Jesse James - Punk soul Brothers Reviewed

Jesse James
Punk soul Brothers

Jesse James
Punk soul Brothers
Golf Records


Jesse James formed back in June 2000. The North Londoners, who have enjoyed some success on the UK gig circuit this year, release their first album Punk Soul Brother. The band write Ska music that it is very up beat and lively, I was actually surprised to find out that this band are English the lead vocalist does sometimes sounds a little like Sum 41 (minus the rapping) but If you like less than Jake, this is definitely a band who disserve a listen.

It's not unusual for Ska bands to create songs with very strange track titles and Jesse James are no exception on Punk Soul Brother just as an example "Black Sheep Generator" or "Elephants" are some of the bewilderingly interesting. The entire album is upbeat and does have some very amusing parts. In a typical punk fashion the album is kept to minimum length, with the longest song on the album lasting only 3:05 minutes long.

Last month, Jesse James were the support band for Bowling for Soup who are a new addition to a long line of modern punk rockers, I have only heard the 1 song by Bowling for Soup but from what I have to go on I think Jesse James appear to make better music.
Jesse James@ www.contactmusic.com
Jesse James@ www.contactmusic.com

Jesse James are about to embark on their own headline tour catch them at these dates:

November:
Fri 08 Birmingham, Edwards No 8
Sat 09 Liverpool, The Masque
Sun 10 Manchester, Roadhouse
Mon 11 Northampton. Soundhaus
Tue 12 Southend, Chinnery's
Thu 14 Coventry, Colleseum
Fri 15 Tunbridge Wells, The Forum
Sat 16 Whitehaven, Civic Hall
Mon 18 Abroath, Viewfield
Tue 19 Aberdeen, Lava
Wed 20 Glasgow, King Tuts
Thu 21 Hull, Adelphi
Fri 22 Sheffield, Barfly
Sat 23 Leeds, Cockpit
Sun 24 York, Fibbers
Mon 25 Stoke, Sugarmill

December:
Wed 04 Cheltenham, Fish & Fiddle
Thu 05 Exeter, Cavern Club
Fri 06 Salisbury, Black Pig Barn
Sat 07 Nottingham, Rock City
Sun 08 Harlow, The Square
Tue 10 Southampton, Joiners
Wed 11 Reading, Fez Club
Thu 12 Peterborough, the Lounge
Fri 13 High Wycombe, White Horse
Sat 14 Newport, TJ's
Mon 16 Norwich, Arts Centre

www.jessejames.co.uk

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