Firebrand singer-songwriter Cobain Jones releases his third track from his latest EP, titled Endless Chapters, it is produced by Manic Street Preachers frontman James Dean Bradfield and it joins the other two tracks ‘Realistic Dreams’ and Bob Marley cover ‘Coming In From The Cold’

They say “never meet your heroes” but that doesn’t seem to be the case with Cobain, who cites The Manics’ alongside The Beatles as his two favourites!

After covering ‘If You Tolerate This Then Your Children Will Be Next’ a few years ago the video garnered more than 45,000 views and brought him to the attention of the Manics’ themselves, James Dean Bradfield got in touch and offered his services as a producer, making Cobain the first artist he has worked with in 20 years having previously produced for pop royalty Kylie Minogue as well as Northern Uproar and pop duo Johnny Boy.

Cobain loved Bradfields relaxed approach, leaving Cobain to take control, apparently Bradfield also makes a mean brew!

The end result on Endless Chapters is a mature sound, surprisingly upbeat considering it’s a break-up song of sorts, with crisp vocals in his distinctive Stalybridge accent, you can hear the influences of both Manics’ and The Beatles, it comes complete with a cracking guitar solo and even some horns!

The song charts Cobain’s relationship with his first girlfriend, at the start of writing the track he was in love but sadly by the time the song was complete the couple had went their separate ways.

Cobain laments in the song;

“Just a book left on the shelf,

Another tragedy no matter what I try to tell myself,

This ain’t a fairytale that I can re-write,

This is the story, the story of my life”

This fits perfectly into an ever increasing back catalogue, surprising as back in 2019 when Tim Burgess gave him a slot on his Tim Peaks Stage at Kendal Calling, Cobain only had one song!

Since then he’s played support slots with Paul Weller and The Lathums, and has also worked with James Skelly of The Coral, all this while studying Music Production at Huddersfield University, who knows, in twenty years time it may be Cobain helping out the next up and coming talent! 

Until then enjoy this time cos Cobain Jones has endless chapters still to write!

Words by Martin Morel