Released near-on 2 years ago, the Half Jack's self-titled debut EP is probably the oldest release I've reviewed for this blog. They are currently recording new material, but this EP is a good starting point.
Punk cabaret may be a niche genre, but in a city with as wide music offerings as Glasgow, there's definitely got to be a crowd for this. I must admit that my interest was piqued by punk cabaret immediately.
The 5-track EP draws from wide influences, but has its own unique sound. The third track 'Reasons for The Unexplained' is a particular highlight, with the layering of strong lyrics, guitars and keys. Finding the right balance in these layers can be difficult but for a young band Half Jacks do this particularly well.
Running just over 16 minutes this EP has definite replay-ability, featuring infectious guitars and great vocal work. It is definitely worth checking out.