Jimmy and the Sounds
Single: Little Victories
Released: 30th May
Label: New Blood
Available via i-Tunes all major download sites
“Little Victories…ready-made to soundtrack the festival season…..it's exactly the kind of track to inject some much needed passion and pop sensibility into the tired indie market”
“Little Victories”, the follow up to their recent successful track “Heart For Rent”, is the new single from North East Indie/Pop/Rock band Jimmy and the Sounds – a track that defines Indie Rock and is sure to be a festival favourite over the summer.
“There are a plethora of guitar driven bands in the market place right now, but what keeps this Middlesbrough 4-piece’s head above the parapet is confidence…a great deal to savour: swaggering vocals and punchy playing…4/5”
“Catchy, energetic and fresh….Jimmy and the Sounds have a certain je ne sais quoi. They look the part without being manufactured, they sound the part without being pretentious and they could carry the standard for Indie Rock with pride.”
Woho Music – Live review
Their sound is that of a radio airplay dream with razor sharp indie-pop sounds that live, catch their audiences in a euphoric state with their hook laden and catchy sing back choruses all performed with a strong belief and a spring in their step!
Together with their matter of factness North East attitude, they have an enviable ability of writing indie pop hits that provoke emotion and the band believe solely in living in that musical moment.
Having garnered recent support and airplay from BFBS, Q and Kerrang Radio, BBC6 Music Introducing Tom Robinson, Huw Stephens “Sounds cute! Reminds me of Scouting For Girls…however they aren’t half as cheesy”, Zane Lowe “This sounds sweet, I like his voice and there is a place for this music” and a BBC Tees Introducing live session with their radio friendly and mainstream sounds, their recent single’s video also featured in the Top Man stores across the UK.
The band is made up of James and Anthony on vocals and guitar, Alistair on drums and Marc on bass, the 4 piece have been performing together since 2009, travelling across the UK playing at respected venues such as 02 Academy, Newcastle, supporting Frankie and The Heartstrings, Reverend and the Makers and also playing at numerous UK festivals including supporting Maximo Park at Spear Live and British Sea Power and Mercury Rev at Stockton Riverside Festival 2010. February 2011 saw the band undertake a European single release tour that took in Germany, Serbia, Romania, France and Bulgaria.
“If you’re into the kind of wistful, defiant rock n roll anthems written by the likes of The Gaslight Anthem only with a distinctively North Eastern twist then you should check (them) out.”
The Generator Magazine
“Jimmy and the Sounds mix both the styling of Gaslight’s Tom driven sparse verses with passionate vocals breaking into epic catchy choruses giving me immediate nostalgia of when I got Jimmy Eat World’s first album. It’s a great energetic track”
Amazing Tunes - Heart for Rent review
Catch them live with more TBC:
Single launch night - 28th May @ The Georgian Theatre, Stockton