Dallahan’s frontman and founding member Jack Badcock has released his first solo piece of work. The singer and guitarist’s debut single Too Many Things came out on Friday 23rd October, his debut release sets the stakes high for a promising solo career. His decision to embark on a solo career was in response to him feeling more and more compelled to write material in the singer-songwriter style, rather than band-inspired compositions that had been his focus to date. Jack spoke with The Fountain about the track and what more to expect from him in 2020.
TF: You have a new single out, what can we expect from Too Many Things?
It’s a familiar sounding track, even if you’ve never heard it – it’s very singalong-able with a memorable chorus. The song wouldn’t seem out of place had it been written in the 50s and sung by Sinatra. The track features far more minimal instrumentation than Sinatra though, just DADGAD guitar, piano and snare drum, with some supporting vocals from the amazing Siobhan Miller.
TF: How would you sum up the track in one sentence?
A warm yet honest self-reflection.
TF: What is your plan for the remainder of the year, after this release?
I have one more single I’ve recorded which will come out before the end of this year. After that, I will possibly record some more music to be released next year. Apart from that, I’m currently seeking employment to survive until gigs can happen again!
TF: Where is your favourite venue for playing live, where is the next place you look most forward to gigging?
I’m not sure I have a favourite venue… it’s almost the least significant aspect of a gig that defines how good it is, after the sound, the audience, and how warmed up and energised you are. Consistently though, I love playing to audiences in Spain above anywhere else. It’s a bit like a Glaswegian audience, but usually very, very late at night, outdoors and warm and they’re usually far more numerous! As for the future, I have a couple of festivals dotted through the summer next year with my band Dallahan that were shifted forward from this year due to Covid. Very much looking forward to them, just hoping they can go ahead ok!