Jack Butler: Fit the Paradigm
From the tin-drum-roll opening of 'Hit It Out the Park, Son', there is a distinct energy to Jack Butler’s debut album 'Fit the Paradigm'. While some have likened this energy to early 80’s punk, I found this Stirling based four-piece band to sound more akin to Kaiser Chiefs, but with 50’s rockabilly flare.
Their music is powerful, yet superbly composed to never overwhelm Liam Kelly’s vocals, and maintains a vibrant energy throughout the album. While 'Hit It Out the Park, Son' was their debut single from this album, I found myself more taken by its follow-up,'Are You A Hustler?'.
Chris Lowdon (Guitar), Allan Conry (Bass), Greg Moodie (Drums/Percussion) all show a fine level of skill and versatility. This ensures that their music never becomes stale throughout this twelve track album, and maintains the listener's constant interest.
Although I am generally disinterested in indie-rock bands such as the Kaiser Chiefs, I found Jack Butler's energy, extraordinary talent, and impressive lyrics to make an impression. This is a great album that fans of this genre of music will love: even those that are not may appreciate this album. Give Jack Butler a chance, for you may even surprise yourself.