Familiarise Yourself || Jaghana

Familiarise Yourself || Jaghana

I plan on doing a weekly music post, buuuut I know me and I know how I work, so to start with, I’ll only be doing it every other week… unless of course I am absolutely full to the brim with music obsessions and recommendations. My aim is to give a slightly more personal, light-hearted perspective on music than my journalism portfolio tends to portray. Aaaand, with this first one, I’m being a little cheeky by starting with a certain little band that I’m very close to – translation: boyfriend’s band…

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ALBUM REVIEW: Jaghana – Forest Behind The Dream

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Artwork by Iain Ridley

Blending psychedelia with a dash of romanticism, Jaghana are inviting us on a journey, all the while holding us in their charming caress. Debut EP Forest Behind The Dream opens with an enticing rhythm in the immediately energetic bass line, that lays underneath the hazy croon of Johnny Smyth. It’s infectious, but it barely scrapes the surface of what is to come.
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ALBUM REVIEW: Johnny Smyth – Jaghana EP

Jaghana kicks off with a mysterious and looming tone, featuring an instrumental intro that progresses into sharper tones accompanied by hazy, barely there vocal tenors. The title track curves through the air and holds a certain sex appeal. It’s almost as if it’s playing hard to get, enticing the listener in to the EP without giving too much away. It’s quite a peculiar thing, to have vocals that are so broadly powerful, yet ring delicately through the ears, and that’s what makes Johnny Smyth’s sound stand out. Continue reading “ALBUM REVIEW: Johnny Smyth – Jaghana EP”