Reckless Jacks

  • Reckless Jacks
  • 2017-06-30

Indie-pop rock band Reckless Jacks is a young group with an old soul. They write strong, introspective music harking back to an era when songs made you feel and dance. We caught up with the band to talk about their formation, new single ‘Alone’ and plans for the future.

Emotional, groovy, energetic, soulful, passionate.

First up, tell us bit about yourself - what led you to forming Reckless Jacks?
It has been an evolution from Matt’s solo project to a band, we started playing the songs he wrote in first place, then, eventually, started writing together; that’s when we decided to officially become a band.

Describe your style in five words.
Emotional, groovy, energetic, soulful, passionate.

Your first live gig was at the Bus Palladium in Paris. How did that go?**
Amazingly well, the place was packed and the response from the audience was unbelievable, definitely a night to remember!

Why did you feel the need to stop performing live to hone your songs?
We simply reached a point where we thought that time had come to define our sound as a band but also as songwriters. It’s actually been quite beneficial to do so, especially when we started to work with Jim, our producer.

What’s been the result of nearly two years working on your music?
It made us be better musicians, we pay much more attention to details now than we ever did before.

You worked with Stereophonics producer Jim Lowe. What did he bring to your music? What did you learn from him?
He literally dragged us out of our comfort zone. He was very strict with us and that improved our playing. He gave a huge contribution to shaping the sound of the band by creating sonic textures that run beneath the songs.

Tell us about your single ‘Alone’. What’s it about?
It’s about getting rid of people who are poisonous in your entourage and in life in general.

What’s the response been to ‘Alone’ so far?
Great really! We got lots of positive messages on our social medias and the single has been aired on more than 130 radios already, it’s really encouraging!

What are your hopes for ‘Alone’?
We hope this single will carry on interesting people as much as it already did and increase our fan base. It would be great to spread the word around Europe in order to play more gigs in different countries!

Will we be hearing more new music from you this year?
Of course! We recorded four tracks with Jim, just finished to film the music video for our next single ‘Right Here Right Now’ which is due in Fall 2017.

Where can we see you live in 2017?
 We have a few dates booked in London, elsewhere in the Uk and France over the summer. Best way to know more is to go on our website recklessjacksmusic.com where we update our gigs on a daily basis.

If you could jam with one artist alive or dead, who would it be?
Lenny Kravitz for sure!

If you could have written one song by another artist, what would it be?
Joe Cocker - You can leave your hat on

Finally, if you could wish for one thing to happen to the band in 2017, what would it be?
Going on a European tour would be amazing!

Watch the video for ‘Alone’ on YouTube below. For news and tour dates go to recklessjacksmusic.com .

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