Bolton based, The Jade Assembly, launch their new single, Got My Star, on limited edition vinyl on 6th November 2017, which also contains the B Side, Save One For Me.
The band are made up of John (Foz) Foster on lead guitar and vocals, Garath Smedley on lead guitar, Andy Watson on drums and Danny Hayes on bass.
Got My Star was recorded with Gavin Monaghan, legendary producer at his Magic Garden Studio in Wolverhampton and the single will be released on Magic Garden vinyl.
The Jade Assembly have also worked with Ugly Man Records, the prestigious label responsible for Elbow’s early success. Acclaimed by former Inspiral Carpet’s member and XS Manchester DJ, Clint Boon as “the best guitar band since Kasabian”,
The previous singles ‘One Last Time’ and romantic yet enflaming ‘Nothing Changes’ receiving radio play on BBC Introducing. Taking influence from the legendary classics The Stones and The Who to Oasis, The Jade Assembly are the spawn of Britpop.
Got My Star starts with a vibrant drum beat, reinforced by the bass line, over which we are treated to an angular riff. When the vocals kick in this it is obvious that this is an indie rock band who know how to use their instruments to provide a multi layered backdrop to the vocals. The vocals have just the right amount of angst and anger which work well with the fuzz from the guitars and hard-hitting drums. The band cleverly use space to change direction and tempo which keeps the whole track moving along. Got My Star was written about striving for something in your life for so long but then you meet someone and nothing else really matters cause you’re happy to be with that person.
The B Side track, Save One for Me, shows a different side to the band, showing a more emotional side using acoustic guitars, with a multi tempo approach that adds to the feeling of being “out of your head”.
This is a band that I think would go down a storm live, they already have quite a following and are known for their vibrant energy. These 2 tracks should do really well as they are likely to have mass appeal. They reminded me slightly of early Oasis and it will be interesting to see how their story develops.
They have some live dates to come:
Oct 13th – The Old Courts, Wigan
Oct 14th – Think Tank Underground, Newcastle
Oct 21st – Napier, Blackburn
Oct 22nd – Bier Keller, Leeds
Nov 2nd – The Monarch, London (This Feeling)
Nov 4th – Jimmy’s Manchester (This Feeling)