Premiere: Small Jackets ‘Midnight Town’ – New Album ‘Just Like This!’ Releases 17th December

Time for something a little different on The Shaman today with Small Jackets on their take on feel good sleazy rock and roll. As the band prepares to let loose their new long-player Just Like This! through Go Down Records next Friday, 17th December, we’re album to bring you the first cut off the album in the form of the track Midnight Town.

Small Jackets - Photo by Leah Arwen
Small Jackets – Photo by Leah Arwen

The band comments, Midnight Town is an underground world, a place where primal instincts are awakened, a distillation of Love and Madness. A banner of the counterculture, a place where disobedience has its own moral order, directing the life and experiences of every individual that enters it. We could say that Midnight Town is a song composed to show from the height of its insolence, the debris of the conformist world, and break the routine and indifference of everyday life.’

Now click play below for three and a half minutes of rock ‘n’ roll sleaze…

More On Small Jackets & ‘Just Like This!’

Just Like This! As the title implies, the Small Jackets present you with a record that’s a pure, unadulterated distillate of the band’s labours of the past seven years! While previous effort IV had ventured into heavier territories with a full-blown hard-rock attitude, Just Like This! adds a bluesier and slightly more laid-back feel to the mix, signaling an organic back to the roots approach.

Small Jackets 'Just Like This!'
Small Jackets ‘Just Like This!’ Artwork

The album takes the listener on a journey through time and space. Join the ride from the dusty, desert-like atmosphere of the rural South all the way to the city alleys where funky beats used to reign supreme! Meanwhile, don’t forget to brace yourself for bursts of high-octane rock’n’roll, as the band occasionally puts the pedal to the metal in typical Small Jackets fashion! It’s in their blood, after all.

Each of the nine new tracks drips with the refreshing excitement and sheer passion of four mates who are having the time of their lives moulding their characteristic and ever-evolving brand of rock and roll. Here is a band that systematically refuses to leave any room for complacency, so do yourself a favour and let Just Like This! quench your thirst for engaging and adventurous rock and roll!

Small Jackets
Small Jackets

Just Like This! Tracklisting:
01. Midnight Town
02. Getting Higher
03. Next Level
04. Breakin’ The Line
05. Funky Crunchy Woman
06. The Jail
07. Movin’ On
08. Get Out Of My Way
09. Celebrate

Small Jackets is:
Mark Oak – Lead Vocals, Bass
Eddy Current – Lead & Acoustic Guitars, Synthesizer, Backing Vocals, Lead Vocals on The Jail
Phil Baychans – Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals
Danny Savanas – Drums, Percussion, Backing Vocals

Guest Musicians:
Daniele Orlandi – Keyboards, Piano
Mary Double J – Vocals on Funky Crunchy Woman
Andrea Garavelli – Percussion on Funky Crunchy Woman
Marco Benny Pretolani – Sax on The Jail

Small Jackets and their new album Just Like This! releases on 17th December via Go Down Records, pre-orders for the gatefold vinyl are available now over on the labels webstore.

Label: Go Down Records
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