JAMAICA SCREAM – RELEASES ‘MAD FOR YOU’
Hailing from Perth, this high-energy indie rock act has just released a startling new track,
Mad For You that blends a raw, unapologetic guitar-driven style with a deeply resonating social commentary that defies expectations. Fronted by Dom Muscadere, a seasoned musician with years of writing and performing experience behind him, Jamaica Scream’s sound is full yet idiosyncratically searing, reaching into the past for musical references yet with its foot firmly planted in the sound of today’s all-encompassing rock genre.
With an evocative beginning, Mad For You begins, ushering the verses which are built around Dom’s stirring low tones. The groove is laid back though possess an intrinsic frenetic aspect, with performances all-round helping to create this level of high intensity. There are marvellously subtle background vocal parts throughout, which ebb and flow around the melodic lines and the dynamic instrumentation. When the chorus arrives it is suitably strong and bold, reaffirming the slow blistering power of the track.
The production accurately reflects a band in the throes of a spell-binding performance, with the lead vocal placed at the centre yet not too overpowering, never to such a degree that it removes any momentum from the rising vigour of the band. One of the most significant aspects of this record is the subject matter. It is a poignant and stark reminder of what many in our community have to deal with; the scourge of addiction. The song’s meaning and message are outlined by Dom in this moving explanation:
‘In this world, many families are touched and tragically affected by the scourge of hard-drugs often leaving a trail of destruction not only to the victim but to their extended family, friends work colleagues. The purpose of the song and the message is simply to convey; don’t do drugs. Don’t fall in love with the addiction that will take your soul and kill you from the inside’. Mad For You will no doubt help expand Jamaica’s Scream’s profile beyond their home town, with its effective amalgamation of a heart-felt social conscience with impassioned indie rock.