Jared James Nichols is back with his second full-length album Black Magic that is a follow up on his 2015 Old Glory & The Wild Revival, which immediately grabbed the attention of six string slingers and bluesmen alike.

Nichols a Wisconsin born LA based singer songwriter and guitarist, burst onto the scene with his bold Rock-Blues influenced style and has grafted over the past few years sharing the stage with some of the biggest names in Rock history such as ZZ Top and Lynyrd Skynyrd to name but a few building up a reputation as a formidable force on the live scene.

Black Magic sees Nichols return to the studio with intent, as he lays down the next stage of his glittering career with an eagerly anticipated release in the form of 10 hard-hitting Rock anthems. The album kicks off with ‘Last Chance’ and from the off with the guitar scales flying and digital delay in force you know you’re in for one hell of a ride! It’s fast paced riff carries you off into a flurry of energy and with a catchy melody to boot it is a great introduction.

‘The Gun’ has a deep-rooted Delta-Blues vibe but with Nichols heavily distorted guitar again lifts this track to another level, it’s an audible force of nature and one to be enjoyed loud! ‘Don’t Be Scared’ with its gritty down and dirty riff has an almost Glenn Hughes like feel with its groovy undertow. ‘Honey Forgive Me’ takes you on a funky journey and showcases Nichols ability to fluidly flow from one musical style to another.

‘Home’ provides us with a slice of Southern-Rock magic, dipped in that Americana sauce and smothered in Blues-Rock dressing you cannot be drawn in by its ethereal charm. ‘Got To Have You’ with its Bluesy shuffle lifts the tempo a little with a foot tapper that keeps the energy levels up whilst ‘End Of Time’ with it’s sexy little guitar lick just grabs you, a song with real intent just leaves you feeling dirty, the right kind of dirty.

‘Run’ again brings another Glenn Hughes vibe to it’s addictive repetitive pulsating feel, with a light airy feel the guitar solo cuts like a knife and reminds you that Nichols is not only a top quality songwriter but a killer axe man too! ‘Keep Your Light On Mama’ is the penultimate track and at this stage you may be getting nervous, you’ll no doubt have clocked that there’s only one track left and the last 45 minutes of your life have been a blur. Fear not, you have a repeat button. The album closer ‘What Love’ is actually a demo take recorded of the song that resonated with Nichols and producer Tony Perry that they just kept it as is. A great move indeed as they have caught a little bit of magic often lost in a world obsessed with production perfection.

 

Black Magic is a first class return for Jared James Nichols and will no doubt strengthen his fan base on both sides of the pond, first class song-writing fused with his guitar virtuoso approach make for a dynamic and highly addictive album.

 

Black Magic is released Friday Oct 27th via Listenable Records and Nichols returns to the UK in Feburary / March 2018 in support of Stone Broken on their UK Tour along with The Bad Flowers.

 

Track Listing

 

  1. Last Chance
  2. The Gun
  3. Don’t Be Scared
  4. Honey Forgive Me
  5. Home
  6. Got To Have You 
  7. End Of Time
  8. Run 
  9. Keep Your Light on Mama
  10. What Love

    STONE BROKEN
    FEBRUARY & MARCH 2018 UK TOUR

    WITH SPECIAL GUESTS
    JARED JAMES NICHOLS AND THE BAD FLOWERS

    PLANET ROCK 48-HOUR TICKET PRE-SALE
    WEDNESDAY 25TH OCTOBER FROM: www.planetrock.seetickets.com
    TICKETS ON SALE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC ON FRIDAY 27th OCTOBER
    FROM www.myticket.co.uk

 

Jared James Nichols Online
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Stone Broken UK Tour

Stone Broken UK Tour

STONE BROKEN
FEBRUARY & MARCH 2018 UK TOUR

WITH SPECIAL GUESTS
JARED JAMES NICHOLS AND THE BAD FLOWERS

PLANET ROCK 48-HOUR TICKET PRE-SALE
WEDNESDAY 25TH OCTOBER FROM: www.planetrock.seetickets.com
TICKETS ON SALE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC ON FRIDAY 27th OCTOBER
FROM www.myticket.co.uk

FEBRUARY 2018
22 – Brighton The Haunt
24 – London Islington Assembly Hall
25 – Manchester Club Academy
26 – Glasgow G2
28 – Newcastle Riverside

MARCH 2018
01- Nottingham Rescue Rooms
02 – Pontypridd Muni Arts Centre
03 – Birmingham O2 Institute2
04 – Sheffield Corporation
06 – Mar Chester Live Rooms
07 – Bristol The Fleece

Catch Our Interview With Jared Here : http://rocknloadmag.com/interview/jared-james-nichols-interview/

Catch Our Live Review Here : http://rocknloadmag.com/gigs/jared-james-nichols-live-review/

 

Jared James Nichols Online
Facebook | Twitter | Soundcloud | Spotify

 

 

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