Newcastle alt-rockers Jango Flash make a scorching entrance with 'My Mercedes'


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Set to hit the road for their debut tour dates later this year, Newcastle alt-rock outfit Jango Flash have unveiled their scorching new effort - 'My Mercedes'.


Bustling with fuzzed-out, abrasive guitars - it's a good old lick of quality northern rock marking the first release from the five-piece since locking themselves away for twelve months of writing and recording.


Speaking on 'My Mercedes', frontman Jack Angus Golightly explains: “‘My Mercedes' was written as a dialogue between two best friends at bad places in their lives. My mum was a single mother travelling the world with my brother and working three jobs. Along the road she ended up in an oppressive relationship prior to meeting my dad, yet fortunately found the strength to kick back, protect my brother and get herself out of it. It was my mum’s friend that gave her the nickname “Mercedes” because she found elegance and strength in the way she carried herself through life. Whenever she writes to my mum she always starts with, “Dear my Mercedes”. So I opened the song like a letter, and finished the rest in a night.


This pandemic has ramped up the tension in people's lives to breaking point. Domestic abuse figures skyrocketed, and I ended up hearing horror stories from friends of mine. This is close to home and something that I wanted to discuss, because no one should have to live with abuse and should always have support to find strength and speak out.”