| A zingingly melancholic fierce panda one sheet
The Act: JEKYLL
The Release: ‘ECHOES’
The Format: DIGISINGLE
The Label: fierce panda
The Release Date: MARCH 1ST 2019
The Digital Link: smarturl.it/jekyll_echoes
The Truth: JEKYLL are four alternative kids from Blackpool, England. They consist of Joel Foster (vocals / guitar), Lewis Armistead (bass), Liam Singleton (drums) and Mike Spence (guitar). The slinky, sultry ‘Echoes’ is their brand new single on fierce panda, and follows the release of the ‘Jekyll’ EP in 2018.
It’s a potent alt.rocking sound as well: while the ‘Jekyll’ EP found the Jekyll band criss-crossing the bruisingly epic line between Radiohead and Editors ‘Echoes’ sees the quarter upping the old school indierock ante with a frankly jaunty groove and an uplifting rush of melodies. Gigslutz and This Feeling agreed, making it track of the day over at: www.gigslutz.co.uk/this-feeling-track-of-the-day-jekyll-echoes/
It’s a dazzlingly effective 3.27 seconds then, but as ever there is sadness behind the sonic truth, as singer Joel reveals:
“With ‘Echoes’, we wanted to create something more direct and more colourful than we have in the past. However, despite the up-tempo, direct nature of the song, it was important to us that the song evoked a haziness and an ethereality, as if it was the soundtrack to some rose-tinted, nostalgic reverie. We wanted something that was simultaneously uplifting and beautiful, whilst also being introspective and melancholic.
“Lyrically, this song is the most challenging I’ve ever had to write. The meaning behind the song is extremely personal - tackling subjects like grief, the loss of a loved one, and escapism - and I found it very hard to write about without feeling like I was trivialising the meaning behind the song for the sake of catharsis. This song was actually the first to be completed after a long drought of lyrical inspiration, however, after some unlikely advice from Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan I found that the only way to deal with such weighty topics was to be as earnest as possible.
“The song was recorded by Andy Gannon at Silkmill studios in Stoke. Andy really understood our vision and helped us to create a song that we are truly proud of. It’s our favourite recording to date.”
Come see Jekyll brood at these shows here:
MARCH 27TH LONDON THE SOCIAL (FIERCE PANDA PARTY)
APRIL 12TH MANCHESTER STAR & GARTER (with Matter Of Mind)
MAY 25TH LONDON KINGS CROSS WATER RATS
“Operatic, anthemic rock…This is a band willing to uncover the darkness and show that we all have some unnerving qualities we hide.”- Louder Than War
“This is a release that makes you feel like everything around you is ending, the apocalypse dawning and time slipping away. But you'll be okay with that, because you could do a lot worse than this being the last thing you hear.” - Vulture Hound on 'Wounds'