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Ammanford, Wales (2000-2005)

Jarcrew (active 2001-2005) was a post-hardcore electronica noise band from Ammanford, South Wales. Hopping from genre to genre in much the same way you would switch channels on a television, the band released a highly innovative and provocative body of work before unfortunately disbanding in 2005 due to their drummer, Rhodri Thomas, becoming a Jehovah’s Witness just as the band were in the process of recording their second album (none of this material was ever released).

While Jarcrew received much critical acclaim, they never quite crossed over into the mainstream. Influential music magazine’s such as Drowned In Sound, Rock Sound, Kerrang!, Metal Hammer, Classic Rock magazine, amongst others, all featured the band and heaped praise on them. Jarcrew even garnered favourable reviews from national newspeapers such as The Mirror, The Guardian & The Express, who all acknowledged the band’s incredibly creativity, originality and potential They were also featured in The Times newspaper’s ‘Bands to Watch for 2004’ feature.

Radio support came from BBC Radio 1 in Wales, BBC 6Music and XFM, featuring live sessions, festival performances & spot plays for thier much touted single ‘Paris & The New Math’ - which spent over a month in the Top 10 on MTV2’s video chart (with the show’s presenter Zane Lowe attempting to copy lead singer Kelson’s infamous on-stage dance moves - and failing!).


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  • mattoy666

    Saw these guys in Exeter Cavern years ago and have never actually bought their music. I'm gonna get it though, cos I still remember them being fucking brilliant. Bit of a lame reason to disband!

    6 Sep 2011 Reply
  • Conductorsmusic

    Jarcrew were something else, was listening to them today, we stock their album at Tangled Parrot Records, Carmarthen! Big Love x

    28 Jun 2011 Reply
  • shaymatt

    Bought the album after seeing them support someone (Biffy?) years ago at the Fleece in Bristol. Listened to it twice in 7 years. Listened to it again last summer and realised what I'd missed out on...

    29 Jan 2011 Reply
  • EavesTreasure

    Kelson leaves future of the left....come on REFORM BABY!!

    27 May 2010 Reply
  • Ryudo

    Come back? ;_;

    18 Jun 2009 Reply
  • jonaschrist

    The album is fantastic, didn't really expect this kind of sound (backtracking from FOTL)! Glad I bought it though, especially considering it was in the 3 for £10 pile in a cheap record store...

    25 Apr 2009 Reply
  • Grizz

    yup a reform would be nice, can't believe how unappreciated they are. Ahead of their time

    23 Mar 2009 Reply
  • SionedGoch

    Please reform Jarcrew, you are the best live band I've ever seen!

    15 Feb 2009 Reply
  • shaaarpie

    The truth shall be revealed soon...

    12 Nov 2008 Reply
  • jenna_loves_you

    I used to obsess over these around 2003/2004. Good live. I enjoyed Kelson's spazzy dancing.

    23 Oct 2008 Reply
  • EavesTreasure

    Sob. I wish they'd release the 'lost' sessions.

    21 Sep 2008 Reply
  • The_Cole_Train

    They disbanded because their drummer becme a Jehovah's witness? That's so unbelievably gay!

    7 Jun 2008 Reply
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    28 Nov 2007 Reply
  • Caribou

    only 471 listeners? bloody hell.

    4 Apr 2007 Reply
  • AvexJohn

    The single best band in the history of the world.

    5 Mar 2007 Reply
  • chickrocksteady

    posthardcore electronica NOISE ahahah what is that supposed to be it is utterly false

    17 Jan 2007 Reply
  • SionedGoch

    Well done gojolleygo. Only 3 votes needed now.

    3 Aug 2006 Reply
  • gojolleygo

    I voted yes :)

    2 Aug 2006 Reply
  • SionedGoch

    Ok, thanks sharpie. 4 votes now, can we get some of our mates to vote 'yes' d'you reckon?

    24 Jul 2006 Reply
  • SionedGoch

    Only 3 'yes' votes so far but not one from you shaarpie.

    19 Jul 2006 Reply
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