Colchester, Essex, UK
band: PET NEEDS
STICK SIZE: 5b
Hey! I’m Jack and I play in a band called PET NEEDS. We’re a punk band from Essex in the UK, who have been signed to Xtra Mile Recordings, released our debut album ‘Fractured Party Music’ in March 2021, and have recently been recording our second album with Frank Turner, which has been mixed by Frank Arkwright at Abbey Road Studios, and is due out later this year.
Brothers Johnny and George Marriott formed the band back in 2016, I joined in 2017 and our now bassist, Rich, joined in 2019. We’ve played through the local scene and have been lucky enough to support bands like Buzzcocks, Muncie Girls, Maximo Park, PiL and The Undertones. Frank Turner came to our show at Camden Rocks festival in 2019, and we stayed in contact ever since. We have now played venues such as Camden Roundhouse, Hull Bonus Arena, Manchester Apollo, Margate Dreamland, and Brighton Concorde 2 supporting him.
We were due to be touring the UK as main support for Frank Turner but the tour was postponed due to rising numbers of Covid-19. We do still have Ireland, Europe and US in the diary for 2022, with the UK tour being pushed back to the Autumn.
I currently have an endorsement with Natal Drums through Soundattak Drum Store, and our bassist and guitarist have an endorsement with Blackstar Amps.
WHY DO YOU PLAY COLLISION?
I am currently playing with Collision 5B sticks, but I will be experimenting with the other sizes that they have to offer, including their custom range!
The best thing about Collision is how they have such a personal approach. They are always in contact and really want the best for you as a drummer.
A would highly recommend Collision to any drummer who wants a wide range of sticks to choose from (including the custom package), durability that means that you don’t have to replace broken sticks every couple of shows, and a personal touch that always makes you feel as though you are their priority.