The Jade Assembly come to Manchester’s Night & Day on the 4th of June in preparation for the release of, “Same Time Same Place” on the 6th.
The saying “can’t see the wood for the trees” resonates in the UK music scene. So many bands, so much attitude, so much history. How can you tell what is real and what is fake? Some bands succumb to the vacuum of the scene, absorbing themselves in the pomp and the glory of spin-doctors, always itching to be the next big thing. Some bands. The Jade Assembly are not one of those.
“The best new guitar band since Kasabian” – Clint Boon, XFM
Emerging unscathed from the UK alternative underground music arena is a band that now display all the hallmarks of a new northern treasure. There is nothing fabricated or posed, just an inescapable force of conviction.
The band is built on the main point of difference, in John Foster (Foz), they have a true northern poet. A songwriter that places honesty above favour, a frontman who possesses an imposing sense of belief, not devoid of arrogance – but full of commitment. Everything counts. From the passion of Watson and Jimmy B’s rhythm section, to the cutting psychedelia of Matt Gough’s guitar work, each Jade tune is an anthem waiting to be discovered. Some people can’t see the wood for the trees, but if you don’t see The Jade Assembly – you’re missing the best bit of the forest.