Drawing influence from disco, hip-hop, funk, soul, grime and indie, Courts fuse the soundscape of New York’s Studio 54 with the heartbeat of grime’s birthplace in London, creating a hybrid genre that’s almost impossible to define. Making self-confessed “music with a message”, the boys have found fans in Nile Rodgers, Sir Elton John, Zane Lowe, Julie Adenuga, Huw Stephens, John Kennedy, NME, Noisey, MTV, Clash and more.
Cementing themselves as a group of musicians who’ve worked hard to find an individual sound, rather than imitating the cliché benchmarks, that so many arena fillers have set over the last decade, Courts live show is as equally an energetic and boundary crossing experience as the recorded music, with the band having played for amazed music fans at festivals including Secret Garden Party, Bestival, T in the Park, Boomtown Fair and Brownstock, as well as a headline show for Communion/Radio X at Notting Hill Arts Club, and sold out headline tour dates at Chinnery's, Dalston Victoria and Koko for the renowned Club NME show.
With so much impressive support and a string of releases, videos and tours planned for the year, Courts continue to pave the way as a band who serve the purpose of filling an open gap on the UK Scene.
“An illegitimate love-in between Jamie T and Stone Roses; born from rays of sunshine.” – Noisey
“It features a beautiful, piercingly poignant guitar line offset by lightly jazzy summer chords. Like Santana fronted by The Streets.” – The Guardian
"Every quality needed to become the next big phenomenon in music." - MTV
“A staple for every BBQ playlist in the land. Trying to summarise Courts music is almost futile - it’s a graceful blend of JME’s furious vocals and Jamie T’s witty observations, mixed effortlessly with the funky guitar/bass combo of Chic.” – NME