Sunday 9 February 2014

Band To Check Out: The Jackobins

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If we take the explosion in deep psych and proto-metal to its natural conclusion, then we'll end up with something that has the raw power of The MC5, Jimi Hendrix and Blue Cheer, the weighty psychedelic garage sounds Thee Oh Sees, Pond and The Mooney Suzuki, and the balls-out rock of Queens Of The Stone Age and all their associated acts. Well here they are, they're called The Jackobins and they're a quintet from Liverpool and have just released their first single and EP. In short: they make a big, soulful racket that's the reason why God gave us powerful speakers.

Take 'Prussia', the track they're using to launch themselves. It's massive; a gargantuan behemoth of deep and powerful vocals, guitars that sound as though they've been living on a diet of protein shakes and LSD, and a rock-solid rhythm section that adds a smooth fluidity to the track. It's music like this that has the power to change the vibrational pattern of your mind body and soul. We wouldn't advise putting this theory to the test, but it probably sounds amazing on narcotics of just about any variety. On 'Ohh So Blue' you're almost tricked into thinking you have a routine indie type track, which you do to a point, but with those vocals it gets lifted to another level. It's not long before the rest of the instruments begin to show their might either, although there is a little more restraint and this shows the band are capable of more than one dynamic. This could be the start of something special.

The Jackobins' website

Buy the EP

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