Brighton Rock Riders Jar OF Blind Flies Share Explosive New Single 'Not Your Baby'

Brighton alt-rockers Jar Of Blind Flies unleash the explosive new single ‘Not Your Baby’.

Recorded at the renowned Marshall studio by Adam Beer and Ollie Brightman (known for their work with Nova twins, Kid Bookie, King Nun) before being mixed by Mixed and Mastered by Tidalwave recordings (Lambrini girls among others), the track represents some of the bands most intense and high octane work to date. 

Having previously supported notable acts such as Hotwax, Snayx, Mary in the Junkyard, Sickjoy, Gaffa Tape Sandy, and more, Jar of Blind Flies have cut their teeth playing packed out rooms across Brighton and London. Now gearing up for their biggest hometown show to date supporting electro-punk renegades CLT DRP at Club Revenge, the new single comes at a pivotal time for the band. 

Built around heavily distorted guitars, rumbling bass and punching drums, ‘Not Your Baby’ captures the energy of the band’s live shows as it blends the band’s garage rock tendencies with heavy grunge sounds to create an expressive and dark soundscape. Topped with the urgent snarling, half vocals of Maddy and dappled screamo of drummer Marley, the track carries a naturally captivating sense of sarcasm and a biting sense of bitterness.

Talking about the lyricism in ‘Not Your Baby’, Maddy explains: “Its amplified phrasing of affection is the manifestation of ‘loving by proxy’ bred by modern society’s click and collect love and the consumerism of pleasure. The expression of infatuation although seemingly impassioned underlays an insincerity”

Talking about the recording process, Bassist Jake explains: “Recording at The Marshall studio was a whole new level for us. Going from the relatively DIY recording style of our early songs to recording in a 250-capacity amphitheatre with every bit of tech you could ever imagine was a real culture shock. The way the recordings have come out is levels above what we could’ve hoped for and we’ve learnt so much from the experience” 

Drawing inspiration from legendary artists such as Pixies, Deftones, as well as Jeff Buckley in their more delicate moments, Jar of Blind Flies sound moves between raw heavy rock and punk and others of gentle melodic grunge. Their 2022 debut, 'Míà,' was a glimpse into the songwriting capabilities of core duo Maddy Jarvis and Marley Perez, propelling them from playing empty rooms to packed-out shows across the UK in under a year.

With ‘Not Your Baby’, Jar of Blind Flies elevates their production to new heights, promising a sonic experience that transcends their previous work. Fans can catch them live on March 23rd at Club Revenge in Brighton, supporting CLT DRP. 

Jar of Blind Flies are:
Maddy Jarvis – Guitar, Vocals, Jake Smith – Bass, Marley Perez – Drums, Vocals

Giovanni Gagliano

Passionate about music I wrote my first article for "Given To Rock" in 2012, reaching now 30K global followers. I am also a musician, gigging around London.

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