If you thought punk was dead, get ready for the second coming from Jones The Cat.
Formed in 2013, the Novocastrian group have established themselves with hefty basslines and the gain turned way up.
Drawing parallels with Luca Brasi, The Used and PUP, Jones The Cat will pull you back to a golden era of punk rock with their thrashed-out tracks.
Ahead of their showcase at Australian Music Week (in Sydney) tomorrow, the band's bass player Jarrod shares 5 of his favourite horror movies. “I couldn't give up the chance to talk about my favourite movie genre,” teases Jarrod.
“If you haven't watched every single one of these movies you definitely need to rectify this situation and repent for your transgressions. Come chat horror movies with me at Australian Music Week.”
5: 'Hereditary' (Ari Aster, 2018)
Dripping with suspense, this movie about a happy-go-lucky family with absolutely NO issues whatsoever and everything is going to be fine and; OH GOD, JESUS SAVE THEM PLEASE! Toni Collette and Alex Wolff give phenomenal performances that are worth the watch alone.
4: 'The Shining' (Stanley Kubrick, 1980)
"Come play with us Danny." Ew! No thanks! Little creepy twins girls aside, there is a reason 'The Shining' shows up on so many best-of lists; hands-down classic. Another iconic performance from Jack Nicholson to boot.
3: 'The Thing' (John Carpenter, 1982)
Kurt Russell, sporting his best mountain man chic, battles an alien entity with the ability to assimilate and imitate any organism which unsurprisingly creates quite the pickle. Paranoia, desperation, some of the best practical effects ever caught on film and a sweet flamethrower climax – what else do you need?
2: 'The Exorcist' (William Friedkin, 1973)
Damn. What a movie. Even the TRAILER for the REMAKE had me hiding under my bed as a kid. And maybe after seeing said trailer at a sleepover, I had to leave my friend's house after becoming inconsolable; big whoop, wanna fight about it?
But seriously, Linda Blair nailed that role so hard she couldn't get proper work for 20 years. Boss!
1: Alien (Ridley Scott, 1979)
I mean could it be anything else? My band's name literally IS Jones The Cat – the undeniable feline MVP of this Ridley Scott classic.
Sweet references aside, 'Alien' really did change the game. Sigourney Weaver as the ass-kicking Ellen Ripley, John Hurt doing all those John Hurt things and of course the otherworldly designs of H.R. Giger catapulted 'Alien' into every horror/ sci-fi best-of list.
Jones The Cat showcase at Australian Music Week at Low and Lofty's (Sydney) 7 November. The band also play Bombay Rock (Melbourne) 15 November, Last Chance Rock & Roll Bar (Melbourne) 16 November and Chippendale Hotel (Sydney) 6 December.