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Single Review : Jordan Red – ‘Freak Show

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Jordan Red is Dan Leigh and Dan Baker, they are a British modern hard rock band with a fierce punk edge. Jordan Red have recently appeared on the scene and have released four singles to date.

Receiving some decent attention, the three singles ‘Don’t Let The Heavens Fall’, ‘Hands That Built The World’, and ‘Way Down’ have acquired coverage on Kerrang! Radio, Planet Rock, and Loudwire.

Last year was pretty grim for us all, however Jordan Red ended their year on an absolute high, securing their position on Amazon Music’s Best New Bands playlist at the end of 2020.

‘Freak Show’ will be their fifth single and will be ready for release on the 26/03/2021. The single was recorded at Long Wave Studios in Cardiff and features Conor O’Keefe and Dave Fee (Eleven Seven Music).

The single is a stand up and fight song, taking a firm position against the toxic cycle of bullying and abuse caused by cancel culture.

Jordan Red say:

“We are sick of the endless media circus turning every day into another freak show, sick of the relentless 24 hour news cycles, sick of being dominated by false idols and playing god with how we live our lives. We are sick of the control freaks that want to shut you down, shut you out and shut you up. It’s time to stand up and call it out.”

And, what a statement!

This does have some strong relevance, especially at the moment. We are constantly buried in our social media and unfortunately this is happening and it’s happening everywhere! A sad expected reality, wouldn’t it be so much healthier if everyone just got on?.

Seconds into the track, it became apparent I wasn’t receiving maximum potential through my phone, so I plugged it into my bluetooth speaker and all became clearer.

The crowd cheering reinforces the get up and fight feel. The band do suggest they have a modern style and I agree with that to a point but there are flares and twists that give it a real original 80s rock feel.

The vocals for example, not my usual girthy guttural growls but you can hear the lyrics clearly thus their message is even more concrete. I also agree with it being an anthemic track, the catchy choruses and simple riffs make it commercial, admittedly I have had it stuck in my head the past 24 hours.

Mixed and mastered by Romesh Dodangoda (Bring Me The Horizon, Bullet For My Valentine, Don Broco) Jordan Red have produced something that is fabulous and personally I feel very passionate about their message. I can not wait to hear their upcoming album ‘Hands That Built The World’ due for release in 2021

Pre-save link –  https://lnk.to/jordanredfreakshow

Review by Tammy Lomax for MPM

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