The Unwavering Intrigue of Jack Berry


Some years ago, Jack Berry performed their first gig at a Battle of the Bands competition in an underground bar in Dunedin to a small, drunk crowd. 

After their first song, on an otherwise ordinary night, it was quickly evident there was something spicy about Jack Berry - the strange concoction of hip-hop, acrobatic baselines, autotune vocals, romance and for lack of a better term, ‘surf’ rock. 

It was like some strange, unknown potion, equally delicious as it was peculiar. We were all left sweaty and dumbstruck. Two weeks later they went on to win the competition. No one was surprised.

Years later, after several laps of the country playing shows, sparking countless dance-floor romances and amassing an enthused following, Jack Berry has cemented themselves as some kind of force to be reckoned with. 

The music has been slow to come since their fateful debut in Dunedin, but worry not. Dummy Side A is out featuring two tracks: HOLLYWOOD and SATURDAY. 

And there’s more to come. Side B comes out in mid-June. Bloody good. In the meantime, enjoy a cheap red and get Dummy Side A on your speakers.

Sam Fraser-Baxter