Gold Jacks – Take It Back

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Though we are a bit late to the party, we have a single we feel all rock fans should go check out. The song is Take It Back and comes from UK alternative rockers Gold Jacks. They are a Manchester quartet quietly but potently brewing up a strong reputation around their home city and further afield through their live presence and the release of two spicy singles. Take it Back is the second of those temptations and a song which sizzles in the ears and smoulders to lingering effect in the psyche.

The track follows attention grabbing debut single One Kinda Women, a song which is melodically inflamed and pungently infectious. Its release backed up the band’s growing reputation as a must see live proposal but as impressive as it is, Take It Back outshines its raw seduction with ease. Whereas its predecessor was a lively affair, the new single prowls and courts the senses with its seductive gait led by the sultrily dark bassline of Tom Smith and the impressively alluring tones of vocalist/guitarist Stu Burns. Theirs is a riveting fusion which is only elevated to greater climes by the gripping sonic craft of lead guitarist Liam Dunning where grooves spring from his fingers on strings like shards of light from a burning sun.

Skilfully tempered and held in check by the skilled rhythmic prowess of James Gaskell, the track is a furnace of dark rock ‘n’ roll and bluesy vapours, every twist explored unveiling new depths and addictive bait to greedily devour. At times there is a whisper of Queens Of the Stone Age to the song, in others moments of bands like Morass of Molasses, and from start to finish Take It Back just bewitches.

It is the third song we have heard from Gold Jacks and without doubt their best to date, which if the trend continues means we are in for something extremely special next time.

Take It Back is out now via Scruff of the Neck Records.

Pete RingMaster 14/09/2015

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