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Landfills by Jake & The Jellyfish

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Reviewed on 1st March 2012.



By Jake & The Jellyfish

The City of Bristol did us all a favour when it brought us music from the likes of Jake McAllister. Jake, accompanied by his band, 'the jellyfish' have released their E.P Landfills; a delightful mixture of folk harmonies and reggae beats. I can't think of a better combination.

Jake's husky, unique voice is unmistakeable if you've heard anything by the band previously. His fondness for word play really pays off throughout Landfills, lyrically managing to engage listeners with his political messages about injustice.

Jake proves to be an expert when it comes to finding the right words to collaborate with his guitar. Mr Dylan himself is an obvious influence, that certain twang is reflected in Jake's hoarse harmonies.

The switch from lead guitar to violin in tracks Dotted Line and Landfills, creates catchy hooks and in turn adds to the uniqueness of the E.P overall. From Jake's voice, to the distinguishing artwork, I don't think you'll find another E.P which resembles one like this.

It should definitely be an essential part of your music collection.



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