Carl Barat & The Jackals reveal Orwellian ‘A Storm Is Coming’ video – watch

Track features on The Jackals debut album 'Let It Reign'

Carl Barat & The Jackals have revealed the video for their new single ‘A Storm Is Coming’. See below to watch the video now.

The video is directed by long-term Libertines collaborator Roger Sargent and is described as having an “Orwellian inspiration” tackling the subject of the public’s manipulation by the mainstream media and the ways in which they “are controlled by being in a permanent state of fear and arousal.”


Speaking to NME, Barat said that working with The Jackals has seen him become “completely obsessed” with playing the guitar.

Barat appears in the new Albums of 2015 issue of NME, which is on newsstands now and available digitally, to speak about ‘Let It Reign’, the album he has written and recorded with The Jackals.

Earlier this week The Jackals announced a one-off London gig. The band will play a show at the Scala in London on April 15. The date follows a series of European and US dates, including shows at South By Southwest in Austin, Texas, in March.

Carl Barat & The Jackals’ debut LP, ‘Let It Reign’, will be released on February 16 on Cooking Vinyl. Recorded in LA and London, it was produced by Joby J Ford of The Bronx.

The ‘Let It Reign’ tracklisting is as follows:

‘Glory Days’
‘Victory Gin’
‘Summer In The Trenches’
‘A Storm Is Coming’
‘Beginning To See’
‘March Of The Idle’
‘We Want More’
‘War Of The Roses’
‘The Gears’
‘Let It Rain’
‘The King Is Me’ (iTunes Bonus Track)


Carl Barat & The Jackals will play:

London Scala (April 15)

Meanwhile, Barat has been writing the third Libertines album with Pete Doherty. He recently returned from writing sessions in Thailand, stating that he’s “proud of what [they’ve] written so far.”

The Libertines are nominated in the NME Awards 2015 with Austin, Texas. Visit our awards page to cast your vote on who you want to win You can also buy tickets for the awards ceremony which takes place at London’s O2 Academy Brixton on 18 February.