The East London group Jingo may be relatively new entries into their local music scene, but they’re already making a considerable splash. Both Amazing Radio and BBC London have given them the tip of the cap. When added to live showings including a successful night at the London DIY open mic night Cable Street Electric and a gig opening for Graham Coxon (Blur), these young rockers have already started paving a solid path for their musical career.
“A.D.D.”, a tune from Jingo’s forthcoming EP, captures the energy they bring to their music. With musical elements that bring to mind mid-‘90s Radiohead, the band tackles an issue that is of no small matter, delivering angst-driven lyrics such as “Your love / is my suicide.”
The band tells PopMatters about the lyrics to the tune, “This is the first song taken from our upcoming EP… [it’s] our interpretation of how we believe certain places in the world disguise their misunderstandings of mental ‘disorders’ by haphazardly medicating their children with mind-altering drugs. It can often cause psychosis at an early age and sometimes even lead to suicide later in life. This is a very serious issue that we wanted to address but its not always doom and gloom in the Jingo camp, we promise.”
Upcoming Jingo tour dates:
30 April—Le Kalif (Rouen, France)
1 May—L’Atelier (Caen, France)
2 May—Le 114 (Paris, France)
11 June—Old St. Pancras Church (London)