Union Jackals are a litter of three from London Town. Initially conceived via a dream involving other-world abduction, the Jackals are a tactile outfit revolving around the core of Carl Mann, Paul Reeves and Stephen Barnes.
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Despite the tight triumvirate at the centre of the Jackals, the band’s ethos is one of inclusion, bringing in musical and visual contributions from those who have crossed their paths, minds or hearts. They were dubbed Union Jackals after this inclusive nature and an obsession with the canine beasts with a sixth sense to scavenge the good and the fresh from the myriad of rotten.
This is aptly reflected in their debut album, the quasi-conceptual Universal Screenplay, a rousing, rumbling and at time soothing musical tome, blending psych rock, post punk, shoe gaze guitars, electronic meanderings, prog styling and a sprinkle of sci-fi into a classic guitar pop structure.
Created over eight months in a scatter of locations, from bedrooms, annexes, converted stables and corridors, the band are already beginning work on a full visualisation of the album via a host of their Union friends, but for now, indulge yourself in their sound and create your own Universal Screenplay. Come join the Jackal pack, you will never look back.
Union Jackals believe the glass is half full, not half empty.
Union Jackals watch the skies, but are not sure what for.
Union Jackals have been lost in the woods but were not afraid.
Union Jackals have heard the stories and believe some of them.
Union Jackals want to share with you the sound that unifies them.
Union Jackals hope you find a place in your heart for them.