Cosmo Jarvis

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Cosmo Jarvis
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Jarvis in October 2013
Background information
Birth name Harrison Cosmo Krikoryan Jarvis
Born (1989-09-01) 1 September 1989 (age 28)
Ridgewood, New Jersey, U.S.
Origin Newton Abbot, Devon, England
Genres
Occupation(s)
Instruments
Years active 2008–present
Labels unsigned
Associated acts Mad Dog Mcrea
Website [1]

Harrison Cosmo Krikoryan Jarvis (born 1 September 1989), better known by his stage name Cosmo Jarvis, is an American-born English singer-songwriter, musican, actor, and filmmaker. In early 2008, he signed to indie label Wall of Sound, and his debut album Humasyouhitch/Sonofabitch was released on 16 November 2009. His first official single "She's Got You" received airplay on BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 2 as well as being amongst NME's "10 Tracks You Have to Hear This Week".[1]

In 2015, he auditioned and was cast to portray the character of Sebastian in William Oldroyd's debut feature film Lady Macbeth (2016).[2]

Early life[edit]

Jarvis was born in New Jersey, United States to an Armenian-American mother and English father. As a child, he moved to Totnes, Devon, United Kingdom with his mother and siblings.[3]

2010–present[edit]

Jarvis confirmed his second album's title as Is the World Strange or Am I Strange? on his official Facebook page. The first single released from the album is "Gay Pirates", which was released on 23 January 2011. The single's music video was directed by Cosmo. The song was featured as Record of the Day[4] and AOL's Spinner video of the day.[5][not in citation given] "Gay Pirates" was voted number 85 on the Triple J Hottest 100 of 2011, which aired on Australia Day in 2012. The album itself was given an 8.5/10 rating from Soundblab album reviews.[6] He announced in an interview with TNC that he had begun work on his first feature film, called The Naughty Room.[7] The film premièred on BBC Four on the 20/08/12, shortly after the release of Jarvis' third studio album, titled Think Bigger.[8] Cosmo toured the UK in late 2012 supporting Mad Dog Mcrea, for whom he penned the song "Waiting on the Hill". The comedy film Hawk(e): The Movie (2013) features several songs by Cosmo Jarvis.[9] In January 2013, "Love This" came in at number 59 on the Triple J Hottest 100, 2012.[10]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
UK IRL
2006 19 Songs By Cosmo Jarvis
  • Release date: 2006
  • Label: None
  • Format: CD, digital download
- -
2009 Humasyouhitch/Sonofabitch
  • Release date: 16 November 2009
  • Label: Wall of Sound
  • Format: CD, digital download
- -
2011 Is the World Strange or Am I Strange?
  • Release date: 26 September 2011
  • Label: 25th Frame
  • Format: CD, digital download
2012 Think Bigger
  • Release date: 17 July 2012
  • Label: 25th Frame
  • Format: CD, digital download
2013 They Don't Build Hearts Like They Used To - 4 Track E.P
  • Release date: 29 September 2013 – Aus / NZ, 17 November 2013 Rest Of The World
  • Label: Speed Vs Angle
  • Format: Limited Edition CD, digital download

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
UK IRL EU US
2009 "She's Got You" Humasyouhitch/Sonofabitch
"Problems/You Got Your Head"
2010 "Crazy Screwed Up Lady"
2011 "Gay Pirates" Is the World Strange or Am I Strange?
"Sure as Hell Not Jesus"
"My Day"
"She Doesn't Mind"
2012 "Love This" Think Bigger
2013 "Collaborating With Rihanna" Single

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2009 The Alley Way The Old Man (voice) Short film
2012 The Naughty Room Todd Kennedy
2015 Spooks: The Greater Good Dani Tasuev
2016 Monochrome Gabriel Lenard
The Habit of Beauty Jerome
Lady Macbeth Sebastian
2017 FOG Charlie Short film
The Marker Steve
Hunter Killer Fathometer Operator / T.silver
2018 Annihilation Special Ops Soldier Completed
TBA Farming Jonesy Post-production

Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2016 Moving On Verno 14 Episode "Taxi for Linda"
Humans Martin Episode 3 (Series 2)
My Mother and Other Strangers Lieutenant Steiger Episodes "The Price" and "God Rest You Merry"
2017 Vera Woody Episode "The Blanket Mire"

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2017 20th British Independent Film Awards Most Promising Newcomer
Lady Macbeth
Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NME Track Reviews – 10 Tracks You Have To Hear This Week (16/08/09)". NME.com. 26 August 2009. Retrieved 31 December 2011. 
  2. ^ "Florence Pugh, Cosmo Jarvis cast in Lady Macbeth". Screendaily.com. 22 September 2015. 
  3. ^ Cosmo Jarvis: "My generation is the worst". The Guardian. Retrieved 7 February 2013.
  4. ^ "Gay Pirates – Cosmo Jarvis". Record of the Day. 30 November 2010. Retrieved 31 December 2011. 
  5. ^ "Gay Pirates Video by Cosmo Jarvis – AOL Music". Music.aol.com. Retrieved 31 December 2011. 
  6. ^ "Cosmo Jarvis – Is the World Strange or Am I Strange? – Review". Soundblab. Retrieved 31 December 2011. 
  7. ^ Interviews. "TNC Interview: Cosmo Jarvis, Part 2". The New Current. Retrieved 31 December 2011. 
  8. ^ "Cosmo Jarvis Interview – The Naughty Room". TimeOut London. Retrieved 27 August 2012. 
  9. ^ "hawkethemovie.com". Archived from the original on 16 May 2013. 
  10. ^ "60-41 | Hottest 100 – 2012 | triple j". ABC.net.au. 25 January 2013. Retrieved 26 February 2013.