Now I'm obviously completely biased and lazy so I'll just let all the others know what they thought...haha an easy get out.
" This Isle Of White based five-piece are an enticing prospect. 'Stop', the lead track from their latest EP, kicks off sounding (simultaneously) like The Small Faces and Booker T And The MG's 'Green Onions'.
What follows are some blisteringly loud, ultra-distorted vocals in the chorus (think a male Courtney Love), and a middle eight which somehow manages to cram in a slice of fifties rock'n'roll. Not to mention the psychedelic swirl of a Hammond organ scrabbling for attention at the top of the mix.
If this band can keep coming out with singles like this, it won't be long before Jackson Analogue take the first step on the pitfall-riddled road to the big time.
Listen to the clips & stuff at Island Records download site
by Daniel Bristow
Jackson Analogue's Stop whacks into action with a bit of feedback and a grabbing stabbing of the Hammond organ in a Madness meets At The Drive-In chaotic spree. The song rocks with energy splurting out its splitting seams, it's a tune to get you moving and grooving and squirming on the floor, Stop is non-stop.
The audacity of the band is clearly demonstrated on this release with second track 'Like Walking' showing the more mellow side of the band. Rob Holmes' voice contorts on this record into a cross between Mark Lanagan, Chris Cornell and Beck Hansen's deeper tones, smooth and rough, coarse yet shiny, brittle whilst being totally euphonic.
The demo version of 'Disco' just leaks classic status and gives the immediate impression of this being a band whose craftsmanship with song writing has been honed to an absolute tee, 'Disco' is a brilliant track without a doubt. If you want to give something new a try, this well worth your eye, recommended.
01 - Stop
02 - Like Waking
03 - Disco (Demo)"
"Before I received this buzzing EP, I had never heard of The Jackson Analogue, and I am sincerely happy that it was sent to me to review.
The band formed on the Isle of Wight in the summer of 2004, and within the year between then and now things have certainly moved at a rapid pace. Stop is a fantastic indie/rock track pumping with that thing that ignites us with the desire to jump around incessantly, bouncing with some impressive drum fills and gushing with catchy melodies holding a particular raaar factor to them (think kings of leon), and one hell of a groovy riff structuring the whole track.
The interesting arrangement of the second track, like waking is very cleverly done making it a whole lot more exiting as the main riff is slightly similar to the first track, but the little halts and swerves in direction with regards to song writing are one of this bands definite strengths and I had this track in my head for days after I first heard it.
Jet, Kings of Leon, Gomez and a smidgen of the doors can be heard somewhere in the midst of this EP alongside a dollop of their own sound. The Jacks
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