Getting To Know... Jersey Calling

Following on from their explosive comeback LP 'Punk Rock Retirement' in 2020, US outfit Jersey Calling are back once again to deliver their hotly-tipped new studio album 'Paranormal Security'.

Featuring the previously shared anthem 'Gods & Cowboys', this new ten-track collection makes for a thunderous return to form for the group. Jam-packed with fresh and dynamic punk energy, soaring aesthetics, and some killer hooks layered throughout, 'Paranormal Security' continues to cement them as one of the more exciting names on the scene right now.

So with the new album available to stream now, we sat down with them to find out more about their origins and what has been inspiring them most lately.


What was the first instrument you fell in love with?

My first instrument was the trumpet in 4th grade, but once I got a guitar in 11th grade, that became my first real passion. I loved playing and singing along to my favorite songs in my parent’s basement.

What kind of music did you love when you were younger?

I started listening to ska and punk music while I was in high school in the 90s. The incorporation of horns into upbeat music with electric guitar was my favorite sound, so bands like Less Than Jake quickly became my favorite.

What was the first album you remember owning?

In 4th grade, I had a crush on Mariah Carey and played her album “Music Box” on repeat.

What is the one song you wished you could have written yourself?

This is a tough one. Sean wrote a bunch of songs for the new album, and I think they’re all phenomenal. Particularly, I think “Backseat Driver” and “The Things Life Leaves Behind” are some of his best work. Another band I was in growing up, called Pullout!, had a song called “Godzilla vs. The American Dream,” which I think is pretty close to a perfect punk song — the frontman of that band, Edd, wrote it, and I definitely wish I could take credit for it.

Do you have any habits or rituals you go through when trying to write new music?

I tend to hyper-fixate on a song once I start writing it, so I’m sure caffeine plays a big role, as does ignoring other tasks in my life, lol.

Who are your favourite artists you have found yourself listening to at the moment?

I still love punk music, and I think NOFX is my favorite band. I also love Frank Turner and his brand of “grown-up punk” music that infuses folk, storytelling, and raw emotion.


Jersey Calling's new album 'Paranormal Security' is available to stream now. Check it out in the player below.