Jacques Labouchere (US/SWE) is a singer-songwriter and pioneer of the New Weird Sweden folk movement.
Jacques shared the bill with Alan Mcgee, José González and his band Junip, at The Gothenburg International Film Festival (Europe’s largest) in February 2011 and has started slowly to record his 3rd upcoming album with plans to release in 2012. He has a catalogue of many new songs that are redefining his sound and live performance constantly as he continues to tour wherever possible.
His self-titled début was independently released in March 2007. He then signed to Popjinx Records, sister label of Brixton, London based Lojinx Records who recently released albums by singer-songwriters Ben Lee and Brendan Benson, who released his 2nd album Bi-polar Baby Strollers and accompanying music video of the single “2nd Long Street” on June, 21st 2010.
In addition to extensive gigging in Scandinavia,and regular performances in Göteborg, Sweden and London, UK, a full-length tour of the UK in June 2011 followed a performance on the Antje Oeklesund stage at Fête de la Musique in Berlin before returning to Sweden to play at Sweden’s largest music festival, Peace and Love Festival, on July 1st, 2011 supporting head-liner Bob Dylan, Jacques just returned home from a month of shows and residencies in New York City and Brooklyn in late January thru February 2012.
Born near the trails of the Appalachian mountains in Sharon, Connecticut, USA, Jacques grew up all over the East Coast before moving to London in his teens only to return again to the US before heading back to the EU and settling in Gothenburg (Göteborg),Sweden where he now resides.