Through your ears, deep in your mind, down in your heart, in a way you never knew you wanted, Jaala will caress you and Jaala will entice you. Like the roots of a tree, Jaala is ever growing, pruned only by themselves and never by the expectations of the public. Like a pair of crappy old jeans you have unstitched and restitched, always working to make them the best goddam pair of jeans you ever imagined in your wild little noggin. Intricately decorated and lovingly crafted, this music comes from a place of deep focus and care.
In 2015 Jaala released their debut album ‘Hard Hold’ to critical acclaim both nationally and internationally. We could sit here talking about Pitchfork’s glowing review or how JJJ featured the album, but all that is in the past and Jaala are in the now. Google is available if you are curious about these achievements.
Since the release of Hard Hold they have transformed into a completely new animal, not only stylistically but literally. The addition of Carolyn Schofield (synth) of Fia Fiell fame has moved the band towards a more haunting, dreamy experimental pop movement as opposed to the guitar shredding melt-your-face prog rock vibes of yesteryear. Vocalist/guitarist Cosima Pay and drummer/genius Maria Moles stand firm with their intricately woven telepathy. The ornate and ever flowing creativity is still ubiquitous, only it feels different now, rather than falling down a beautiful waterfall into a pit of demons that become your mates, it’s more like your feet have been confiscated at the same time as you’ve been given the ability to fly. Cop a feel in 2018 when their new album ‘Joonya Spirit’ is unleashed upon the world in all it’s untouchable glory.