They Say Jump
A sensual and melodic blend of Latin brass sections, reggae tones and drum ‘n’ bass rhythms
Fresh from supporting The Wailers on their UK tour in March this year, They Say Jump are CaLM ’17’s perfect headliners. Characterised by a sensual and melodic blend of Latin brass sections, reggae tones and drum ‘n’ bass rhythms, They Say Jump’s newest release is a tonic of genres and inspirations. Pulling various influences from the chilled reggae textures of Bob Marley, to the dicey rhythms of ska bands like The Specials and The Police, They Say Jump are ready-made for the Main Stage at CaLM and are guaranteed to get you dancing.
The band have gained a favourable reputation for their energetic and lively gig performances, and they have translated this wild energy into their new EP. Lead single ‘Can’t Chase Me’ is a swarm of off-beat reggae guitars, latin horns and pounding drums. Setting the tone for the rest of the EP, ‘Can’t Chase Me’ reflects the vast array of influences that the band incorporates into their music. Switching things up from fast-paced dance anthems like ‘Can’t Chase Me’ to the slower, more melodic tracks like ‘Reggae Music’ and ‘Twilight’, the fusion troop are both expressive and versatile in their musical style and abilities.
Forming in 2010 and originally fronted by alternative soul singer Kwabs, They Say Jump are now made up of Adrian Benn on vocals, Rhys Owen on saxophone, Ben Pearce on guitar, Sam Edgington on bass guitar, Luke Allwood on keys, Jackson Mathod on trumpet, and Mike Clowes on drums. Bringing together a passion for music of all cultures, they have garnered a strong London following from their passionate and energetic live shows, including spots at Secret Garden Party, the Brixton Hootenanny, and Wilderness Festival. Following their initial live success, They Say Jump released their debut album, ‘One Hundred Summers’, in September 2013, and were subsequently touted as “ones to watch” by Harper’s Bazaar Magazine.