Newcastle-based punk rockers Jones The Cat have just released their new single, ‘I Want You Still’, produced by ARIA award winning engineer Peter Holz (Peking Duk, Gang of Youths, Vance Joy) and Simon Berckelman (The Internet, Art vs Science, Andy Bull).
Part of a double A-side single release, the track marks the group’s first offering through Canadian independent label Dine Alone Records, and is a snippet from their forthcoming debut EP (due in the coming months).
Lead single ‘I Want You Still’ forms a combination of tastefully executed, Australiana-inspired spoken word, riding over the top of fuzz-laden, pulsating bass and erratic splashes of drums and guitar.
As verses gradually build, frontman Jack Waterson’s poetic vocals abruptly change into melodic screams with the angst-fuelled line: “Yet through all the frustration and small reservation forever, caught in circles and going, round again”, which perfectly bridges the transition into the frenetic and infectious chorus.
‘I Want You Still’ is a well-executed, thought-provoking take on melodic pop-punk that avoids a linear formula with just the right amount of unexpected twists and turns. The impressive cut sets the tone for a record well worth checking out upon its release.
‘I Want You Still’ is available now worldwide.