Jay Jay Pistolet was a bit of a crooner. With a (dare I say) sultry voice and vibrato, the singer-songwriter added a bit of sweetness to the London folk scene. To my immense sadness, Jay Jay (real name Justin Hayward-Young) retired his moniker last year with only vague statements about new projects and directions.
For Folk’s Sake has finally revealed Justin’s new ‘project’: a London-based rock band called the Vaccines. Their first track, “If You Wanna”, is already being hyped in the UK by Zane Lowe (Radio 1) and more. I must say, it’s pretty darn catchy.