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Jack and The Kids are evolving

When did you first start making music and what led you there? We started writing music for the band back in 2014. It started off as just a solo project for myself, but by the start of 2015 we were a four-piece – as we are today. 

Tell us about your new single ‘Television Hero’. The inspiration for this song came about in the winter of 2017 where we wrote about feelings of self-doubt, insecurities and the feeling of always second guessing everything you do. Written as a letter to somebody who may have recently failed at reaching a goal, it explores overcoming that failure and looking forward to what the future holds.

What do you love about making music? The thing I love is that I’ve actually made a lot of new friends, mainly from bands we’ve met and people involved within the industry.

How would you describe your sound and how did you come to it? We’ve evolved over the years from more of a folk-rock sound in the beginning, to the alternative-rock sound we are today. I always had a vision that I wanted us to have hints of bands such as Birds of Tokyo, The Jezabels and The Temper Trap.

What can we expect from your Melbourne show? We’ve got some great supports on board for our Melbourne show, including Club Yorke, Donnarumma and Slowcoaching, so make sure you come along to see all of them.

Jack and The Kids will perform at The Catfish on Friday July 20, with support from Club Yorke, Donnarumma and Slowcoaching. Their single ‘Television Hero’ is out now.