I’ve been excited about this new Jamie T track ever since wit was a wee “in progress” in my download cue earlier today. With the track on repeat, that excitement has only grown as I read the awesome lyrics and watched the rowdy video. “Sticks N Stones” is exactly what I want from my rock: a bouncy drum beat, ripping guitars, some “ahhhh ahhhhs” in the background, only mildly intelligible vocals, and a chorus that makes me want to sing along as I jump on my bed. Perfect. I will always remember the first time I heard Jamie T, I was sitting on the my couch in Shanghai watching Philippine MTV (no way China has their own MTV) and on came a video with monkeys playing house. It was great. It was “Sheila.” (The first version, not the awesome second one with Bob Hoskins.) I was hooked. Picking up the album, Jamie’s debut Panic Prevention, I was then treated to a few more fantastic jams.
Panic Prevention had some great highlights but was pretty uneven, a few tracks even feeling like unfinished demos. Listening to “Sticks N’ Stones” gives me quite a bit a faith in Jamie’s next LP, Kings and Queens, which drops in September.
https://www.theburningear.com/media/2009/07/Jamie-T-Sticks-N-Stones.jpg467467Brandonhttps://www.theburningear.com/media/2015/03/TBE-Header-Logo-2015-stack1.pngBrandon2009-07-14 06:50:232009-07-14 06:50:23Jamie T is about to rock us with Sticks N' Stones