Mortimer Jackson returns with new single Ghosts
“Fiery guitars create a place for hooks to thrive and really dig into their trance” — New Noise Magazine
“Rife with attitude, grit and passion” — Xune Mag
“Full of swagger that you'd expect from an Oasis track, but with some 'Southern' accents and some extra attitude.” — It's All Indie
“The real deal” — Original Rock
“She Was Born On Mars is a trippy, celestial galaxy of 60s psychedelia meeting modern indie rock” — Composer's Toolbox
After receiving airplay from Radio legend Steve Lamacq on his 6music Recommends show, Mortimer Jackson returns with new single Ghosts, dropping on 18th September 2020. Mixed and mastered by Grammy nominated Robert Harder (David Byrne & Brian Eno, Babyshambles), Ghosts has beats, bass and haunting strings reminiscent of early Portishead with guitars inspired by Radiohead’s In Rainbows.
Jackson was born in the Big Smoke (somewhere near Camden), and raised listening to Bob Dylan & Chuck Berry in the foothills of Glastonbury. It was here that he landed his second ever gig - his Britpop inspired school band having been hand-picked by Michael Eavis to play the now infamous Pilton Party supporting the Lightning Seeds and Gomez. The following year going on the play the festival itself.
At Uni Jackson found himself in a new band, with appearances on Soccer AM, MTV and Radio 1 to name but a few, touring with The Hold Steady, and even getting invited to play XFM’s 10-year anniversary party supporting The Stereophonics, until disaster struck and Kelly Jones hurt his arm fighting with a bouncer, their pinnacle gig was cancelled!
After Uni, Jackson moved to Fremantle, Western Australia, where he wrote material for his next project. Inspired by Merseybeat, he returned to London and assembled a new band, which was well received by the likes of Gary Crowley, also earning a slot at the Isle of Wight festival.
Since the birth of his son, Jackson has decided to go solo, honing the sounds and influences he has acquired over the years - Ghosts is a perfect example of this. In addition to the approval of Steve Lamacq, his first few tracks have also earned recognition and support from New Noise Magazine and BBC Radio Wales.