When you first listen to the sound of Jagwar Ma, you may be forgiven for thinking that they are a 90s British band. The duo of producer Jono Ma and singer Gabriel Winterfield are in fact tried and true Aussies, hailing from that magical land of Sydney. But the music that they present is deeply rooted in the sounds of the late 80s – early 90s British rock scene. That was the time of The Stone Roses and of Blur. That was the time of the Madchester scene.
So yes, the songs that Jagwar Ma creates in their debut record Howlin have this beachy psychedelic gauze to it. It is dance music that combines garage rock with a club sound. There’s hip-hop beats to it and there’s extended fuzzy outros. And it’s all done in a manner that make you yearn for that memory when that flavor of Brit rock was king. Well done.
Stream throwback first single The Throw embedded below.
Jagwar Ma – Howlin comes out 6/11 via Mom + Pop (order here)