London roots rocker Michael Jablonka recently released his insane new garage anthem ‘Flump’, and we are hooked. Born and bred in the capital, 27-year-old Jablonka has been gigging since the tender age of 14.
His powerful 21st-century take on bluesy indie-rock is proof that there’s still nothing to tingle the spine like soul-soused mastery of raw electric six-string. Gifted, intricate guitar skills belie the no-frills anthemic intent of his rootsy songs, two of which, ‘Peacefully’ and ‘I Found You’, were put out by Lost In The Manor Records in 2017 to considerable clamour.
Three minutes of thoroughbred rock’n’roll, ‘Flump’ displays the fierce edge to Michael Jablonka’s guitar playing channelled via an enormous riff; one that spits, crackles and mostly surges through the Londoner’s stunning new single. Partnered with a twisting vocal line drenched in harmony and attitude, ‘Flump’ is a superb example of the fertile ground at the intersection of rock dynamics and pop melody.
“It was a loose idea that developed at a rehearsal in my garage,” says Jablonka of the new single, practically defining the phrase ‘from tiny acorns’ in his modesty. “For some reason the riff reminded me of the flump marshmallow sweet,” he added. But, whatever the tune’s chewy origins, the flavourful final product is guaranteed to be as coveted as a Willy Wonka golden ticket…