Jody and the Jerms of Oxford England have published their third album, Wonder with the assistance of Mark Gardener’s team at OX4 Sound Studio. The lively, vivacious album has been chosen as the album of the week.
The indie/alt rock band assembled in the Summer of 2019 with Jody Jeger, Niall Jeger plus band members from The Anydays.
Guitarist Niall Jeger comments about the “Insatiable” single, “We recorded the guitars and drums with Mark Gardener at his OX4 Sound Studio almost as an afterthought following a long day of recording tracks for the Wonder album. We were about to call it a day, but we just kinda let rip with the guitar riff and a real nice and simple rock drum beat. But it wasn’t until Jody set the song’s direction with the lyrics that we know we had a really good single.”
I enjoy the upbeat music of Jody and the Jerms. The topics of the songs aren’t filled with rainbows and sunshine; however, the songs still have a positive tone. Some of my Favorite songs on the album are “The Harder I Try,” “Insatiable” and “Don’t Look Back.” Their music brings to mind The Go-Gos or The Bangles. The music also reminds me of the songs that Tracey Ullman recorded.
I love the song, “They Don’t Know.” It was my jam in 1983/84. Honestly, it’s still one of my favorite songs. If you are a fan of The Go-Gos, The Bangles or Tracey Ullman, you will love Jody and the Jerms. I wonder is there is a name for their fans. My suggestion would be Jerm-i-nation.
The ‘Wonder’ album is also on limited edition CD, digitally and on pretty pink vinyl. The album is available from music platforms, including Spotify, Apple Music and Bandcamp. Jody and the Jerms are currently touring the UK. Tickets can be ordered at https://jodyandthejerms.com/live.