Lost Map are excited to announce a new single and EP from London-based six-piece choral-punk ensemble Jenny Moore’s Mystic Business. Available to stream and share now, as well as released as part of Lost Map's PostMap Club subscription service in August together with two exclusive B-sides, ‘He Earns Enough’ is a raw, angry incantation aimed at shamelessly money-grabbing men who increased their fortunes to the tune of billions during the pandemic, while millions around the world struggled and suffered. It’s the title track from the He Earns Enough EP, which will be released on October 8, 2021 on 12” vinyl and via digital services, and is available to pre-order now. ‘He Earns Enough’ follows JMMB’s debut single for Lost Map ‘I Am Afraid’, which received extensive radio play across BBC Radio 6 Music, particularly from Steve Lamacq, who called it “a great record,” and selected the track as his Lamacq Livener for play on his show every day during week of release.
Of the inspiration behind ‘He Earns Enough’, Jenny Moore explains: “I heard a story once about the head boss of Tesco discussing the future of the company and his role in it. He bemoaned the fact that, because of the women and migrants, men like him were becoming extinct. This year, the big billionaires in the US increased their wealth by $1.2 trillion. During a global pandemic. Women and migrants took care of a dying world and men ate it up – made millions on the virus and its ruthlessness, extracted Earth’s resources, laid off workers, denied sick pay, threw some pennies to ‘causes’ and then went to outer space for a party. I think, maybe, he earns enough.”
Hailing from the prairies of Canada, Jenny Moore grew up with a strange brew of American hardcore and gospel music before moving to London to study art. For the last 10 years, she’s straddled the DIY art and music scenes, staging live performances in fields, warehouse and museums alike, and playing in bands including dance-punks Charismatic Megafauna and pop-punk trio Bas Jan (whose debut album Yes I Jan was released on Lost Map in 2018). Jenny runs the Hackney-based feminist F*Choir and was the first artist in residence at Borealis Festival for Experimental music in Bergen, Norway.
Her rabble-rousing six-piece ensemble Jenny Moore’s Mystic Business is a testament to the raw power and untamed joy of communal singing, and features members of Bas Jan, Trash Kit, F*Choir and Bamboo as well as solo singer-songwriter Rubie. They draw inspiration from artists such as Meredith Monk, Laurie Anderson, Joan La Barbara and Robert Ashley, as well as feminist poets like Sharon Olds and Lorrie Moore, and David Byrne’s musical use of language, breaking down words into rhythmic tools. Jenny Moore’s Mystic Business released their self-titled debut album in 2018 via Sheffield label The Audacious Art Experiment.
released October 8, 2021
Jenny Moore's Mystic Business is:
Jenny Moore, Louise O'Connor, Rubie Green, Nandi Bhebhe, Jeni Be, Rachel Horwood
Recorded and mixed by Toby Burroughs at Rumbaba Studios
Mastered by Steven Ward