We’re pleased to bring you the premiere of JABBA’s new music video for their song “Mathlete” (watch it below). The track is taken from the band’s forthcoming debut album Vice, which is scheduled to be released through Loyal Blood Records on July 19, 2017.
The band comment on the song: “‘Mathlete’ is all about math skills and troubled times. Hard work and uphill battles. Tough times and algebra.”
Commonly known as “the only rock band in Tromsø,” JABBA originally hails from the rural town of Sørreisa and have fought their way through the harsh street life of this unforgiving northern settlement with loads of perseverance and struggle. After 10 years of backbreaking labor they are now finally ready to release their debut album Vice.
Vice offers up 8 tracks full of torrential rolling drums and heavy distorted bass that truly sound like the bastard offspring between Motörhead and Melvins. It’s a boisterous and adventurous record just as indebted to sludge and punk as it is to power pop or alternative rock. You could say JABBA’s inspirations are many and wide, from Black Sabbath to ZZ Top, from Big Black to Primus, however their sound can be summarized in just three words: loud, harsh and riotous.