REVIEW: Jingo Releases New Single A.D.D

Jingo are a four piece band, composed of Katie Buckett, Jack Buckett,  Joseph Reeves and Chris Smith. They are a mix of Brits and Americans. They formed in New York and now are London based, and will be are playing a London gig on 11 June at St Pancras Old Church. We had a listen to their new single, A.D.D. and this is what we thought..

Charmed after the first 30 seconds – and first impressions count. It only got better though! The vocals are a nod to lots of ace female indie bands – epic , familiar and at the same time new – this is because they are taking some of the influences of rock to make a spectacle of a song, both tuneful and heavy in parts.

The vocal influences seem to be Sophie Ellis Bextor and Gwen Stefani – but remembering these polished starlets when they were less pop and more angst – about 1998. Bextor fronted a short-lived indie band and God, it was good.  We are missing bands like Jingo. Hopefully they are named after the Terry Pratchett book too.

Jingo press shot

The lyrics are conversational and although they feel a bit emo, much of the time she could sing the bible and I’d be sold. This is a melodic and big song and it seems like it’s a band that is focused on composition and thoughtful production. I would love to see this band live, and I hope it would turn into even more of a rage of a track, with its punk edge and angry vocal build.

What I really love is the drums in this song, giving them a place that is at times  as important as the vocals. Great stuff.

You can listen to A.D.D. on their Soundcloud.

By Lou Clement

The Verse Staff

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