JACK THE ENVIOUS
IN YOUR OWN WAY (SELF-RELEASE)
MIDDLE-EASTERN MOB DO IT ANY WAY BUT THEIRS ON UNDERWHELMING EP
■ THERE CAN’T be many bands in the world who were formed when its members were conscripted into the army in the name of national service. If nothing else, this is a nugget of originality to which Israeli-born and now British-based rockers Jackthe Envious can lay claim. In Your Own Way, however, is about as misleading a title as one can find; the band aren’t doing anything in their own way and are instead doing everything in the style of someone else.a near-desperate yearning to be Linkin Park, not to mention a whole host of already interchangeable pop-punk bands, means that much of this music is serviceable, but in terms of their own identity Jack The Envious are about as distinguishable from the pack as one in a thousand baby turtles hesitantly making their way toward the sea. DOWNLOAD: Shut Me Off, Guilty. FOR FANS OF: Linkin Park,you Me At Six.