BAND OF THE WEEK : HUNTING JACKSON
Hunting Jackson is an incredible band, their music is both tranquil and melodic. Their music sounds similar to the Fleet Foxes, but it contains a lot more soul and passion. They are definitely a band to look out for in the future. Milan was lucky enough to get an interview with them so check out, what happened below.
How did the band first come together?
We’re just two guys writing as many songs as possible (Joe - Vocals, guitar, trumpet and Jackson-Bass guitar), recording demos on our multi-track recorder and releasing them on YouTube to try and get some feedback. We’re still trying to build up a band, which at the moment is proving quite tricky, but me (Joe) and Jackson, are going to be playing some open mic sessions around London and busking during summer until we get together a proper band together.
What bands/artists are you influenced by?
Fleet foxes (Their harmonies are a massive influence), Stornoway (Nice, beautiful and simple pop songs. Again, a big influence), Elvis Costello, The Low Anthem, Mumford and Sons, Elbow, The Police, Laura Marling, Paolo Nutini, Richard Hawley and much more…
What inspires you when you're writing music?
Well for both of us, the topics we use in our song-writing can be based around a number of things, for example: personal life, issues in the news or just simply a fictional creation of the mind. We like to think outside the box with all of our songs and not write about the obvious.
Where did the name Hunting Jackson come from?
Well we’ve been through a stupid amount of names, before randomly deciding on Hunting Jackson. There’s not that much to it, apart from the fact it contains the bass player’s name.
What's one thing that you'd save in a fire?
Well if we’re talking in terms of possessions and not people, for me (Joe) I’d have to say my dog if a pet counts as a possession and for Jack, his cat.
If you had a chance to collaborate with someone who would it be?
Well a few artists and bands spring to mind, but it would have to be Robin Pecknold, the frontman of the Fleet Foxes. He writes incredible songs and is just an amazing musician. It would be an honor to perform with him.
What are your plans for the future?
Well, to get a proper band and do as many gigs as possible. But in the meanwhile, we are doing open mic sessions and busking. We’d love to progress to small festivals at some point as well.
HAVE A LISTEN TO ONE OF THEIR SONGS, RIGHT HERE
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