Fresh from Bristol a young band is slowly making its way up the indie scene. Four friends sharing the same music interests, partying, gigging and hanging out with the Howlin' Owl record entourage get together for a new project; Jesuits. Here are five reasons to get excited about Bristol’s newest outfit.
1 Their first track Carpet Floor has a cool 90's vibe. Think Ride, The Pixies and the joyful pop songs of Paisley Underground. Written on a hangover summer morning, Carpet Floor is a fuzzy pop tune with a summer feel.
2 Jesuits are gaining lots of experience supporting great acts, especially the likes of Yak, Menace Beach and Ariel Pink. The latter has been very supportive to the young band, introducing the Jesuits’ new favourite act Lilys (and letting them drink his beers too)!
3 The new outfit are ambitious, and ambition is key in rock and roll. Talking about their future, singer guitarist Arthur states ‘we are confident in our sound at the moment and really ambitious to keep expanding. Better songs and sounds are being made all the time and we’re really excited about how much has changed and the direction we’re going'. Being close friends with the Howlin' Owl records crowd (Spectres' label) and having support of the Bristol DIY community, Jesuits have all the ingredients and support to keep churning out good music.
4 Like Arctic Monkeys did back in the day, Jesuits have started out by giving away free cassettes to their fans, keeping the name kicking about. ‘I got the name from when I was reading a lot of history books about the Crusades/Christianity and in particular the Christian expeditions to the Far East. It’s a very exciting time for music at the moment, as the gates are open for bands and artists to put anything out at any time. I'm always discovering amazing music both old and new’. In the digital era we're living in, it's great to see new acts giving away great music for free. Viva le Bandcamp generation!