Whispering Jackie burst out of the Sydney DIY scene in early 2016, playing music that’s honest and full of reckless abandon. Fronted by Sare Jackie the trio’s pronounced 90s sound is a mixture of punk, garage and grunge reminiscent of Magic Dirt, Sonic Youth and Hole. The band’s strong lyrical message and dynamic live performance have made them a favourite on the local Sydney punk-rock scene.
In late 2016, Whispering Jackie released their debut, Social Isolation featuring singles Casino Mate and My Phone. Both tracks gained the band solid rotation on 4ZZZ in Brisbane and FBi in Sydney as well as Unearthed radio online. Of Casino Mate, Triple J’s Josh Merriel (short.fast.loud) said “…I feel that is the essence of punk rock. This is ruthless. Nice one!”.
Following the positive response to Social Isolation and a run of successful live shows, the band returned to the studio mid-2017 to record their second release For The Moment. Breaking Up This Time, is the first single from the record. Telling the story of a toxic relationship, Breaking Up This Time shows off the band’s evolved sound since Social Isolation. It’s bigger and faster paced, both products of their hard work on the live music scene.