Upon release in 2014, Jizzy Pearl’s EP ‘Crucified’ was incredibly well received by the online rock press, with many thinking it was the former Love/Hate frontman’s best work for a many a year. Although only a six tracker, it did indeed manage to capture a lot of the energies of his younger self, something probably amplified by a short playing time. With no room for filler, he really made an impression, so you’d think Pearl would’ve been keen to keep up the momentum and really capitalise on its success, but it took him almost four years to craft a follow up. Prior to release, he claimed that follow up, 2018’s ‘All You Need Is Soul’ had all the excitement of his former band’s ‘Blackout In The Red Room’ debut. Big talk indeed, but it seems that no matter how much time passes, that album is still very much the benchmark for everything that’s followed.
Best known as the front man for Love/Hate, Jizzy Pearl releases a new solo album ‘All You Need Is Soul’ in May, which will be accompanied by a full UK tour which includes four acoustic shows in addition to a run of full band gigs.
The second track to be released from the upcoming album, ‘You’re Gonna Miss Me When I’m Gone’ is already streaming on Spotify, but you can also check it out via the new video below.
Jizzy is scheduled to appear at London’s Camden Underworld on 13/5/2018 two days after the album’s release.
The album is Pearl’s first studio work since 2013’s ‘Crucified’ [full review here]
In terms of consistency Love/Hate kind of fizzled out after the release of the somewhat under-rated ‘Let’s Rumble’ in 1993. The band soldiered on for another six years (with varying line-ups, issuing another three records), but despite best efforts from those later years (and the band almost blowing Gilby Clarke off stage in London during a 2002 tour), for most people, Love/Hate will always be best-loved for the tunes on 1990’s ‘Blackout In The Red Room’ debut.