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Published on February 8th, 2012 | by Sinead Keogh

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New Music: The Jezabels

Aussie offering The Jezabels are a two-girl, two-boy setup (what we like to call a ‘two up, two down outfit’ here in Culch Towers… oh use your imagination). Featuring keyboardist Heather Shannon, drummer Nik Kaloper, guitarist Sam Lockwood and Hayley Mary full of pace, (owner the Florence-esque skyscraper vocals that completely sell them), the genre-spanning four-piece release their debut album ‘Prisoner’ here on March 2nd.

Their early 2009 EP ‘The Man is Dead’ featured early wins such as this one, Disco Biscuit Love:

While late 2009’s ‘She’s So Hard’ EP was home to ‘Hurt Me’, a sumptuous vocal offering reminiscent of Kate Bush:

Their last EP was 2010’s ‘Dark Storm’, the standout track from which was ‘She’s So Hard’ (no, we’re not mucking up, it really wasn’t on the one called She’s So Hard)

Last year saw them feature as a showcased artist at SXSW, and now that you’re up to speed and totally hooked, get ready for Prisoner. It’s already hit number 2 in the Aussie charts and been certified gold. YouTube ‘Endless Summer’, you won’t be disappointed, and get liking them. They have a bunch of UK dates in February but no Irish one, a clear lack of buzz that needs to be sorted out…

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Sinéad edits books for her real job. She has never met a punctuation mark she didn't like. She likes cheese (both kinds). She is a lip-biter and a knuckle cracker. She has made a list of 50 things to do before she dies - you're not on it. In particular, she looks after movies, comedy gigs and the Event of the Week series for Culch. You can email her if you want, she loves attention. sinead@culch.ie



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