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Album Review

Jackson Square is the debut full-length from Hamilton, Ontario five-piece outfit Arkells. With a sound built around energetic indie rock mixed with a soulful Southern influence, not unlike early Maroon 5, Arkells made a splash in 2007 with their blazing single "Oh, the Boss Is Coming!" from their debut EP, Deadlines, and a year later Jackson Square continued in the same vein.

Customer Reviews

Worth your attention

Saw these guys at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver as the opening act for Matt Mays. I was so impressed, I bought their cd right away. You won't regret it. It's a solid effort from beginning to end, with "Ballad of Hugo Chavez" being the most radio-friendly track, I think. Still, there are lots of hooks to be found everywhere on the disk. I'll definitely be keeping an eye on these guys.

Not Surprised .

The first song i heard on the album was deadlines and it absolutly blew me away so when i decided to check into some other Arkells Junk, I wikied them, And was in no way at all surprised that they were Canadian!, Great Songs, Great Albums, Great Band

Great stuff

Saw these guys in Edmonton and loved them! They play an awesome live show. Album is great. These guys are on the way up!


Formed: 2006 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '00s, '10s

Juno Award-winning Canadian rockers Arkells, named after the Hamilton, Ontario street on which they rehearsed, formed in 2006. They self-released their debut EP, Deadlines, in 2007 before seeing it reissued the following year on the Canadian independent label Dine Alone. The band's first long-player, Jackson Square, arrived in 2008, and resulted in a 2010 Juno Award for New Group of the Year. It was followed in 2011 by their sophomore outing and major-label debut, Michigan Left, which earned the...
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  • $9.99
  • Genres: Rock, Music
  • Released: Jan 01, 2008
  • Parental Advisory

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