Dedicated to the 306 British and Commonwealth soldiers shot at dawn during the Great War, Carl Barat & The Jackals‘ video for ‘Glory Days’ is a chilling reminder of the lack of glory involved in war. Steeped in darkness and a blatant condemnation of the glorification of the Great War, the scene in which Barat hides in a shed to escape the explosions rids the viewer of any notions that all deserters were cowards.
Fans of The Libertines, fear not, although not replicating the work Barat did in his time with them, Carl Barat & The Jackals have produced a song with a similar air to it as ‘What Became of the Likely Lads’ only darker. And much more mature. Like fine wine.
Carl Barat & The Jackals‘ debut album, Let It Reign, is set for release through Cooking Vinyl on February 13th.
Keep up with Carl Barat & The Jackals at: www.carlbaratandthejackals.com