Artist info

Genre

Indie, Rock


Sounds like

Split Enz, The Clash, radiohead


band members

cayle-vocals and guitar, jamie-keys, will-drums, andy-bass, jake-guitar


Influences

Radiohead, New Order, Custard, Broken Social Scene, Portishead, The Smiths


Bio

United by a love of Radiohead and New Order, Wilfred Jackal began as a group of high school friends getting together and honing their chops playing everything from Queen to Alice Cooper to Babyshambles and the Beastie Boys. In 2008, after a lineup change that brought some old friends into the fold, the band began to really develop its sound: tight, infectious, hook-laden pop, driven by big guitars and pulsating keys and underpinned by a razor-sharp rhythm section, with lead singer Cayle Stephens' powerful voice front and centre. In 2009, What Is (And Will Never Be), one of the band's first singles, gained the band some notice, with Inpress calling it 'one of the sweetest power pop tunes of the year so far' and Sydney radio station FBi making the band their Unsigned Artist of the Week. Since then, Wilfred Jackal's dynamic, energetic, hook-laden sound has seen the band pick up shows alongside Yves Klein Blue, Howl, The Last Dinosaurs, Bertie Blackman, Miami Horror, Money for Rope and Grafton Primary.

Review

Reviewed by Caz Tran Caz Tran

29 May 2011

Triple J
40

This has an easy to love melody that had me whistlin' along instantly; that it tow with Cayle's sweetly soaring voice will coax you into this song's darker corners. Makes for a top notch listen.

This has an easy to love melody that had me whistlin' along instantly; that it tow with Cayle's sweetly soaring voice will coax you into this song's darker corners. Makes for a top notch listen.

Review

Reviewed by tommyfaith Tommy Faith

14 Mar 2012

Triple J
40

A really strong offering. A little Radiohead falsetto going on doesn't hurt at all. Though I like Rooms, I thought this was the stronger of the two. Atmospheric and tight, there's no sound hovering without a purpose.

A really strong offering. A little Radiohead falsetto going on doesn't hurt at all. Though I like Rooms, I thought this was the stronger of the two. Atmospheric and tight, there's no sound hovering without a purpose.