'Modern Jazz With a Heavy Rock Edge'' - BBC Radio Scotland
Animal Society is a riotous new sound in UK jazz, somewhere in the void between Rage Against The Machine, Pat Metheny and EST. Ringleader Joe Williamson, guitarist and winner of Young Scottish Jazz Musician Of The Year 2018, presents bold new music – 21st-century electric jazz with the uncompromising power of a stadium rock band.
The band's debut EP, ‘RISE’ makes a strong statement, with a sound rich in detail and full of warmth and character, with towering riffs and hook-driven melodies front and centre. Their exciting live shows are full of joyful musical interplay and soaring improvisations, by 5 musicians at the forefront of the new wave of Scottish jazz.