On a Jakubi High

Subscribe to Forte Magazine

On a Jakubi High

There is no slowing down Jakubi. Whether they’re playing local dates or dates in the US and Canada, the five-piece feels the love of the whole room behind them. It wasn’t all that long ago when the band uploaded their first track to SoundCloud – around a year or so. Since then, the band has had reason to question whether their run hasn’t just been one long dream. For example, Perez Hilton, the celebrity gossip king, gave their track ‘Couch Potato’ a shout-out. Given Hilton has close to six million Twitter followers, it’s safe to say a lot of new people are discovering their sounds. A two-month tour of the US was about as good as it gets, with the band selling out shows in Chicago and San Francisco. For any band or artist to achieve such a thing is worthy of a thumbs-up, but for a band in their infancy it is something special. Further tours abroad is also on the cards, thanks to a deal with 7S Management in the US (home to American Authors and Dinosaur Jr.) – and Coda Agency (Disclosure, Robyn) for bookings in Europe. While they may love touring abroad, home is where their heart is. Torquay Hotel, Torquay – December 29.