Introducing Jack The Envious:
New EP ‘In Your Own Way’
OUT NOW with FREE Download
Mixing post-hardcore roots with pop sensibilities, Jack The Envious have just released their new EP “In Your Own Way”
and made it available as a free digital download through Bandcamp. The band have also included 2 bonus tracks on the EP, covers of Wonderwall (Oasis) and Feel Good INC (Gorrilaz), so head on over and grab yourself a copy!
Jack The Envious comment about the EP:
“We’ve got so many songs in our arsenal at the moment, it’s been crazy to choose only five songs, but we wanted to keep it simple. Bands change all the time, a little here, a little there. With that being said, we wanted to capture it yet give the listeners who already know us that familiar JTE vibe. The songs are, in a way, very different from each other, but at the same time contain the guidelines of a JTE song.
We never settled on one style of writing, and every time it’s a different journey but with the same friends.”
Check out the lyric video for ‘Mrs Grim’ below:
Nir Perlman (Vocals) explains how ‘Mrs Grim’ came to be:
“Sometimes in our writing, we get certain emotions that we feel are more suitable to be transferred to fictional stories. The emotion is real, but we feel it’s an amazing experience to sometime exaggerate them a little and make them more of a theatrical story. Its like a “based on a real story” movie kind of thing.
We’re not afraid to say most of it is fictional but we feel the rest should definitely speak for itself.”
Formed in 2012 by Nir Perlman (Vocals), and Guy Avnon (Guitar), Jack The Envious were later joined by Guy Checkarov (Bass) during their military service. Between 2011 and 2014, Jack The Envious focused mainly on perfecting their live show and writing songs, struggling to mix both national service and band life together.
After releasing their debut EP, ‘Pull You Down’, last year the band had a few very successful local shows while maintaining new content releases. Aiming to branch out, they left everything behind and moved to the UK on January 2017.
Praise for Jack The Envious
“Jack The Envious is here to rattle your bones and transform your playlists with a song thatíll stick in your head all weekend long iDobi Howl
“The songs are powered through the choruses and verses by melodic alt rock vocals that are strongly reminiscent of PANIC! AT THE DISCO, making this [album] as much of a guilty pleasure as they are.
The keyboards also bring something new and epic to the genre, symphonic breakdowns, it ís breathtaking to hear it for the first time.” SHADEYSWORLD
“What happens when you take a good olí lump of post-hardcore, fold in a dash of punk, as well as a pinch of Tim Burton-esque alternative elements, and toss them in a musical blender?
The result is a quizzical concoction that mostly fits the description of the interesting and intriguing sound of Jack the Envious.
Completely independent and a relatively fresh face on the scene, Jack the Envious already shows promise and originality.” New-Transcendence
There is something rude and anarchic in the songs of JACK THE ENVIOUS,
something freshy and young that at times reminds me of rebellious strident (but in a good way …) of bands like LINKIN PARK or PIERCE THE VEIL.
when I listen to songs like ‘Omens’ or ‘All Expectations Gone’, I could not help but remember the lust for destruction and will scream and rave when I first heard the song ‘Do What I Say’ of CLAWFINGER no less.” Metalist Magazine
“There’s a confidence that runs throughout this [EP] that normally comes with years of experience and touring.
There’s an almost effortless feel to the delivery of both the vocals and the instrumentation.” Review-Graveyard