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The Public Call – Old James Street

The Public Call
It’s hard not to mention because it’s staring you right in the face, so let’s get it out of the way: The Public Call is a young band with an average age under 16. The band, who recently played at Liverpool’s Cavern Club all attend and met at St Anselms College in Birkenhead, are Adam Johnson on Lead Vocals and Rhythm Guitar, Peter Shield Lead Guitar, Ellie Goodall Bass, Jacob Arrowsmith Keyboard and Lucas McCoy on Drums.

Now, there are adolescent rock bands who do a high-energy thing that can’t help telegraphing their youth, but that’s not what The Public Call is about. In fact, if you listen to their melodic indie-pop on their debut single ‘Old James Street‘, to Adam with his emotive, heartfelt voice and the polished, stirring performance of the rhythm section (especially those lush keys) and the intelligent song structure, you would assume they were in their early to mid-twenties. They make you scramble for your history books to check how old the other famously young indie rockers were when they set out; people such as Paul Weller or Alex Turner – but they were more like 17 or 18 when they kicked off, weren’t they? Good luck to The Public Call and enjoy every moment of your music career.


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