, Focus Wales @ Central Station
16 – Paris, Pop Up Du Label (PIAS NITES)
17 – Brighton, The Great Escape
18 – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms (with RBCF)
20 – Glasgow, CAA (with RBCF)
21 – Manchester, Gorilla (with RBCF)
22 – London, Electric Ballroom (with RBCF)
25 – Amsterdam, London Calling @ Paradisio
26 – Manchester, Strange Waves Festival @ Albert Hall
27 – Swansea, Radio 1’s Biggest Weekend

JUNE
05 – Edinburgh, Sneaky Pete’s
06 – Middlesbrough, Westgarth SC
07 – Liverpool, Shipping Forecast
12 – Cambridge, Portland Arms
13 – Margate, Tom Thumb Theatre
14 – Leicester, The Cookie
15 – Carmarthen, The Parrot
16 – Newport, Le Pub
24 – Glasgow, West End Festival @ Oran Mor

JULY
14 – Southwold, Latitude Festival (Lake Stage)
21 - Topcliffe, Yorks - Deer Shed Festival (Main Stage)
22 - Jodrell Bank, Cheshire - Bluedot Festival (Nebula Stage)
27 - Tanworth in Arden - Lunar Festival (Main Stage)
28 - St. Germans, Cornwall, Port Eliot Festival (Caught by the River)

AUGUST
11 – Horncastle, Lincs - Joefest
16 – 19 - Glanusk Park, Green Man Festival
25 – Totnes, Sea Change Festival

SEPTEMBER
01 - Tollard Royal, Dorset - End of the Road Festival
14 – Hawarden, Good Life Experience

OCTOBER
05 – Dublin, Grand Social
06 – Limerick, Kasbah Social Club
07 – Belfast, Voodoo
09 – Bristol, Thekla
10 – Birmingham, Castle & Falcon
11 – Glasgow, King Tuts
12 – Manchester, Now Wave Venue
13 – Newcastle, Cobalt Studios
14 – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
16 – Nottingham, Bodega
17 – London, Scala
18 – Brighton, Green Door Store