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Outer Space Publicity introduces Jackal

Outer Space Publicity introduces Jackal

Single: Below - Bandcamp link
From the album ‘Castle in the Air’

For a young band, Jackal already has a remarkable recorded legacy behind them, and an extraordinary commitment to music. Jackal formed in late 2006 when brothers Will (on drums) and Theo McGrath (on guitar and vocals) joined up with local bassist Alec Cummins. They began writing their own material immediately, setting out to meld a raw punk/alternative sound, inspired by bands such as Dinosaur Jr, with their love of Black Sabbath and ‘70s hard rock.

**Catch Jackal Live in May and June
Saturday 17th May - UFO, New Lynn, Auckland
Saturday 7th June - Valhalla, Wellington
Saturday 29th June - UFO with Halo of Ashes

In 2009 they self-funded and released their debut album, a 9-track offering entitled ‘Sleeping Life’. In early 2009, they became a four piece, and since then Jackal has been putting on powerful live shows, with their newer material mixing varied dynamics with complex song structures. Second album ‘Furnace Creek’ was released independently in April 2011; the same year that Hayden Keachjoined as full time drummer and the band began their most intense gigging period yet, using their shows as a testing ground for the material that would eventually find its way onto their third album, ‘Only Everything’ released in 2012.

With three albums and a solid gigging already history behind them, the band decided to capitalise on the momentum they had built up after the release of ‘Only Everything’ and began recording their fourth album in March 2013.

The result is ‘Castle in the Air’. Aiming not to repeat themselves for this fourth record, Jackal focused on a new direction and sound, utilising a drum machine on various tracks as well as incorporating multi- layered acoustic guitars and keyboards. The band is currently touring in support of the album and working on writing and recording for their fifth record.

Have a listen to their new single 'Below', and if you like what you hear, check out 'Castle in the Air' - which is also available on limited edition coloured vinyl!!!

Band Members:

Theo McGrath – Vocals & Guitar
Will McGrath – Guitar
Alec Cummins – Bass & Vocals
Hayden Keach – Drums


Sleeping Life (2009)
Furnace Creek (2011)
Only Everything (2012)
Castle in the Air (2014)

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