The Jackobins @ The Magnet, Hardman Street 28/9/2017
The Jackobins returned to Liverpool for the first of two hometown gigs in the wake of their new single ‘Outside’.
Teaming up with This Feeling, The Jackobins have been on the road along with the charismatic The Wholls. Joining the two bands for the night were another local band, The Blame.
The Blame brought a mixture of indie, blues and jazz, which created a perfect blend to kickstart the night. Filled with catchy hooks, flowing rhythms and a fast tempo, you wouldn’t have thought the band were feeling under the weather until frontman Lowell Carragher, informed the crowd.
It was a momentous night for the band, who gave their new single ‘My Dreams’ its live debut at The Magnet. Describing the single, Carragher said it’s about “when you’re bevvied at 3 am and talking shite to the person next to you on your way home.” It’s a conversation we’ve all experienced at some point at the end of a night during a drunken stupor.
The Wholls took the audience for a ride through time with their sound. One song would endure flashbacks to the noughties, with an early Arctic Monkeys sound and then bringing you back to the 80s with a classic rock vibe. During their song ‘Scarecrow’ you could hear a similar style to Blur, with a quirky hook that’d then launch into an explosive chorus.
It was an electric performance the Bedford rockers, their ability to swoon the crowd with their swagger and catchy tunes was truly captured with a cover of Gossip’s anthem ‘Standing in the Way of Control’. A song you can’t not sing along to or thrash around when that infectious chorus comes round.
The Wholls are a band that can pull you in with their songs and is an experience any fan of rock should experience for themselves.
Returning to Liverpool, The Jackobins were in high spirits with a new single out, recently signing with a record label and in the midst of a UK tour. Their headline slot at The Magnet was their time to shine and they took full advantage of it.
With high energy and a breathless performance, The Jackobins had the crowd in awe. You can hear that they put a lot of energy into their music but it rises to a whole other level when they perform live.
Frontman Dominic Bassnett, has a confidence and style that takes years for a lot of lead singers to achieve. He has an ability to orchestrate a crowd to react accordingly as he moved around the stage like an energetic puppy.
With the likes of the new single ‘Outside’, or ‘Nightfire’, the band are a tightly run ship and know how to deliver when it comes to stepping on stage. The whirlwind set was brought to an end in stunning style with the intense ‘Prussia’, which was a more heavier and intense track opposed to their other songs.
Overall, The Jackobins made a triumphant return to their hometown and showed once again why they’re one of Liveprool’s most exciting acts around. They return to Liverpool for the final show of their UK tour with a show in the Arts Club on November 18th. If you want our advice, don’t miss it.