Artwork by @mystupidsketchbook
Photo: Angelo Grieco
WHO are they?
“Joe and I went to Brooklyn post university with our old band and lived amongst a DIY community of musicians for 6 months” recalls Jack Buckett, Jingo’s guitarist and vocalist. “Aside from being one of the most eye opening experiences it was also where I met Katie. We got married the following year and she has been living with me in London for 4 years now.”
“We’ve always played and written music together but avoided forming a band as they can be very high pressure situations and we didn’t want to put the stress on our relationship. However, once my old band split, we just decided to say fuck it and give it a go. Joe was an obvious choice as he knows Katie and myself very well and we all get along brilliantly. We’ve actually been through 3 different bassists now but have finally settled on our newest addition, Nima. He’s great!”
WHAT are they singing about?
“The inspiration behind the songs is learning how to love and become human. For the single Ghost in the Machine, this was the inspiration: “Science and logic of today points to the notion that biology, whether of the individual or society as a whole works and behaves like the cogs of a machine, but is there some invisible force, some “soul” for lack of a better word that drives us, something eternal and undetectable that makes us more than the sum of our parts?””
WHERE are they from?
“Joe and myself are from the shires of England, Katie was born in Ohio but spent a 10 years living in Brooklyn and Nima grew up in Gothenberg, Sweden but moved to London 4-5 years ago. London is a tricky place to be in a band, especially as a band that doesn’t fit into any particular scene/genre. The musical community in London is so saturated and it’s difficult to find your footing. However, we have a big taste for adventure in this band which usually results in us doing a lot of international touring. Last year we did a 2 week tour of Mid-West America with our Brooklyn buddies Not Blood Paint and this year we have been on several tours to Belgium, Germany and France. In my old band I even organised a month long tour throughout China. That was wild!”
WHY are they called ‘Jingo’?
“Jingo means blind patriotism especially in regards to foreign policy and unfortunately that’s what our countries (US and UK) seem to be operating by. ‘Earthling’ doesn’t seem to have as nice a ring to it.”
WHEN can I see them live?
“Our EP launch is our next big show and we are extremely excited about it. It’s on 29th October at The Borderline in Soho, London. Tickets here!”