Carl Barât and his new band The Jackals are coming to America. Surrounding their stop in Austin, Texas at SXSW 2015, the band will be hitting both coasts. The run will come only a few short weeks after the February 17th release of the band’s debut album, Let It Reign. Watch their video for the band’s latest single “Glory Days” below.
Carl Barât & The Jackals, as yet to be titled debut album, will be released early in 2015. It was recorded in LA and features guest musicians, such as Beastie Boys percussionist Alfredo Ortiz on Glory Days. “I actually started making this record solo, but the long and short of it is I just didn’t like my own company,” says Carl, adding that he soon realized that he wanted to get a new band together.
Rather than call up some old mates to recruit for The Jackals, Carl decided to post a few ads online asking if there were any likeminded souls out there who wanted to try their luck at playing with him. The response was overwhelming, with thousands of people replying. Carl adds “I was lucky, because I found a bunch of people who genuinely fit together as a gang.”
Carl Barât & The Jackals are:
Carl Barât – Vocals/Guitar
Billy Tessio – Guitar
Adam Claxton – Bass Guitar
Jay Bone – Drums