New Music of The Day – CXXXVI: Demons – The Black Jackals

15156945_362772174072391_6097488782414470166_oEvery band plunders from the past, of course they do, but it is how subtly you apply those influences which is the difference between being an innovative torch bearer or a pastiche ridden revivalist.

And whilst The Black Jackals freely acknowledge the heady days when 60’s garage rock and electric blues pioneers started morphing into what is now viewed as classic rock, it is to more recent bands such as The Datsuns, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Piano Wire that we need to look for parallels.

Set to an archetypal, dark and sleazy rock groove The Black Jackals make for worthy custodians of the rock and roll flame, a flame that was first lit around 60 years ago and which, thanks to bands such as this, shows no sign of diminishing. Anything but.

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