Meet the Jackals #2 - Jay Bone

 Hi, I’m Jay Bone from Swindon and I play the drums. 

 I’ve been playing drums since I was 7 and since leaving school, I immediately set out to make music my living. I spent the next ten years sofa surfing moving to London, Brighton and all over the UK in numerous bands of all different genres with little commercial success.

 I found out about Carl’s campaign through an old school friend who posted a message on my Facebook wall. For the first time in 10 years, I was out of an originals band and concentrating on recording, production and working with songwriters after moving back home from a 3 year stint with a band in Brighton. I applied via email and didn’t expect to even get a reply but as soon as I got the email asking me to the first audition my confidence was restored. 

 As a fan of Carl’s previous work, it made me more determined to stand out from the other drummers by singing, playing the songs well and trying my hardest not to show my nerves when I met him. I wanted everyone in the room to believe I was the right drummer for the band. I felt like the audition went really well and I was so grateful to have had the opportunity to play alongside Carl.

 After the auditions I was feeling pretty impatient to hear back, so 3 weeks later when I was asked to attend rehearsals I was just happy to get another chance to try and prove myself, but didn’t really know if there was any competition left. When Carl told us we were in the band I was beaming and so excited and just couldn’t wait to get started. All I’ve ever wanted to do is live touring and recording.

 In my spare time I live between Swindon, London and a 60ft wide beam boat on the grand union canal and spend my time working with other musicians and friends on creative projects. I’ve always put music first as it’s the only thing I’m really passionate about and it brings me a lot of joy and satisfaction so I’m looking forward to be able to spend all of my time and energy on playing shows, writing and recording with The Jackals and can’t wait for you all to hear us play. 

 (Tickets: http://www.xoyo.co.uk/events/AEG-Live-Present/index.html)

Meet the Jackals #2 - Jay Bone

Hi, I’m Jay Bone from Swindon and I play the drums.

I’ve been playing drums since I was 7 and since leaving school, I immediately set out to make music my living. I spent the next ten years sofa surfing moving to London, Brighton and all over the UK in numerous bands of all different genres with little commercial success.

I found out about Carl’s campaign through an old school friend who posted a message on my Facebook wall. For the first time in 10 years, I was out of an originals band and concentrating on recording, production and working with songwriters after moving back home from a 3 year stint with a band in Brighton. I applied via email and didn’t expect to even get a reply but as soon as I got the email asking me to the first audition my confidence was restored.

As a fan of Carl’s previous work, it made me more determined to stand out from the other drummers by singing, playing the songs well and trying my hardest not to show my nerves when I met him. I wanted everyone in the room to believe I was the right drummer for the band. I felt like the audition went really well and I was so grateful to have had the opportunity to play alongside Carl.

After the auditions I was feeling pretty impatient to hear back, so 3 weeks later when I was asked to attend rehearsals I was just happy to get another chance to try and prove myself, but didn’t really know if there was any competition left. When Carl told us we were in the band I was beaming and so excited and just couldn’t wait to get started. All I’ve ever wanted to do is live touring and recording.

In my spare time I live between Swindon, London and a 60ft wide beam boat on the grand union canal and spend my time working with other musicians and friends on creative projects. I’ve always put music first as it’s the only thing I’m really passionate about and it brings me a lot of joy and satisfaction so I’m looking forward to be able to spend all of my time and energy on playing shows, writing and recording with The Jackals and can’t wait for you all to hear us play.

(Tickets: http://www.xoyo.co.uk/events/AEG-Live-Present/index.html)

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Meet the Jackals #1 - Adam Claxton 

 Hi I’m Adam, I am the bassist for the Jackals.

 The past few months have been pretty crazy for me, it is weird to think back to when I was choosing what work to send Carl to listen to and how those choices would lead to me being here now. I first heard about Carl wanting to form a new band through Twitter and never expected to hear back, let alone perform with him. I was stunned to find out I had made the final cut and that I was a band member. It is still sinking in a bit, it’s great working with Carl, Billy and Jay as we all get on really well and have begun shaping a pretty epic sound together.

 Music aside I have a keen interest in art and design. I have been living in Brighton and working as a Graphic Designer for nearly ten years for a successful branding agency. My other love is my 1971 Deluxe Volkswagen Camper-van. I fell in love with classic VWs after I spent time living in a trailer park on a sky-dive drop zone in America. Some old boy who also lived there had a clapped out Camper-van I used to borrow to drive around & pick up the skydivers in and the rest as far as me and VWs go, is history.

 I am really looking forward to working on the album and writing music with the lads. Being able to tour something we will have all worked together on will be a great experience, I can’t wait for you to hear it! Adam x

 (Tickets: http://www.xoyo.co.uk/events/AEG-Live-Present/index.html)

Meet the Jackals #1 - Adam Claxton

Hi I’m Adam, I am the bassist for the Jackals.

The past few months have been pretty crazy for me, it is weird to think back to when I was choosing what work to send Carl to listen to and how those choices would lead to me being here now. I first heard about Carl wanting to form a new band through Twitter and never expected to hear back, let alone perform with him. I was stunned to find out I had made the final cut and that I was a band member. It is still sinking in a bit, it’s great working with Carl, Billy and Jay as we all get on really well and have begun shaping a pretty epic sound together.

Music aside I have a keen interest in art and design. I have been living in Brighton and working as a Graphic Designer for nearly ten years for a successful branding agency. My other love is my 1971 Deluxe Volkswagen Camper-van. I fell in love with classic VWs after I spent time living in a trailer park on a sky-dive drop zone in America. Some old boy who also lived there had a clapped out Camper-van I used to borrow to drive around & pick up the skydivers in and the rest as far as me and VWs go, is history.

I am really looking forward to working on the album and writing music with the lads. Being able to tour something we will have all worked together on will be a great experience, I can’t wait for you to hear it! Adam x

(Tickets: http://www.xoyo.co.uk/events/AEG-Live-Present/index.html)

WE’LL DO SOME WINE AND FUCK ABOUT

WE’LL DO SOME WINE AND FUCK ABOUT

SVENGALI Movie is out now on DVD/Blu-Ray and available to download from iTunes. I thoroughly enjoyed taking part and John Hardwick was a true gent to work with. Worth a watch if you haven’t already. C x

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SVENGALI Movie is out now on DVD/Blu-Ray and available to download from iTunes. I thoroughly enjoyed taking part and John Hardwick was a true gent to work with. Worth a watch if you haven’t already. C x

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samuelmhalliday:

Carl Barât by Gerardo Ernesto. on Flickr.
"I never said I split The Libertines up. I said… “Put it on ice,” is what I said. Yeah, that’s what we needed to do. I don’t believe in breaking up The Libertines. I believe in keeping promises. I’ll always be a Libertine. I have it written on my arm, so I haven’t much choice really. No, I mean, that’s just a reminder."

— Carl Barat, 2005 (via quietnowherebesideyou)

quietnowherebesideyou:

Don’t act like it’s a war
The jury of my peers
Here at the frontier
Produce their dirty little claws
And although I stand accused
I will assume,
That innocence is safe
'Til well and guilty proved
Until you do,
I don’t recognize this court
I think the judges have been bought
I’m here to face a charge
From those that I have loved
Who say I’ve hunted them for sport
The council may be fine
I’m telling you this time
I may be a sinner
But to sin is not a crime
All these lovers want revenge
For their selfish little ends
All you people should have known
I can’t stand to be alone
Loyalty alone cannot suffice
Loving love’s my only vice
Yet you’re looking so confused
As though your body has been used
Oh but that’s not how it is
This I swear to you
I’ve wasted my whole life
To say to you goodbye
Everyday I know the darkness
And I fear it may be final
In the deafening daylight
Just one love wrapped around me
And I need someone tonight
But love is not on trial
Love is not on trial
No, love is not on trial
Anymore

           —Love Is Not On Trial, Marc Almond (written by Carl Barat)

carlbaratnews:

Dirty Pretty Things slam dunk in at number 23 on the NME’s list of “35 Lost Musical Geniuses”. (As voted by YOU).

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Tickets for Carl Barât and The Jackals on sale now.
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The ever-expanding career of Carl Barât

After recruiting band members via Facebook, Carl Barât has announced the formation of his new band The Jackals, with a live date in London and an album on the way.
This isn’t the English musician’s first project either, following his time as The Libertines co-frontman, Barât went on to front Dirty Pretty Things and released a debut solo album in 2010.
Following the announcement from Barât, Up The Indie look back at the other music projects that have labelled him as an icon in the British music scene, and what we can expect from The Jackals.

The Libertines
Playing their part in spearheading the garage rock revival movement in the UK, The Libertines were formed in 1997 by frontmen Carl Barât and Pete Doherty. Comprising Barât, Doherty, John Hassall and Gary Powell, the indie-rockers grew in popularity over the years especially following the release of critically acclaimed debut album Up The Bracket in 2002.

Despite their popularity and constant backing from the likes of NME, the band lead a true rock and roll lifestyle. With Doherty’s drug use causing conflicts within the band, gigs were sometimes missing band members and Doherty was arrested and jailed after burgling Barât’s flat. Aside from the drama and fall-outs, it did little to change the musical opinion of a band that continues to influence upcoming artists to this day.

After apparently putting their differences aside for a number of gigs and the release of self-titled second album, the strain continued to prove too much and they played their final gig in 2004 for over five years, without Doherty.
They reunited in 2010, with masses of approval from fans and critics alike, and were special guests for headliners Arcade Fire at Reading and Leeds festivals. After positive reviews for their performance, there was talk of the band continuing to work together, however nothing has been confirmed since then, despite fans desperately hoping for another reunion.

Barât and Doherty’s combined expertise pinpointed The Libertines as legends, both lyrically and instrumentally. Tracks such as ‘Don’t Look Back Into The Sun’, ‘Can’t Stand Me Now’ and ‘Up The Bracket’ are up there with the best and still widely played to this day.

Dirty Pretty Things
Barât formed Dirty Pretty Things in 2005 with Vertigo Records, joined by Powell, Anthony Rossomando and Didz Hammond of Cooper Temple Clause. With Barât as frontman once more, Dirty Pretty Things were around for three years, which involved extensive touring and two studio albums.

Aside from some initial problems around the band’s name, Dirty Pretty Things were pretty successful as things go. First album Waterloo To Anywhere hit number three on the music charts and the band supported the likes of Muse and Red Hot Chilli Peppers.

They decided to call it a day in 2008 so that the band members could “try new things” and finished on a high with a final gig at Astoria 2 in London.

Solo Career
Barât’s solo career kicked off in the back-end of 2008, touring with Glasvegas. His first headline shows were in March 2009 at the Wakefield Escobar and he debuted two new songs, ‘Monday Morning’ and ‘So Long’ in June. Alongside his solo career, Barât was also acting in both film and stage and involved in supergroups The Chavs and The Bottletop Band.

Barât’s self-titled debut was released in October 2010 and in an interview for Metropolis magazine described his newer work as “kind of introspective rather than escapist.”
His second album is due to feature former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr however a release date is still to be revealed, saying in NME that he wanted to form another band before releasing another album.

The Jackals
So what do we know so far? Barât recruited his new band via social media, posting an advertisement on Facebook for a drummer, bass player and rhythm guitarist. He will be away for the next two months due to filming his leading role in French film, ‘For This Is My Body’, in which time the band will put together the finishing touches to release the album in September.

Looking at his past two band projects, one could suggest, or hope, that The Jackals will follow in the same footsteps, with iconic lyrics and crashing guitars. In my opinion? I am hoping for something as incredible as Up The Bracket, from the attitude-filled lyrics to everything that makes a great British guitar band.

The Jackals will play their first gig at XOYO, London on 15th May with tickets available from Friday 11th April.

(Source: twitter.com)