When Jagwar Ma released their much-loved debut album 'Howlin' back in 2013, it was riding a wave of buzz from other psych-dance outfits all over the world, from Hercules And Love Affair to Azari & III. But with that scene fading fast, Jagwar Ma have looked for a newer direction for their latest release 'Every Now And Then', and it sounds like something most people in the UK will remember from a while back.
Since Jagwar Ma ended up becoming more popular in Britain than their home-country of Australia, it seems that this new record pays a great deal of homage to the indie-rave crossover of the early 90s. A great deal of tracks have that overarching feel of Stone Roses or Happy Mondays about them, except with a far more beefed up electronic element. The result is a stunning harmony of past and present influences that ends up becoming something completely new entirely.
And what's even better is that it follows their debut brilliantly, matching the sounds of the time into something that will get you on your feet and dancing about the place. Playful and enjoyable throughout, 'Every Now And Then' is certainly bringing the joy back into their psychedelic style.