Carl Barât & The Jackals release a new single, A Storm Is Coming through Cooking Vinyl Records on 23 February. The single is taken from the band’s highly anticipated debut album Let It Reign, which was released a week earlier on the 16 February.

In a break from tradition which usually sees the singles released before the album but if you buy the album on iTunes you get the single on preorder, and it is on the c.d album so don’t panic it’s on there.

Let It Reign was recorded in LA and London and was produced by Joby J. Ford (The Bronx). It is available now on CD, vinyl and digital download.

The Jackals were formed after Barat put a post on Facebook looking for a drummer, bassist and guitarist.

The applicants had to learn two songs – one by each of Carl Barat’s previous bands, The Libertines and Dirty Pretty Things, and submit their performances as auditions. The response was overwhelming, with thousands of people replying.

“I was lucky, because I found a bunch of people who genuinely fit together as a gang,” Barat said.

The musicians who made the cut are Billy Tessio (guitar), Adam Claxton (bass) and Jay Bone (drums).

The album they have made together is unmistakably Carl Barat’s brain child, if you have enjoyed the Libertines and Dirty Pretty Things albums then this is definitely for you. It has a great mix of uplifting chants some softer ballads and some definite singles. If you are after an album of dirty English rock and roll then with out hesitation this is the album of the year so far. With plenty of filthy guitar, powerful drums and great songs Let It Reign might well become my favourite album of Carl’s since The Libertines.

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Full Track Listing

Glory Days (available instantly when pre-ordering from the Official Store and iTunes)

Victory Gin

Summer In The Trenches

A Storm Is Coming

Beginning To See

March Of The Idle

We Want More

War Of The Roses

The Gears

Let It Rain

The King Is Me (iTunes Bonus Track)


The Video for Carl Barât & The Jackals first single Glory Days, released in November, is made in memoriam of the 306 British & Commonwealth soldiers shot for desertion during the Great War.

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