Jackel is a New Zealand born rapper and tattooed model. She is currently touring across Australia supporting American pop punkers Mest and Hawthorne Heights. We caught up with Jackel to talk about her music, modelling and the tour.

SCENEzine
Firstly can you tell us how long you’ve been writing and recording songs for?

Jackel
I’ve been only writing and recording songs for just over a year now , but I’ve been playing music since I was 15. I picked up a bass guitar and joined a few bands, playing live shows all over my hometown.

SCENEzine
What music are you currently listening to?

Jackel
Melanie Martinez , G-Eazy & Any track that has a turn up vibe to it !

SCENEzine
You are on tour with Mest and Hawthorne Heights how did all that come about?

Jackel
I’m currently under management with The Artists Lounge who are putting the tour on, they asked me if I would like to jump on the tour and I couldn’t say no . I haven’t toured with my music yet so I saw this as an awesome opportunity to meet my new fans and experience tour life first hand.

SCENEzine
Can you tell us about some of the tracks you will be playing on the tour and what they are about?

Jackel
Put In Fitness – A song about the economical treadmill of society , business , work and pleasure .

Kitty – A Bonnie & Clyde style love song for my ex girlfriend and best friend (still).

Fuck You & Your Whole Crew – A personal song that calls out ex-friends who have used me for personal gain.

Not Looking For Love (preview) – This song is quite graphic and is about what I look for sexually in a partner rather than seeking love.

Make It Dance – A club banger about turning up with your crew in the club .

SCENEzine
What can people expect from seeing you live?

Jackel
Energy , Excitement , Crowd Interaction and Great Beats!

SCENEzine
Is there anyone you’d love to collaborate with in the future?

Jackel
Brooke Candy , She’s basically one of my idols in rap . Started underground and worked her ass off . Her style and ideas are inspirational to me.

SCENEzine
What styles of music or bands were you into growing up?

Jackel
Everything , Eminem, Green Day,Bring Me The Horizon, Avenged Sevenfold, Millionaires , Nicki Minaj, Asking Alexandria.
I don’t think you should limit yourself to one genre , I like to keep an open mind and enjoy every type of music there is on offer.

SCENEzine
You featured in a video for Canadian rapper MadChild was that fun to make?

Jackel
Yes ! He is one of the nicest celebrities I’ve had the pleasure to meet. No ego whatsoever & went out of his way to make sure I was feeling comfortable on set . He also respected the fact that I was engaged at the time when it came to filming some of the scenes and didn’t push me to do anything I was uncomfortable with.

SCENEzine
You’ve got a lot of awesome tattoo’s can you tell us about some of your favourites?

Jackel
I have two cartoon style portraits on my shins which were done by Mike Slade at Expressions at Christchurch , NZ . One is of my dog who I grew up with , Doc , who passed away a few years ago and the other is of my three-legged cat , Jaws, who is currently chilling with me as I answer these interview questions .

SCENEzine
Do you have plans for more tattoo’s?

Jackel
Yes , I want to get my knees tattooed , possibly a pirate ship wheel and jaw bones of a great white shark. I’m obsessed with the ocean and sharks in particular . I also want a huge Pegasus horse with the wings spreading out on my stomach , the word ARTISTRY on my lower knuckles and filling out my throat more with leaves and petals.

SCENEzine
You’ve also done a lot of modelling shoots. Do you have a dream location or style you’d like to shoot someday?

Jackel
My dream location was overlooking LA but I recently smashed that goal which I’m excited about . I would really love to do an underwater shoot with some sharks too . Maybe go cage diving with a great white and sneak out when he isn’t looking for a few shots.

SCENEzine
Lastly what do you have planned for the rest of 2016? Any new music or modelling events coming up?

Jackel
This tour, finish off an EP, a new music video , travel to Japan, finish filming the pilot episodes of my new reality TV show and keep my fans happy . No doubt I’ll do another tour once my EP drops !

Thanks

https://www.facebook.com/ILoveJackel/?fref=nf

https://www.instagram.com/jackellovesyou/

(interview by Christian Ross)

Hawthorne Heights Mest tour

 

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