Jyl Millard releases 'Ace of Spades'
Posted: 2nd April 2009
'Motorhead's' "Ace of Spades" - surely a contender for Rocker/Greaser/Metalhead's Anthem of the Ages?
Headbanging, denim 'n leather, speed, amphetamines, greasy hair, more speed, ugliness... It will perhaps always be remembered as the original, the thrashiest, the least subtle and the most uncompromising rocker ever recorded. Until now....
'Giant Jr's' prettier half, Jyl Millard's "Ace of Spades" could be about to change all that and could, into the bargain, render the normally laid-back and laconic 'Lemmy Kilmister' incandescent with wart-wobbling rage because, at a stroke, it throws the switch on almost everything the original stands for.
The song lends itself really well to being done in a smokey sleazy way... It's really a kind of burlesque anthem! - says Miami born Jyl.
Think slow, 'Portishead' mesmeric rocking (that's the sort of rocking that the mentally I'll do), slinky black satin sheets and underwear, Mogadon, femme fatales, Depeche Mode moodiness... It will perhaps be remembered as the ultimate heresy to Rock & Metal. It's...25% of the speed but 100% of the song!
I try to not be closed off to new things... sometimes the Heavy Metal World can be so reactionary. If some people love it and some loathe it - and think it's heresy - well what better reaction could there possibly be?
There's a time for a really good pop tune that's uplifting but sometimes you want to get your teeth into a bit of depravity...I guess I want my music to take you somewhere else and not just waft through the background like a gentle lullybye... Music is about one of the most important ways to create mood. It's volcanic and mesmerising and should twist your head about.
Jyl's ability to create music 'to take you somewhere else' is aided by her life experiences, as well as musical influences. Whilst studying Psychology at University in London, Jyl spent six weeks in a Miami half-way house doing psychological testing on serious offenders (including Colombian drug traffickers, murders and pimps)! Musical influences come from the likes of 'Iggy Pop,' 'Missy Elliott,' 'David Bowie' and 'Marvin Gaye,' to the darker side of music - think 'Young Gods,' 'Secret Machines' and 'Morphine.'
I just seem to follow where my interests lead me - anything that sparks off a response in me whether its just knowing about it or taking what someone else is doing a step further...
Jyl Millard releases 'Ace of Spades' on 28th April through Try and Make Me Records. It'll be available from iTunes and all major download sites.