There's a rather distinctive style to the North East's latest alternative music hope by the way of Cramlington 4 piece Jetsin Red. It's a 2015 rhythm heavy, brass backed northern thrash remake of 90's Indie Brit greats such as Oasis or even the Manics.
What makes this worthy of Mod week you say? Well. By the same extension that Weller is to The Who. That Oasis is to Weller. Throw in an extra bit of Beady Eye and a Pretty Green polo and you've got what the latest generation of Mod inspired music might sound like. After all, just look at the bottom right of this EP cover. Is that Liam Gallagher or Jason Williamson of Sleaford Mods? Alas no, Craig Redpath of Jetsin Red. The next Mod king? Let's see...
Let's start with Unpredictable. It's a decent, catchy, energetic track. It screams in homage to Oasis and Kasabian, utilising that 'Sunshiiiiine' voice which Gallagher and Meighan have so famously perfected. The chorus is the absolute kicker, though. It's very much like the better Beady Eye releases, and it encaptures all of the great spirit and vibrancy of that very first Kasabian record. Was it Bennett who added the brass to the chorus? If so, he's made the record. It's that little bit of Primal Scream which is needed to distinguish the sound away from that of their key influences.
"This band rocks. I'm so glad I bumped into this band whilst painting the town "Jet Red" in media city" - Mike Bennett
They'll Come Calling is the B side. The intro is excellent. It's a lovely staccato riff which vamped up with a bit of background organ produces a lovely post-Doors rock and roll. In fact it's not so far away from the Campden, London, sound of the early 2000's. It portrays the more versatile, thoughtful side of the band. The only question mark remains on the chorus, which sounds like it's been added, perhaps by another party. But then a début record with guest appearances from Diane Charlemagne of Moby, as well as other members from Elbow and Snow Patrol might have that effect.