Jules and the Jinks is a band that unabashedly wears their influences on their sleeves. A little 50's rock n roll, a little soul, a little classic rock, a little R&B, lots of tenor sax. Add a tight rhythm section and the inimitably powerful vocals of lead singer Julissa Lopez, and you get their debut self-titled EP.
NEW MUSIC: SPRING IS FINALLY HERE! GET ON THE NEW SINGLE FROM JULES AND THE JINKS: "NO COMPROMISE!" #SOUNDCHECK – AFROPUNK
It's almost warm enough to share the debut single from Bronx quintet Jules and The Jinks. "On this last day of April," Jules and The Jinks sing over an irresistible breezy guitar lick. This is a song that deserves to be blaring from car speakers while driving through borough blocks. Tight, fun, and oh! that horn breakdown. "No Compromise" is better than a subterranean marmot in Pennsylvania seeing his shadow. Spring is here, friends. It's here. Get on this.
On Friday, June 26th, the famous Joe’s Pub in NYC hosted two very talented, upcoming bands: Cross Culture, and Jules & The Jinks. You might recall my previous Spotlight features on Jules & The Jinks, but Cross Culture was new to me, and new to EST. 1997! It was an energetic and eclectic night thanks to both unique bands.
“On [the] last day of April” an indie, genre-less band based in New York City, Jules and the Jinks debuted the video to their first single “No Compromise.” The song, written by lead singer Julissa Lopez and band member Erik Rosenberg, tells the story of a couple striving toward love despite all odds.
Every once in a while you find yourself propelled into a musical universe that didn’t exist for you just moments before. But just a few notes in you get it. You get the vibe. You sense where the music is going, feel familiar with the songs even though it is actually new to your ears. Right away you get a feeling as a listener you are witnessing something you want to nurture and support, however small the contribution might be. These are exactly the feelings I had last month when I came across a new band to my ears-Jules & The Jinks.