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Up and down the UK, thousands of gig-goers have had their hair blown back by Jarpsy's powerful sound. From their sweat-box headline gigs in underground venues, to their time supporting sold out tours with the likes of Sticky Fingers, The Fratellis, and Danté Knows, the entire UK has been punched flush in the chest by the Mackem indie alt-rockers' massive stage show. This is due in no small part to the seasoned construction of their set, and their recognition that a massive opening song sets the tone for the show to come. That massive opening song, for several years now, has been known only as 'Opener', and lets crowds know the energy and swagger that Jarpsy will surely serve up until the minute they leave the stage. 'Opener' has found itself a new moniker - 'Scarper', a track slated by Jarpsy to drop into the Spring release radar on the 31ˢᵗ of March.

An ode to the cabin-fever felt by any and all trapped in the working class grind, as Jarpsy have often found themselves in their industrial home of Sunderland, 'Scarper' encapsulates the fruitless dreaming occurring in most all the minds imprisoned in such a Sisyphean existence. However, where this impotenct rage may fill others with despair and frustration, Jarpsy turn it into four minutes of high-energy alternative rock conceived to draw the raucous singing from the lungs of any packed gig.

Despite their recording efforts, Jarpsy pride themselves on being a band to be experienced live. Every song written and show played remind audiences of Jarpsy's effortless punch, energy and swagger, more than earning their reputation as purveyors of the loudest, bounciest and sweatiest gigs to come from the North-East in a generation. The true power of Jarpsy can only be found in the midst of a crowd of people, singing your heart out with a drink in your hand - a fact to which audiences the length and breadth of the UK can attest, everywhere from Newcastle's City Hall, to Glasgow's O₂ Academy, to Soho's Spice of Life.

The band did their rounds on the lesser-known festival circuit, but exploded into the major festival scene with a noteworthy set on the Discovery Stage at Hardwick Live in 2019. Despite being complete newcomers to the festival and lacking the big-name pull of other acts and the stage that day (Bloxx, Sports Team) the boys managed to go from a few stragglers from the previous set, to a crowd of over 600 people who they drew in with only their powerful sound.

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