The Jerry Cans consider themselves a band of the North, and if you look on a map, to see where their home city if Iqaluit is, you’ll understand. Located on Baffin Island in Frobisher Bay, Iqaluit has a population of close to eight thousand people. Perhaps it’s coming from such a small and isolated part of the world that helps explain how the five piece band managed to find such a unique sounds.
The group’s songs carry a huge sound, full of orchestral flourishes; swooning violin, accordion and throat singing meld seamlessly with the rock and roll foundation to create tracks that can be lush and vibrant, or hard-hitting and powerful. The lyrics switch between English and Inuktitut.
“On the Rocks” has a wide-sweeping scope, with the throat singing and emotional vocals giving it a haunting quality. “Havava”‘s melancholy post punk guitar line crescendos into a howling folk rock chorus, and latest single “SOS” (from their upcoming album Echoes, dropping May 15th) rides a Celtic violin melody towards a dramatic choral arrangement on the chorus. The drums provide brash clashes that evoke being caught into a storm on the sea.
The Jerry Cans‘ music embodies the snow covered northern city they harken from, and captivates with its daring melodies unique voice as a band. This is a band that could easily conquer festivals and build a name for themselves worldwide.
Discover them in our Bad Ass Break-Outs Playlist below: