Carl Barât & The Jackals are soon set to unveil debut album, Let it Reign, which promises to be one of the most exciting albums of 2015.
Released February 16th through Cooking Vinyl Records, Let it Reign was recorded in LA and London, and was produced by Joby J. Ford (The Bronx). It will be a available on CD, vinyl and digital download. Head to the band's website to preorder, or if you're in London, the band will be live and signing from 6pm on Mon 16th Feb in hmv, 363 Oxford Street.
Watch the teaser vid below.
Carl Barât, originally of The Libertines fame, recruited his band The Jackals via Facebook, posting an ad for drummer, bass player and rhythm guitarist. After receiving over a thousand applications, The Jackals consist of guitarist Billy Tessio, bassist Adam Claxton and drummer Jay Bone.
Their recent single 'A Storm Is Coming' will be officially released shortly after Let it Reign on February 23rd. The video, directed by Roger Sargent, takes its Orwellian inspiration from manipulation by the mainstream media, focusing on the idea that we are controlled by being in a permanent state of fear and arousal.
Also well worth a listen/watch is previously released single 'Glory Days' featuring Baxter Dury, which is dedicated to the 306 men shot at dawn during WW1 for 'cowardice' or 'desertion'.
Carl Barât & The Jackals have also announced a string of tour dates sicking off tomorrow in France, and culminating in a London show at Scala on Wednesday 15th April. The full dates are:
11thNIMES (France)Paloma Club
12thReims (France)La Cartonnerie
13thBesancon (France)Festival Generiq, La Rodia
27thBerlin (Germany)Bang Bang Club
4thParis (France)La Maroquinerie
7thVancouver, BC (U.S.A)Electric Owl
9thSeattle, WA (U.S.A)The Crocodile
10thPortland, OR (U.S.A)Doug Fir Lounge
11thSan Francisco, CA (U.S.A)The Independent
13thSan Diego, CA (U.S.A)The Casbah
14thLos Angeles, CA (U.S.A) The Roxy
15thSanta Ana, CA (U.S.A)Constellation Room
17thAustin, TX (U.S.A)SXSW Festival
23rdAtlanta, GA (U.S.A)Masquerade
26thWashington, DC (U.S.A) Rock N Roll Hotel
28thBoston, MA (U.S.A)Brighton Music Hall
30thNew York, NY (U.S.A)Webster Hall
15thLondon (UK)The Scala tickets