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News: Carl Barat And The Jackals Release New Music Video And Announce Debut Album

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(AUS) Carl Barât (formerly of The Libertines) has unveiled a brand new music video with his band The Jackals, for their song Glory Days.

The video for Glory Days is made in memoriam of the 306 British and Commonwealth soldiers shot for desertion during the Great War. Some of these men were blameless due to severe psychological trauma, not cowardice, that rendered them physically unable to cope with the horrific scenes they had witnessed. The video was directed by Roger Sargent and features a cameo appearance by Baxter Dury as ‘The General’.

The band recorded their debut album, Let It Reign (out Feb 13 on Cooking Vinyl Australia), with Joby J Ford (of The Bronx and Mariachi El Bronx) in LA, and it features guest musicians such as Beastie Boys percussionist Alfredo Ortiz. “I actually started making this record solo, but the long and the short of it is I just didn’t like my own company” says Carl, adding that he soon realised he wanted to get a new band together.

Rather than call up some old mates to recruit for The Jackals, Carl decided to post a few ads online asking if there were any likeminded souls out there who wanted to try their luck at playing with him. The response was overwhelming, with thousands of people replying. Carl adds: “ I was lucky, because I found a bunch of people who genuinely fit together as a gang”. That gang is Carl Barât (vocals/guitar), Billy Tessio (guitar), Adam Claxton (bass guitar) and Jay Bone (drums).

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