Spiky guitars and pop-punk energy in debut single
from 22-year-old Londoner who's already got the live
Jack Penate's first proper release has a massive
advantage behind it: its energetic guitars and
rockabilly tendencies transport this reviewer back to
the gloriously sunny summer days of Bestival,
this year's best festival by MILES, and the lil'
Lostandsound stage, where wandering music scribes
could get distracted by worthy newbies en route from
the Peacock Press Lounge to the black clad lads of the
Jack Daniels tent. Young Mr Penate was well worth a
stop and a listen and a note to look out for him in
And here he is, with a single full of sarf-London
vowels, lyrical witticisms (I lost my head/when I
found my heart) and catchy hooks (sheeeee never wanted
me) and a contacts book that already includes
Babyshambles & Friends.
Fun, punky, with a great guitar solo at the end and
fantastic promise for the future. Catch him on tour
with the Maccabees and keep your eyes peeled
for an album some time next year.