Meet Novocastrians Jones The Cat and their cracking new track ‘I Want You Still’

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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 tracks mark 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, front man Jack Waterson’s poetic vocals abruptly change into melodic screams with the angst-fueled line “Yet through all the frustration and small reservation forever, caught in circles and going, round again” - perfectly bridging 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.