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Interview: The Establishment

Published on April 25th, 2013 | Jonny Abrams

The Establishment release their debut single “Jennifer Jones” on Monday, and it’s not your average opening gambit: the accompanying video just so happens to feature cameos from former England footballers Les Ferdinand, Stuart Pearce, Teddy Sheringham and Des Walker (read this interview with Football Burp to find out how that all come about).

With an album, titled Veritas, set to follow on 15th July, Rocksucker caught up with the band’s guitarist Stuart Landon to find out a little bit more about it all…

Who is Jennifer Jones?

Jennifer Jones is a girl I went to school with. Her real name isn’t Jennifer Jones, I changed that! She’s a girl I fancied at school, then saw a few years later and she was a drug addict. I thought that was a real shame she’d gone that way because she’s a beautiful girl.

I thought that was as good a topic as any to write a song on. Write about what you know, that’s what they say the secret of songwriting is!

Is there a full album in the works?

The album’s done, yeah. We recorded it late last year and it was mixed just after Christmas by a guy called Adrian Bushby who mixed the last Foo Fighters and Muse records. It was produced by Matt Terry, who’s done The Enemy and The Noisettes, and Steve Cradock from Ocean Colour Scene and Paul Weller. The album’s finished now so it’ll come out in early July.

What music have you been enjoying so far in 2013? Or is there anything that’s not out yet that you’re particularly looking forward to?

I really like the new Ocean Colour Scene album – I’ve been a fan of them for a lot of years – and the new Bastille album’s great. James Skelly from The Coral has got a new band called James Skelly & The Intenders, I really like the new track they’ve put out.

Stuart Landon, thank you.

“Jennifer Jones” will be released on Monday, followed by the album Veritas on 15th July. For more information, please visit The Establishment’s official website.


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Editor of Rocksucker and the website's founder, Jonny is passionate about the music he listens to, both good and bad, as well as interviewing his favourite musicians.

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