Jetpack Elastic are a four piece, female fronted band hailing from Brighton. They’ve explained that their influences are a combination of many different styles including metal and funk, with a “British Pop Sensibility”.
The first track I heard from their self titled EP was entitled ‘Uncharted’ and with a heavy drum groove introducing the song I felt I was beginning to hear the band’s heavier influences come into play. Within a minute of the song starting, I had already heard heavy guitar riffs, and a guitar solo, before any vocals had began. Once Lucy Holland’s voice cut through the other instruments, it became clear that this was a band with bags full of attitude in their sound.
[pullquote_left]The next track ‘Useless Throne’ had a more chilled out vibe, opening with a more subtle guitar line. This track, again had the certain attitude this band wished to deliver, and it didn’t sound unfamiliar to acts such as Paramore, bringing a pop punk edge to the song[/pullquote_left]
The vocals added themselves as another layer to this track, with the main attraction being the hefty guitar tones, thick drum sounds blasting through, and all the attitude this four piece band could possibly deliver in one song.
The next track ‘Useless Throne’ had a more chilled out vibe, opening with a more subtle guitar line. This track, again had the certain attitude this band wished to deliver, and it didn’t sound unfamiliar to acts such as Paramore, bringing a pop punk edge to the song. I really liked how the guitars followed the lead vocals in various sections, as if giving it backing vocals, rather than overpowering it and trying to play over the lyrics, as it gave all the instruments space to breathe and have their own time to develop.
The final track on the EP, ‘Stupid Grin’, was perhaps the calmest of all three, and actually had a somewhat country vibe to it. Once again, all the instruments gave Holland’s voice the space to tell the story of the lyrics. Three and a half minutes in, however, a guitar solo blasted through the speakers, making the listener aware this band still wanted to make their heavier side heard.
Jetpack Elastic have shown in their self titled EP they have a lot of cool ideas and influences and I’m sure they will continue to deliver their attitude and grit in any future releases they do.