Jonquil is an alternative / tropical pop band. They formed in Oxford by (then) 20-year-old multi-instrumentalist / songwriter Hugo Manuel (as known as Chad Valley) in an attempt to flesh out what was initially a bedroom recording project. They have released two albums; Sunny Casinos (2006 / Try Harder) and Lions (2007 / Try Harder) and the 'Whistle Low' EP (2008 / Acuarela Records). They have toured the UK and Europe extensively and have recently supported high profile acts such as Bombay Bicycle Club, Foals and The Morning Benders They are set to release an 8 track mini LP in November 'One Hundred Suns' on US label Dovecote Records. They are self-described as 'Paul Simon's take on The Smiths'