Over the next 11 weeks I’ll dig deep into the 2014 Coachella Music Festival lineup, featuring one band per day. The purpose of this piece is to assist in difficult decisions that inevitably you’ll need to make, as well as, serve as a fun countdown to Coachella Week. Note: All bands appear in a completely random order… Enjoy, and let the countdown begin!
Check out previous days here.
Day 12 = Jagwar Ma
Performing = Friday
Jagwar Ma are an indie dance band from Sydney, Australia that are now based in the U,K. The three piece formed in 2011 and consists of Gabriel Winterfield (lead vocals, guitar, loops), Jono Ma (guitar, synths, drum machine, samples), and Jack Freeman (bass, backing vocals). The group’s name is derived from Jono’s surname and a painting of a jaguar passed on to them by a friend.
Their debut full-length Howlin’ is kick-ass, and has received nothing but high praise since its release last June. Jagwar Ma was recognized on this blog’s end-of-year countdown with Howlin’ being named the #5 album of the year, and “Come Save Me” finished as the #4 track of the year.
The band’s sound is heavily influenced by groups from the Madchester scene of the late-eighties and early-nineties; such as Happy Mondays, Primal Scream, and The Stone Roses. Combine the Madchester sound with a hint of chillwave, and what you’re left with is Jagwar Ma.
This week the band released a video for the track “Uncertainty,” you can check it out below.
Visit the Jagwar Ma website here:
“Man I Need”
“Come Save Me”