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Jack and The Kids’ Disciplined Indie-Rock Shines Bright On ‘Television Hero’

Jack and the Kids

Brooding, brazen and full of electricity, Bendigo’s Jack and The Kids have steadily dropped immaculate singles but, with Television Hero, the four-piece further extend their grasp on austere indie-rock.

The coalition of instrumentation on Television Hero is something to be marvelled. Synthesisers and guitars alike coalesce with each other in a pleasing and geometrical fashion. The result is an all-encompassing, immediate foreshadow into new-age indie-rock.

Disciplined and contemplative, Jack and The Kids score their own unique musicalities into a succinct and impressive new single. Television Hero—following on from the brilliant Your Eyes and Alone—may be their best, most progressive work yet.

Insecurities and self-doubt played into the creation of Television Hero. As band leader Jack Kennedy describes:

“Written as a letter to somebody who may have recently failed at reaching a goal, it explores overcoming that failure and looking forward to what the future holds, rather than being stuck in a past time,” explained Kennedy.

Next month, Jack and The Kids will launch the single with shows in Bendigo and Melbourne, respectively. The former will have Tusk and and Jumbo Mavis on support while the latter will have the band joined by Donnarumma, Club Yorke and Slowcoaching with a solo set. Stream Television Hero below.

Jack and The Kids Live Dates

The Tap House, Bendigo
The Catfish, Melbourne

Written by John Zebra