- 08 Sep 16
Triumphant return from likely lad emoter
What a fuss Jamie Treays has created with his recent critique of Brexit and the “despicable” politicians who facilitated the UK holding a shotgun to its figurative shin and pulling the trigger. “We’ve just been through something as a country, where the most interesting part to me was the despicable way politicians acted,” he said. “It’s become very clear to a lot of people just how much spin is involved in all this shit.”
The same impotent rage crackles throughout the Londoner’s fourth album – a project by turns raw, frustrated and seething with angst. At its best, the fury drives songs of striking passion and insight, such as the single ‘Power Over Men’ – a high-kicking commentary on how women are perceived and treated in society – and the earlier ‘Tin Foil Boy’, an explosive confessional strip lit with metal guitars.
Treays opened up to Hot Press recently about his ongoing struggles with panic attacks – one of the reasons he disappeared from music in the five years leading to previous long-player, Carry On The Grudge.