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JAKE AND THE JELLYFISH Share ‘Spokesdog’ Video Ahead Of July UK Tour Dates

JAKE AND THE JELLYFISH Share ‘Spokesdog’ Video Ahead Of July UK Tour Dates

Jake and the JellyfishLeeds-folk-punks, Jake & The Jellyfish have today shared the new video/single for ‘Spokesdog’. The track is taken from the album ‘Long In Winters’ which was released through Invisible Llama Music earlier in 2018.

Speaking on the track, vocalist Jake McAllister said “‘Spokesdog’ is the frustration of feeling like you’re stagnating through life. Just going through the motions and wanting to do something or make a change. It really came from when I was working, mostly alone and spent way too much time in my own head, overthinking everything and wanting the whole time to be writing or playing guitar.”

Jake & The Jellyfish are on tour in the UK and Europe all summer:

02 JUL – NEWCASTLE, Think Tank w/ Red City Radio
06 JUL – STAFFORD, Red Rum w/ Red City Radio
07 JUL – SWANSEA, Mozarts
16/17 JUL – 2000 Trees Festival *Jake Solo
21 JUL – LONDON, New Cross Inn – Level Up Festival 2018
22 JUL – BRISTOL, The Fleece
18 AUG – Beautiful Days Festival
25 AUG – DE Zytanien Open Air Festival 2018

Social commentary is a key part to J&TJ’s music, an overall sense of dissatisfaction resides underneath the surface of very relatable, catchy lyrics. Whether it’s a fuck you to lad culture “I won’t follow your lead, and I’m not one of the lads”, or being aware of your own flaws “We’re all hypocrites, just to greater or lesser extents” they wear their emotions on their sleeves and it’s evident in their live show.

5 years of touring in a beat up old postal van has added plenty of experiences to their sound. From breaking down in a small town in France with no breakdown cover and no money to get home to accidentally headlining the Woodlands stage to thousands of people at Kendal Calling; it all adds to the community spirit of The Jellyfish – they just want to have some beers and play some tunes at the top of their lungs.

Originally just Jake playing punk folk songs by himself, the band met at uni in Leeds and quickly became a unit rather than a one-man show.  Having decided to play as many shows as possible, as quickly as possible, the band made many new friends along the way, and what’s more fun than traveling the world and hanging out with your friends?

With ‘Long in Winters’ The Jellyfish have grown again, creating a more punk rock sound, yet still retaining the underlying folk influence and rumblings. ‘Long in Winters’ is a much more personal record, addressing issues such as mental health, struggling with job/life balance, coping with social pressure as well as losing the ones you love.

“You said I’m long in winters, but short in years”