Steadman was always the most interesting addition to , a man that revelled in flying in the face of tradition. What started as a bedroom project, that began life in a cabin between Shanghai and Canada, became a totally different beast featuring collaborations that are just as high profile as they are surprising. These tracks have gone on to form the crux of Mr Jukes debut God First — a slick and widely ambitious project, that paints Steadman as an artist in his own right, enjoying himself more than ever. The bones of God First began in the unlikely surroundings of Cargo ship, as Steadman travelled from Shanghai to the west coast of Canada. Ultimately, he sounds a little out of place among the more soulful voices in the chorus, his voice still standing out so he may as well take the reins of the vocals fully to craft around his own tones. When Your Light Goes Out feat. The album was a bit of a gamechanger for the four-piece, showing that they were capable of much more than urgent indie rock I Had The Blues… or blissful acoustic folk Flaws.
Mr Jukes emerged in early 2017 as a newcomer to the jazz and soul scene. Life has a habit of subverting even the best-laid plans. . God First proves why Jack Steadman has chosen to adopt a new moniker as he did with Bombay Bicycle Club, rather than going by his own name. Mr Jukes proves Steadman is not a one trick pony. But there are no recorded maritime samples to be heard here.
He seems very at home in the directing of other musicians and utilizing their talents for his own gain. The album comes from a time after Steadman had travelled throughout 2015, both to get some head space and to create what would be God First. From Golden Stars Comes Silver Dew feat. It feels old and recognisable but with a little something new to spice it up. Mr Jukes is the moniker for Jack Steadman, ex-front man of Bombay Bicycle Club. Once a music obsessed teenager, Jack Steadman initially saw himself more as a jazz bassist than the frontman of a world famous, guitar-centred indie band, but — as everyone now knows — his 10 years with Bombay Bicycle Club encompassing chart-topping albums, several planetwide tours and some notable awards somewhat got in the way.
But the somewhat reluctant frontman an introvert at heart was always working within a certain constraint, that of being part of a four person indie band with guitars, drums and bass. Give God First a listen. His latest moniker, Mr Jukes has actually existed for several years mainly for remix purposes , only coming to fruition in the last six months or so, with the release of four funk-laden singles. . . . .
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