Welcome to Life In Sound, a new feature on Click Music discovering, documenting and sound-scaping those in the music industry. Today we catch up with Mortimer Jackson, ex Steers and Lightwings singer making a solo return with his first single of 2019 ‘The Trigger.’
‘The Trigger’ is his fourth single. A song painted with dabs of Oasis and a splash of Miles Kane, it starts with a stuttering riff reminiscent of early Blur before erupting into a jangly Chorus of 00s euphoria. The first release from his songbook this year, and the first of many to come.
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What is your name?
What do you do?
Where are you from?
Describe yourself in four words?
Honest, Perceptive, Sociable & Creative
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The last song you played?
The last song I listened to was ‘Sick Holiday’ by Danny Goffey, the last song I played was ‘The Trigger’!
The last band you saw?
The first album you fell in love with?
Definitely Maybe by Oasis
Your tracks have infectious guitar riffs. If you could steal a riff from another song and make it your own, which song would it be from?
Hundred Mile High City by Ocean Colour Scene
Your latest single ‘The Trigger’ already sounds like a classic. If it could be placed into any film soundtrack, which film would it be?
I think the trumpet section could work quite well in Pulp Fiction!
You can have four people over for dinner. Who would you invite?
Gordon Ramsay, Frank Skinner, Noel Gallagher & James O’Brien
A song which reminds you of home?
‘Naked’ by Reef
You’ve toured across the whole of the UK…
1) Which city is your favourite?
2) Which venue is your favourite?
Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Is there a song you like that you probably shouldn’t?
‘Superstar’ by Jamelia
Which new bands are you listening to right now?
Our Girl, Lady Bird, Barns Courtney
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