Jack Rocks @ The Macbeth with Only Real and Twin Peaks

One of Shoreditch’s best loved pubs + Jack Daniels + NME + 2 hotly tipped bands = Jack Rocks at the Macbeth.

On Thursday night Only Real headlined the Jack Rocks night at The Macbeth. the gigs put on in collaboration with Spotify and NME are designed to showcase new talent as well as invite well known acts in for special sessions, there’s also workshops and Q&A’s running alongside the gigs.

Twin Peaks were announced as the support for Only Real at the last minute after playing a couple of successful shows in London during the week. I went along to their gig at Birthdays on Tuesday so already knew what to expect…although I couldn’t actually see them on Tuesday as the venue was so packed so it was an added bonus to be able to see and hear them at the Macbeth. Considering all the guys in the band are just 20 they sound like they’ve been playing together for years, their sound is tinged with 60’s psych, garage-rock but with a pop element, check out the single Flavor for a taster.



After running off between bands for a JD refill and to have a quick chat with Spector frontman Fred Macpherson – who proceeded to tell me I went to far too many gigs (yeah, he might have a point…) – when we got back the pub was packed full so we found a chair to stand on where we could just about see the top of Only Reals head (hence the absence of a photo)….we did find a graffiti tribute in the toilets though…

Only Reals summery tunes like ‘Cadillac Girl’ and ‘Cinnamon Toast’ transport us back to sun soaked festival fields, if you’re a fan of fellow wordsmith Jamie T or early 90’s Blur then definitely check him out! He’ll no doubt be selling out much bigger venues in the near future.



Read my full review from the gig over on the Artrocker site!


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