Lieutenant Jam

A Scottish/Australian, South Korean, Mexican and South African form Melbourne grungy rock party band Lieutenant Jam. Lieutenant Jam are a kaleidoscope full of mouth watering genres ranging from the punk origins of NOFX and the Clash, the grunge of Nirvana and with lyrics in the style of The Libertines and the Arctic Monkeys.
The sound warrior band consist of 3 songwriters and an artist. A Robert Plant vocal ranging singer, a jazz guitarist, metal/latin drummer and a killer bass player combine to smash it up on stage, launch the odd obscenity and dad joke while doing what they love most. Belting out distorted soundwaves. The band prides itself on creating the wild House Party on Wheels Festival it runs with over 40 bands smashing it out in people’s living rooms and venues.

Lieutenant Jam consists of Anthony Ross on lead vocals, Joel Melbourne on lead guitar, SaintJohn Simpson on Bass and Fernando Castaneda on drums.

The band’s reputation is building after playing over 70 shows since 2012. They have performed at Glastonbury 2013, St.Kilda Festival 2014, Sydney Rd St Festival 2014, Melbourne Fringe Festival 2014 and Darebin Music Feast in 2012. They have created 6 renegade music festivals entitled ‘House Party on Wheels’ over 2 years with 25-45 bands playing at each. Lieutenant Jam have played at establishments such as The Espy, Cherry Bar, The Evelyn, Ding Dong Lounge, The Vineyard, Revolver, The Workers Club, 303, Pony, The Toff, The Tote, The Brunswick Hotel, The Reverence. They have also toured Hobart, Adelaide and the UK.

‘Jealousy is Dumb but I Want You in My Bed’ will be the first single of three released by Lieutenant Jam in 2014, recorded by their close friend and sound engineer Nigel from Fedora Productions. The song’s film clip will be made in London by Tom McMahon who has worked on videos with Ghetts, Young O & Scorcher, Robin Thicke and Pharrell to name a few and close friend Ben Van Leeuwman. After the release of their first album ‘When I Say Jump’ in 2012, the band has focused on time in the studio, song writing ,touring and on their live set.

The band’s diverse writing styles come from Anthony’s (a soon to be film director) narrative writing within his lyrics, Joel’s English influenced rhymes within rock (Also a triple R band booker) and Fernando’s metal inspired technical wizardary within rock. SJ covers the art department.

The singles will celebrate the band’s 2 year anniversary. The 3 upcoming tracks feature special guests from the bands Vision St, Avantair, Slowjaxx and His Cosmik Love Orkestra and Damn That River with a horn section, harmonicas and backing vocals.

The band has featured on indie100.com, Triple R 3RRR FM, Inpress, Beat Magazine and high figures on tripleJ Unearthed and Reverb Nation.

From 2014 the band hope to feature on Pitchfork, 6 Music, Triple J and tour world renowned music festivals year after year.

Here’s a little teaser of the upcoming EP

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