Summer is finally here and to get you in the party spirit 77:78 have shared ‘Chilli’, the latest musical ray of sunshine from their debut album ‘Jellies.’ 

‘Chilli’ follows the debut single ‘Love Said (Let’s Go)’ by the new project from Aaron Fletcher & Tim Parkin of The Bees

Talking about ‘Chilli’, Aaron said:

“Chilli is just us being the sort of 70’s dirty ol’ roadhouse blues band that we always wanted to be….dressed in double denim and playing in a desert bar where the chilli is hot as rockets.”


The bands debut album ‘Jellies’ is due for release on Friday 6th July.

Set to pick up where The Bees left off, the album was recorded at Studio Humbug on the Isle of Wight and musically picks it way from sublime west coast harmonies that recall the frayed beauty of the Beach Boys Smiley Smile, to the ramshackle dub of King Tubby via the playfulness of early Syd Barrett.

“Some musicians and bands definitely have their sound and stick to it, which is fair enough, but that’s just not us. Whenever we’re in the studio we’re constantly inspired to go down different musical paths, which I suppose is why the record we’ve made sounds so diverse.” Crucially though, the outcome is something that is 100% Fletcher and Parkin’s.

Do yourself a favour, get on board and get the Jellies in…


To celebrate the release of ‘Jellies’ the band are playing a live Rough Trade East in-store & will be signing records too.


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