Jeff Mason brings us yet another new find to add to LTW’s every growing list of new bands and artists for you to check out. Today, it’s The Jackals!
Throughout the UK there a thousands of unsigned bands/artist, some good, some great and some that are just outstanding, but none ever BAD, because I admire any band/artist that gets out there and works, and I know just how hard it is to make a name for yourself in the music industry. So I take my hat off to these people for giving it ago.
Now the other day I was going through some of the demoâs Iâd been sent, when I came across The Jackals and my first reaction was that Iâd mixed up my CD collection with some really cool band from the 60âs. So I had to re-check my choice, but to my surprise I hadnât and The Jackals are here and now and are a very happening band.
Hailing from Scotlandâs capital Edinburgh, this tight knit unit with melodic vocals and catchy riffs are well known for their blistering live performances. Their sound is a diverse mix that can only be described as psychedelic country rock and soul with a leaning towards a classic 60’s sound married with a modern song writing style.
The Jackals have just finished their debut album ‘Dancin’ Round The Nails’ due for release early this year. The album is a flowing collection of songs that describes the personal and collective experiences of the journey of the band and their friends present and sadly departed. The Jackals current line up has been going for two years with an ever growing reputation as a must see band.
Words by Jeff Mason. More writing by Jeff on Louder Than War can be found here.