The NME cover star discussed his debut

Jack Penate has told NME.COM that his forthcoming debut album was inspired by some unlikely influences.

The singer says he was listening to a lot of folk-jazz Tim Buckley while making ‘Matinée’, set for release on October 1 – and that led to a unlikely and subconscious change in direction.

Tim Buckley’s a big influence on the album. There’s this album by him called ‘Goodbye And Hello’, which I was listening to a lot before recording. There was another album, ‘Move With Me’, which is about him having sex with loads of big black women.

“I was like, ‘Hey – I like this album!’ Ha – maybe it’s rubbed off on my album too!”

Also in this week’s NME, we give you 101 ways to have the best time at the Carling Weekend: Reading and Leeds festivals.

And we also review the new albums from Super Furry Animals and Frank Black.

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