Jessica’s Brother release their first ever track “Overnight Horror” on the 29th of December, ahead of their full length debut album in the spring of 2018.
Jessica’s Brother first started playing together in October 2016 when Jonny Helm (drums, also of The Wave Pictures) asked Charlie Higgs (bass, previously of Ramshackle Union Band) to come and play some songs written by Tom Charleston (Jessica’s Brother). The trio clicked immediately, and just 9 months later recorded the album with Laurie Sherman at The Cube and with Darren Hayman. A few friends joined them in the studio, including Dan Mayfield on violin (Enderby’s Room) and Paul Rains on guitar and slide guitar (Allo Darlin’ / Tigercats).
There are themes of joy, anger, silliness. The characters change, the instruments clamber over each other in a small room. Their shared influences include Silver Jews, Jason Molina, Richard Thompson and Neil Young.
Tom Charleston describes Overnight Horror as “a fever-dream about the corruption of greed and the ill-fated pursuit of material over family and friends. It is a dark story, told by a delirious man who’s left haunted by what he’s done”.
A full length album is due on Fika Recordings in 2018.