Carl Barat and The Jackals release debut single as free download

Ahead of the first of three sold-out shows at London's Alexandra Palace with The Libertines, Carl Barat has released the first single from his new band Carl Barat and The Jackals.

Glory Days, the first taste of the quartet’s as-yet-untitled debut album, is now available from the band’s official website as a free download.

Recorded in Los Angeles by Joby J. Ford, guitarist with acclaimed LA punks The Bronx, the song can also be heard below.

“I actually started making this record solo, but the long and short of it is I just didn’t like my own company,” says Barat. “I was lucky, because I found a bunch of people who genuinely fit together as a gang.”

The Carl Barat and The Jackals album is scheduled for a 2015 release via Cooking Vinyl.

Paul Brannigan
Contributing Editor, Louder

A music writer since 1993, formerly Editor of Kerrang! and Planet Rock magazine (RIP), Paul Brannigan is a Contributing Editor to Louder. Having previously written books on Lemmy, Dave Grohl (the Sunday Times best-seller This Is A Call) and Metallica (Birth School Metallica Death, co-authored with Ian Winwood), his Eddie Van Halen biography (Eruption in the UK, Unchained in the US) emerged in 2021. He has written for Rolling Stone, Mojo and Q, hung out with Fugazi at Dischord House, flown on Ozzy Osbourne's private jet, played Angus Young's Gibson SG, and interviewed everyone from Aerosmith and Beastie Boys to Young Gods and ZZ Top. Brannigan lives in North London and supports The Arsenal.