Following a two year hiatus, The Jackobins are back and arguably bigger and better. Their latest single ‘Pour Le Mérite’ is accompanied by an incredible video that’s worthy of the big screen. We can already feel the bass from this song rumbling around a sweaty venue and we can’t wait until we can be there to hear it.
We had a chat with the The Jackobins frontman Dominic Bassnett:
Who are you?
We are The Jackobins,
Where are you from?
We hail from Liverpool, England.
Describe yourself in three words…
We would describe ourselves as, anthemic, stoic and stormy
What are your influences?
Kasabian, The Killers, The Libertines, Blossoms, Keane, The Enemy, Foo Fighters, The Editors
What is the highlight of your career so far?
Probably playing Isle Of Wight festival 2017, we just really love the festivals, and especially that one, there something magical about waiting for a ferry with all the others bands at silly o clock in the morning to get to the island. We’ve played, Reading and Leeds, Kendal Calling, Y-Not, Liverpool sound City and a whole host of others, but Isle Of Wight certainly stands out as a major highlight for us. We really do thrive on those big outdoor festival stages.
What is the worst gig you’ve ever played?
Probably for a festival in Blackpool that was spread out over a ton of venues. We got there and nobody seemed to know what was going on, it was this huge , beautiful, grand old ballroom with a great stage and a brilliant backline, but it was out in the suburbs and not a soul was there, not even the promoter! It was the bizzarist thing ever, we just made the most of it and tried to enjoy playing in what in its heyday must have been an incredible venue.
What’s your karaoke song?
Probably has to be All These Things I’ve Done by The Killers, or Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen.
What’s next for the band?
We are excitedly hurdling our way towards an album in the next year, we have a ton of new material and older stuff that we think its time were brought together in something definitive and solid.
Best new band.
Jekyll are an amazing band, from Blackpool I believe, we’ve played with them before and I’ve seen them a few times, they have a great, dark sound and Joels vocals are something special.
Written by: Stuart Daley