Jack in a Box
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Shropshire’s indie pop/rockers Jack in a Box, perform their own blend of modern indie music, fused with punchy back-lines and melodic choruses. Formed in late 2015, they have been actively recording and gigging around Shropshire and the Midlands, Jack in a Box have performed at a number of venues including the O2 Academy 3, the Firestone Stage at the Barclaycard Arena, Camper Calling, The Actress & Bishop & Bridgnorth Music & Arts Festival. Jack in a Box released their first EP “The Ringmaster” in July 2017, featuring “Pages” and BBC Radio Shropshire’s track of the month “Fading Dreamer”.
Jack in a Box are:
Jack Norcup / Vocals & Rhythm Guitar
Sam Cook / Lead Guitar
George Treherne / Bass Guitar
Ben Bruce / Drums
We don't pigeon hole our sound, every song is inspired by something different and sounds different. We also have a comic book that accompanies our EP "The Ringmaster". Emily "Cowgirl Em" McGorman-Bruce has created a beautiful comic inspired by our music, which makes it more of a creative platform.
Most of the tracks on The Ringmaster are never what they seem on the surface. Most songs relate to dealing with feelings of anxiety, paranoia and self doubt, but without being depressing. The whole vibe is something you can sing along to and enjoy while still expressing deeper emotions.
Then you have a track like "Dirty Love", which was written about a strip club experience. The song plays to the idea of how men think they have power and are kings but actually it's the women that have all the power, so the songs tells a story that flips on listener. Everything is just not what it seems and it's fun to see how others perceive it.
We are currently working on getting our music out to as many people as possible, so a big focus for us over the past 6 months has been gigging the record as much as we can. We are also currently working on the music video for our track "Fading Dreamer", which we are hoping to have out before the end of the year. The second part of the Ringmaster, including the next part of comic is currently underway and will be our focus mid 2018.
2017 has been a great year for us and there's lot more to come in 2018.