Jump The Shark’s latest release clearly demonstrates the band’s ability to mix rock and infectious pop. The Wolverhampton four piece confidently step out of the shadows to give us something new and refreshing.
We begin with a steady coalition of the guitar and bass which remains throughout the new single ‘Robot Song’ to give the track a playful yet well-crafted style of writing. This is perfectly contrasted by the heavy chorus which seems to open the song up and reminds the listener they are indeed a rock band.
Most notably lead singer Tasha Jones has tastefully shown a versatile style of singing, with perfect falsetto and louder more energetic parts, which benefits the natural momentum and dynamics of the song.
That is not to say Tasha steals the show. Just after the middle point of the song the band introduces a guitar solo and a complete change in feel. This adds a progressive and experimental side to the band, and even more so when they merge back into the chorus with ease.
I am left feeling very interested what else the band have in store with the new material. Luckily winning a young BRIT award has not gone to their heads.
The band will be playing at The Sunflower Lounge in Birmingham on the 26th November, supporting Hatcham Social and The Lizards. Make sure you get there.
Review by Lee Endres for Grapevine Birmingham