The moniker of British expat now Aussie citizen Jake Johnson, welcome to the glorious psych-alternative world of Burning Jacobs Ladder where guitar tones generate goosebumps and Jake's vocals linger with a purpose to draw you down a path to epic rock hangs.
It was only in December that Burning Jacobs Ladder released his debut single 'Danger In Me', and with another two singles already out the rock-blues artist is ready to unleash his debut EP, creatively titled 'EP/1'. Simples.
"It's a diverse collection of works written at a time when I was finding my feet again as a writer and producer, almost an experiment to see what I could do with the knowledge I had learnt so far," Jake says.
"All the songs were written over a two-year period. I think this shows as the songs cover different genres and are quite individual from one another.
"Although that was unintentional it does play into my ethos for writing as I like to make music spanning different genres and would not like to be pigeonholed to just one."
Ahead of the release tomorrow of 'EP/1', scenestr is pumped to premiere an exclusive stream of Burning Jacobs Ladder's debut EP. Enjoy.
The opening track, 'Danger In Me' features hints of sludgy, droning psych-rock escaping throughout a solid base of driving alternative rock that wails with an intensity that'll hook your ear drums first, then affect your swaying hips.
'Dystopian Blues' follows and you'll instantly enter a BRMC-like landscape of strangled guitar licks, bruised drumming, vanquished vocals and a desire to let loose with an epic mosh.
Those Black Rebel Motorcycle Club feels surge strong from the opening tones of 'Seventh Fever Of The Mind', a meandering psych waltz that transport you back in time or sideways to a '60s freak-out.
'Seeking The Light' is the EP's epic journey clocking in at well over six minutes, it's a dirge ride of haunting grooves and melodic riffs that heighten throughout, the momentum generated fusing together for a gloomy-piano outro that highlights Burning Jacobs Ladder diverse musical spectrum.
The sounds of acoustic guitar lead final track 'Cleanse The Soul', its alt. country, blues-rock refrain back-boning a deeply personal story about Johnson's friend who tried to take their life.