The Jade Assembly – Nothing Changes

 

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For us one of last year’s most rousing and emotionally charged singles was One Last Time from UK rock band The Jade Assembly. It is an encounter which still ignites a shiver of excitement when playing in ears ten or so months on. Now the Bolton hailing quartet has its successor, Nothing Changes lined up to build upon the successor of its predecessor.

It is fair to say that buzz around The Jade Assembly has been an on-going rising since they emerged in 2012, but the past twelve months have pushed the band to the fore of a whole new strength of attention thanks to One Last Time and a live presence which only fires up their reputation each and every time. Combined with the depth of variety to their sound and songwriting, it has led to the likes of Clint Boon of Inspiral Carpets describing The Jade Assembly as the ”Best Guitar band since Kasabian.”

art_RingMasterReviewNothing Changes shows more of that wide vein of adventure in the band’s creativity; the song not quite the anthemically forceful kaleidoscope of intensity and emotion fuelled crescendos that shaped One Last Time, but a similarly pungent weave of elegant melodies and tenacious textures aligned to enjoyably imposing rhythms and the expected mesmeric vocal persuasion of vocalist/guitarist John Foster. From the first gentle tingle of melodic guitar, band and song has attention in hand, only tightening the grip as Foster’s heartfelt tones and words emerge in the hug of his and Gareth Smedley’s guitar enterprise. All the while a darker shadowing courts the matching tone within the lyrics, Danny Hayes’s bass strings colluding with the dynamic swipes of drummer Andy Watson as contrasting textures masterfully unite.

The senses and emotions rousing prowess of that earlier single is unsurprisingly also a quality of Nothing Changes if to less dramatic effect across the whole song. Its crescendo of a finale though is one invigorating roar leaving a lingering persuasion in its wake as another single from the band reveals itself a memorable moment.

Accompanying the song is the acoustic croon of Or Somat; a serenade of beguiling voice and emotive guitar which hold ears and thoughts in a firm hold with the qualities of the band inescapable.

Last year was a big one for The Jade Assembly, in many ways thanks to their single and 2016 looks like it will be much the same if the rather enjoyable Nothing Changes can and should, spark the same keen interest.

Nothing Changes is released February 29th on all major music download platforms.

Upcoming Live Dates:

March 5th – Sebright Arms, London

March 17th – Studio 2, Parr Street, Liverpool

March 25th – Engine Rooms, Skelmersdale

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Pete RingMaster 29/02/2016

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The Jade Assembly – One Last Time

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The best singles are those which leave you emotionally and maybe physically (behave) aroused by their conclusion, songs which take the listener on emotional and musical rides with lingering effects. They vary from ear to ear, heart to heart of course but a few manage to tap into a potency and energy which captivates the broadest landscape of eager appreciation. One such proposition is One Last Time, the new single from UK rockers The Jade Assembly. The song is a rousing incitement of passion and energy which from a strong and inviting start simply soars with anthemic and dramatic majesty. It leaves bodies breathless and emotions fired up ready to take on anything, whilst thoughts just want to know and hear more.

The Bolton hailing quartet of vocalist/guitarist John Foster, lead guitarist Gareth Smedley, drummer Andy Watson, and bassist Danny Hayes, has taken the Manchester scene by the scruff of its neck in recent times with their blend of alternative, indie, and melodic rock. They have frequently lured acclaim and support with their fiery impassioned songs, Clint Boon of Inspiral Carpets describing The Jade Assembly as the ”Best Guitar band since Kasabian”. With a song like One Last Time pounding away in ears it is hard to make any counter argument, instead a nod of the head and repeat play of the single the response.

The voice of Foster cupped by a melodic caress of guitar opens up One Last Time, his expressive delivery instantly impressive. A bass tone almost rumbles with resonance next as the song entices with increasing strength, spicy hooks soon emerging alongside firmly jabbing beats and the infectious exploits of Forster’s vocals. The cap on the bottle of the song is soon off, riffs and rhythms suddenly strolling rigorously through ears led by equally fiery vocals and badgering rhythms. Another relaxing emotive breath is taken before things once again erupt into a stirring contagion fuelled canter, the full anthemic force of band and song a raging/seductive persuasion. Riffs and even more tempting hooks explode on the senses whilst the passion of the band drives the heart of the creative and emotional roar of the track.

Obviously one song does not mark a band but a look at other songs soon reveals the creative weight and inventive prowess of the band with One Last Time, The Jade Assembly’s finest moment yet.

One Last Time is available now

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Upcoming live shows:

Saturday 9th May – Midland, Rochdale (Acoustic)

Saturday 16th May – Sound Control, Manchester with Danny Mahon & Friends

Friday 22nd May – Maida Vale, Sheffield

23rd/24th May – Liverpool Sound City (not yet announced)*

Saturday 20th June – Cadence Festival, Tyldesley

RingMaster 05/05/2015

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