DIN OF ECSTASY COPYRIGHT 2015
Singer, songwriter and storyteller Jinder returned in 2015 with his ninth album, ‘Traditional Dark’ and an extensive digital reissue campaign featuring deluxe editions of his entire back catalogue, remastered and expanded, featuring over 40 previously unheard bonus tracks.
Since 2001’s debut release ‘The Dusty Roads EP’, Jinder has carved a reputation as a craftsmanlike songwriter and dynamic live performer, counting amongst his fans the likes of Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys, country rocker Ryan Adams and indie pop colossi Coldplay, who were so enamoured of Jinder’s early work that they flew him to New York City in 2003 to provide the entertainment at their Madison Square Garden aftershow party.
Stints as frontman of Sony BMG artists The Mercurymen and a solo deal with Universal Records followed, and the years from 2005 to 2012 saw Jinder release a number of critically acclaimed albums such as Willow Park, I'm Alive, Postcards From Valonia and Nine Cents From Benelux.
After the release of 2012's much loved 'Crumbs Of Comfort', Jinder took a sabbatical from recording to start a family and write his next album, which eventually became 2015's 'Traditional Dark', a bleak and idiosyncratic treatise on love, death and hope which sounded unlike anything else released that year.
Recorded entirely to tape in a remote cottage in West Dorset, ‘Traditional Dark’ runs the gamut from noir folk music (opening track ‘New Maps Of Hell’) to existential rock (first single ‘Boil The World’) and beyond.
If you buy one singer/songwriter album this year, make it 'Traditional Dark' by Jinder.