London based alternative rockers Jack The Envious played an impressive first UK headline show to celebrate the release of their second EP In Your Own Way (out 14 July).
On a hot summer eve in London you can expect a sweaty show at a small venue any day. Those shows are a lot more fun though when you’ve got bands like Jack The Envious bringing the heat. And if your crowd is blissfully enjoying themselves in a circle pit at what felt like 40 degrees at Camden’s Black Heart, you know you’re onto a winner.
Supports MTXS and Seconds Alive get the room into a perfect frenzy with piercing metal tracks that leave your head wonderfully spinning.
Just before 10pm, JTE take the stage with their logo covering the entire wall behind them, telling the world (or at least this room) they mean business. Kicking off their set with 2016’s More To Life and immediately have the full attention of the room. Fronted by Nir Perlman the four-piece rock the 150-cap venue wild riffs and anthemic choruses.
An array of dedicated fans form the perfect front row and meet the band’s energetic show with circle pits, head-bangs and fist-bumps. The endearing symbiosis is only topped by Nir jumping into the crowd and joining in on the moshing.
With tracks like Thorns of the Rose, Shut Me Off, Begging For More, Feel Good Inc, All Expectations Gone and Guilty JTE set the tone of what’s to expect from their upcoming EP and leave the audience wanting more – and if this show is anything to go by, I’m sure there will be longer headline shows to follow very soon.
Jack The Envious formed in 2012 while they were servicing in the army and started recording tracks in their homes during time off. In January this year they left their home in Israel and moved to the UK to pursue their passion – and I’m sure glad they did! Bands like Jack The Envious are the life blood of this cities music scene and their gigs are the beating heart of what makes London unique.
In Your Own Way is out next Friday and according to the band it’s free. So you have no excuse not to listen to it.