In early 2014, Carl Barāt announced that he would search for a new band online via Facebook. From over 1000 applications for the positions of rhythm guitarist, drummer and bass guitar, Billy Tessio, Jay Bone and Adam Claxton were chosen, respectively. The band was named the Jackals, their first live concert was on 15 May 2014 in London's XOYO. On 16 February 2015, Barāts previously recorded solo album was released through Cooking Vinyl with small changes, as the debut album of Carl Barāt and The Jackals under the title "Let It Reign". It has a score of 67 on review aggregator Metacritic, indicating "generally favourable reviews"