It feels strange reviewing a demo for a band that have achieved as much as Jacksons Warehouse have in the year they have been together, but the fact is they remain unsigned... for now.
'Hotel By The Sea' was highlighted in our e-content section last year and really is a standout track. Drawing its influences from bands such as The Coral, singer Stuart Brown has a vocal that draws you right in and adds that little something extra to lift the band above being 'catchy' and into something a bit special.
The band however are far from one dimensional and 'Dusk Till Dawn' would fit perfectly into Without You, I'm Nothing era Placebo. Minimalist electro beats combined with Stuart's vocals and a haunting, distinctive backing, combine to sound like Placebo's 'The Crawl' - no bad thing, albeit without the obligatory Brian Molko nasal crooning.
The Basildon council estate these boys come from could soon be left behind; the potential of the band is there for all to see in this demo.
7Colin Weston's Score