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"Album of the month, Jan 2005"

Cool art school style packaging for this stylish and savage slab. Part camp Brit cabaret, part headline act for the dodgiest shabeenin Soweto, yes its a dark n dangerous Ray Davis tinkering with Black Magic, black bass grooves and glam-slam guitaring but still sneering like any tripped n ripped fop rocker who's seen 'Performance' half a dozen times. But don't run off with the idea that it is a difficult or inaccessible set of tunes, there's tons of insanely catchy hooks and riffs that completely justify the swagger thats stamped through every one of these seven tunes. In short a record company that couldn't sell this stuff to the world and his dog couldn't sell me a beer and that ain't tricky. In an ideal world Blind Jackson would be one of the biggest bands in the world, for now they'll have to settle for being one of the best. - Unpeeled.com


"Mini album review"

What a lovely little package this is-eerie pixelated Xray style photography adorning the gatefold CD case. But the fun doesn't stop there. Check out the CD, its Black! No completely black on both sides. I've never seen anything like it and I haven't been this excited since a luminous green flexidisc of ELO's, 'Face the...erm anyway, pressing on....
This 7 track debut mini album adds to the already impressive back catalogue of E.P's from London's spookiest 6 piece. I say spooky but the music lurches from haunted house ditties like 'In the Club' to the rabble rousing 'Stop the Clock', a tune which could have been penned in the Bierkelles of Eastern Europe. 'Don't lose your mind' rounds things off in memorable style, fusing together all the things that make Blind Jackson so special-intricate guitar parts, punchy beats and the vocals of Sy Badham, a man who sounds like Gaz Coombs on speed. - Tasty Fanzine, Jan 2005


"Mini album review"

First up are East London outfit Blind Jackson, who make quite an impression with their debut album. The industry must surely be keeping a keen eye on these chaps. Recorded in Gizzard Studio's over the Summer, the album was produced by the group with Ed Deegan. The Mick Jagger vocals will immediately remind you of a more up to date Rolling Stones with more stylistic variation. They will probably musically remind you of The Doors. This is highlighted on tracks like 'Keep on Running' and 'In the Club'. Overall this is happening stuff, consistently entertaining from start to finish... A promising debut. - Lowri Williams-Gigwise.com


"Single review by Will Munn at Rhythm & Booze.com"

It's easy to see why the band are making waves, this EP is superb from start to finish. Blind Jackson play quirky catchy indie that wraps around your aural senses and burrow into your brain. The band are different from any other bands in the genre in the same way that The Coral first sounded different to anyone else. They're mixing up a number of influences that you can't just put your finger on but that's ok because your feet are tapping enthusiastically.
Each of these songs are so damn catchy, as soon as the CD had finished I had to put it on again. Hopefully this band are going to be huge, this truley is music for the masses. - www.rhythm&booze.com


"Single review by Heather Space at Hybrid Magazine"

Where the hell did this addictive little disc come from? It's been a while since a CD literally had me bouncing in my chair without abandon, let alone from the very first song.... an insane melding of insidious post-punk groove and killer '60s melody, providing the soundtrack for every unforgettable party you have ever been to, and will ever attend in the future. - www.hybridmagazine.com(USA)


"'Stop the Clock', review by Cliff Roberts at Logo Magazine"

Blind jackson are the founders of a whole new school...part Libertines, part Specials and all bluddy fantastic. Many hours of fun can be had identifying the strands of influence, but why the hell would anyone waste their time intellectualising when there's so much fun to be had getting ripped off your tits and bouncing off the walls while pretending to be a cossack, a hillbilly or an old school rock'n'roller? Choose your own suit, just be sure to get it from Jackson's. - www.logomagazine.com


"'Stop the Clock' EP reviewed by Organ Art Magazine"

Ah yes, this is how a single should be...Blind Jackson's pop music sounds like nothing you've heard before.It's an edgy(slightly quirky) flowing fluid new wave pop thing, an infectious thing...and the B sides are good toooooooooooooooooo-three infectious weird ass things of beauty. This is proper pop music-like XTC or Men Without Hats and Talking heads and Devo and yes, Dawn Of The Replicants, one day soon they'll drive us mad on day time radio..... - www.organart.com


"'Stop the Clock' EP reviewed by rockfeedback.com"

Admirable poppy,Gomez style 45 from BLIND JACKSON. Jingly, upbeat and nod alongable fun. Slickly recorded, with enthusiatic young London laddies, doing their jangly thang. - www.rockfeedback.com


"'Stop the Clock' EP reviewed by Rough Trade"

Second single from Blind Jackson and another corker that will push them along the way to superstardom...a jerky 60's pop masterpiece that is in the same arena as The Coral and the deltasonic crew, This should be all over the radio. - www.roughtrade.com


"'Stop the Clock' single review by Richard Kay at Muso's guide"

I defy you to listen to this and not foxtrot around the house. The strength of the single is the interplay of the guitar parts-kind of like Franz Ferdinand's 'Take me out' but with a little more to it. A little more what? Erm, I think it's just a little funkier and you'll be whistling that Egyptian tune all morning. - www.musosguide.com


Discography

Sept 2003-'Keep on Running' single (limited edition) self release including B-side, 'Back on my feet again'

Dec 2003-'Where did you sleep last night?' single, self release including B-side, 'If trouble were money'

May 2004-'Stop the Clock' EP, self release including A side, 'Stop the Clock', previous A-sides, 'Keep on Running' and 'Where did you sleep last night?' and the video made for 'Stop the Clock'.

16th Aug 04-'Mess it up' free download single taken from Blind Jackson's forthcoming debut album.

March 05- 'Blind Jackson' mini album release in the UK and online worldwide.

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Bio


The six members of Blind Jackson hail from London, England although originally from different corners of the country. During the past 18 months since the band was formed, Blind Jackson have been recording and releasing records themselves through their own label, 'Deadskool'. With each single release the bands exposure and critical reception, and their notoriety as a live band has grown. Notably the last single, 'Stop the clock' brought the band to the attention of Radio, Club DJ's and fanzines, both nationally and further afield.

On 14th March 2005 Blind Jackson release their debut mini album in the UK and online worldwide. Already receiving rave reviews the album sums up a successful year for the band and lays the foundation for future recordings.

In May/June 2005 Blind Jackson are planning their follow up, an ep of brand new tracks closely followed by a long play record in the summer. Currently in the studio recording tracks for the ep whilst touring in the UK, the year promises to be an busy and exciting time for a band growing with each record and performance. Keep up to date with Blind Jackson's progress and news at www.blindjackson.com