Today we introduce Nightjacket, from Los Angeles, a new five-piece that produce perfectly measured wistful indie rock that is inevitably going to conjure up words like hazy, blissful and dreamy. Lead singer Holland Belle sings laid back melodies that float over the top of guitars which strum and chime in a signature style that reminds us a little of the likes of Mojave 3, Mazzy Star and Cowboy Junkies. It’s at the classier end of the guitar pop spectrum for sure, sounding a little out of time with the current zeitgeist (a good thing?), and this should stand them in good stead for future releases. In the UK you’re definitely not going to find Nightjacket being played on Radio 1, but they could effortlessly slip onto the 6 Music playlist. The focus here is on songwriting rather than ‘relevance’.
Take a listen to The Right Way To Fall, one of two songs the band is streaming on Soundcloud from their debut EP Eternal Phase, due on June 23rd, and let this one wrap itself all around you with its natural elegance.
Nightjacket consists of Holland Belle, Jordan Wiggins, Steve Lucarelli, Louie Schultz and Diego Guerrero and their EP was mixed by Jeff Zeigler (The War on Drugs, Kurt Vile) and mastered by Joe Lambert (Washed Out, Deerhunter, The National).
Nightjacket - The Right Way To Fall