has a habit of subverting even the best-laid plans. Once a music obsessed
teenager, Jack Steadman initially saw himself more as a jazz bassist than the
frontman of a world famous, guitar-centred indie band, but – as everyone now
knows – his 10 years with Bombay Bicycle Club, encompassing four albums,
several planetwide tours and some notable awards, somewhat got in the way. Now
27 and having taken a couple of years to contemplate his next step, he returns
as solo artist Mr Jukes, with a
project that both revives his long-standing interest in jazz, soul, funk and
and sees Steadman take on the roles of artist, composer, producer and
sample-hound, as well as the overseer of some very special guest contributions.
The result, God First, is a
brilliant album, quite unlike anything he has done before.
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