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Approved: Thunder Jackson

By | Published on Thursday 23 November 2017

Thunder Jackson

“What exactly is a Thunder Jackson?” So asks a quizzical voice at the beginning of the debut single by Thunder Jackson, ‘Guilty Party’.

As much as I know is that Thunder Jackson are a duo – one from Oklahoma City, one from Cardiff – who met by accident in an LA taxi. Whether that could be said to be A Thunder Jackson, I don’t know. But as the New York restaurant they share their name with seems to have closed down, I guess they are now THE Thunder Jackson.

Anyway, I feel like we’ve got caught up in details when we could – as I assume they would prefer, by being all mysterious and that – just focus on the music. OK, guys, we’ll play it your way. ‘Guilty Party’ is an impressive debut. It has a retro feel, without drifting into pastiche, and lightly applied pop production that doesn’t bludgeon you into submission, but which is – nevertheless – instantly arresting.

Watch the video for ‘Guilty Party’ here:

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