'Deaf Ears, Blind Years'

Jude Woodhead was only 16 years old when his life changed beyond recognition.

Completely immersed in club culture, he as diagnosed with severe tinnitus, forcing himself to view music in a fresh way.

Becoming a much more insular, softer, introverted experience, he began working from his bedroom, fostering this incredibly intimate relationship with music.

Drawn into the orbit of East London label Slow Dance, he released two tracks with them last year as Saint Jude, before deciding to focus on his debut EP.

The full EP will be released in October, and it sits somewhere between the stark yet surreal honesty of Archy Marshall and the playful electronics of Mount Kimbie, say.

New single 'Deaf Ears, Blind Years' has a louche aspect, the deft electronics punctuated by sharp blasts of melodic guitar noise.

The coy vocal wraps itself around that oh-so-personal lyric, with Saint Jude's youthful innocence matched by an appetite for construction. It's a real pearl, an endearing offering that remains melodically astute while being incredibly innovative.

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