The Jezabels - Endless summer (Play It Again Sam)

We love a bit of AOR around the UOH cabin. And that's exactly what you have in the voice of The Jezabels' lead singer, the wonderfully named Hayley Mary. The Sydney four piece's new single came out in the last week and it sounds a little bit like Arcade Fire fronted by Belinda Carlisle. That's a good thing, in case you're wondering. It's a thumping tune with an irresistible chorus. The video features horses and shotguns and allsorts (as well as a mightily impressive crew list - there's even a Tech Assistant).

If they have more tunes like that, they should be quite a thing. See if you agree with me on the Belinda Carlisle thing.

They also put together some video footage of their time at Electric Picnic last weekend in Stradbally, their first appearance in Ireland, which seems to have been well received. There's mention of Sinéad O'Connor and triangles in the same sentence. Appropriately, there's also a snatch of Arcade Fire's EP performance in there. And it's in their favour that they sing along to Depeche Mode's Just can't get enough in the tourbus.

During Electric Picnic, they dropped in to have a chat with Jenny Huston of 2FM, where it seems to me jet lag may have taken hold. On the other hand, maybe she should just have asked them about the tunes.

The Jezabels' debut album Prisoner is due out this side of the world on Play It Again Sam early next year.


  1. No comments... seriously? Jezebels Kick ass... discovered them about 7 months ago and was completely addicted. I can't wait for Prisoner and I recommend their 3 previous EPs to anyone who's interested. They are all on iTunes or on their home page :)

  2. Love the laid-back Aussie BS in interviews, but a world class album in 'Prisoner'...Arcade Fire quality guys...GO BUY!

  3. "Prisoner" CD by The Jezabels...evocative...spine tingling....superb production.....intelligent and poetic lyrics....haunting melodies....walls of sound.......and that voice!!! Ooooohh....(shiver)......WELL DONE GUYS!!!!!


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