Jingo – Sweet Anne – Single Review

Jingo is an English alt-rock quartet who have featured fairly regularly over the past couple of years.

Jingo - Photo by Mike Genna

Jingo – Photo by Mike Genna

A slight change in line-up with a different drummer – Michael Hussain – the music remains inviting to everyone.

With apologies all-round, I come back to this a month after I was alerted to the latest track – Sweet Anne. When you find yourself comparing percussion to the two drummers of Adam And The Ants you just know this is a chappie in control of his sticks.

The rolling percussion lays a tarmacadam route for the jazzy guitar and the bass blushes – tamping as it progresses. As you will know I am always a great supporter of the low note strings – but even they have to play second fiddle to the skins on this occasion. The synths, whilst also aiming to blaze a trail find themselves a passenger and whilst vocal foils, it too nestles as a supporting act.

Don’t be fooled by the above that this is merely four and a half minutes of drum solo, far from it. As always Jingo are able to deliver an intricate weave of composition that the listener can say their body in vague time, or settle back and enjoy with heels on desk as they partake of an update of the fable of Little Red Riding Hood with its scathing commentary of the pack predatory nature of the ’10s.

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