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Jarpsy – ‘Desolate Towns’

(Released December 3rd 2021)

Sunderland based indie alt-rockers Jarpsy end their COVID-enforced radio silence after 18 months, returning on Friday December 3rd with the first of nine new tracks – ‘Desolate Towns’.

The track oozes with an effortlessly cool swagger that can only be demonstrated by a band of brothers who are well and truly in their stride. The four-piece’s rapid rise into being a unique and non-ignorable talent is due in no small part to their being hand-picked by Australian legends Sticky Fingers, and tipped for greatness by Seamus Coyle and Freddy Crabs.

This song takes a more mature and moody angle than previous tracks ‘Hammerhead’ and ‘For the Record’, also self-released under Jarpdog Records, but is still full of the unabashed, full-frontal sound Jarpsy have carved out a reputation for. Having been already tried and tested in the proving ground that is the Jarpsy live set, ‘Desolate Towns’ boasts a chorus worthy of being screamed by endless gig and festival-goers, and bolsters the Mackem noise-makers’ reputation as one of the hottest up-and-comers on the tip of every industry tongue.

Jarpsy are, as any North-East gig-goer can attest, a ‘tight’ band – in every sense of the word. As tight as four lifelong best mates can be. Tight in their performances. Their tunes and signature songwriting style wrapped up in a tight little bow.  Despite their passion and penchant for bringing their music to the masses in a live capacity, Jarpsy’s studio releases are as true to that live feeling as can be.

Recorded at Loft Studios, Newcastle, ‘Desolate Towns’ encapsulates the anthemic sound that Jarpsy have always strived for, distilling that essence into a concentrated brew of arms-in-the-air, singing-at-the-top-of-your-lungs rock and roll. Every second of the track is dripping with the energy and focus with which Jarpsy approach every undertaking they throw themselves at.

Each strike of the drums is delivered with an effortlessly slick swagger. Every booming note of the bass assaults the listener with a level-headed cool. Each strum of both guitars reveals an unchallengeable passion. Every note sung in the chorus “gang vocals” lays bare the desire and drive Jarpsy give off.

Jarpsy – Desolate Towns

Jarpsy – For the Record

 

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