Hailing from London…or at least somewhere near Camden, English singer-songwriter Mortimer Jackson is making scenes in the London indie-rock scene. While ‘Ghosts’ may be part of his solo project, Jackson is no stranger to the indie-rock/Britpop world. Having performed in bands from his school days, Jackson has played with The Lightening Seeds, Pilton Party, The Hold Steady and The Stereophonics. Actually, scratch that last one as it was cancelled because Kelly Jones hurt his arm fighting a bouncer.
After university, Jackson relocated to Fremantle, Wester Australia where he spent time writing material for a new project. Inspired by Merseybeat, he returned to the UK and formed a new band receiving critical acclaim from Gary Crowley (BBC Radio London) and performing at the Isle of Wight music festival. Following the birth of his son, Jackson decided to pursue a solo career defining a sound with his years of experience in different genres. The latest addition to his repertoire is ‘Ghosts’.
Reminiscent of Radiohead, Blur and Supergrass, ‘Ghosts’ is a simplistic, smooth and sophisticated track. Clever layering of instrumentation and vocals gives each element a predominance while seamlessly weaving into a comprehensive and haunting whole. Honing a distinctive sound, Jackson uses his experience and influences to create something intriguing and utterly unique.
Jackson also released an official music video for ‘Ghosts’ which can be seen on his YouTube page.