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Monday, 13 October 2008

International Jetsetters - Heart is Black EP released

Mark Crozer and Loz Colbert's other band, International Jetsetters, released their US debut EP "Heart is Black" on October 7 through Planting Seeds Records.

Here's some information from the press release:

At long last the UK's latest Noise/Pop makers International Jetsetters make their U.S. debut with the six song EP "Heart Is Black". The EP will be available October 7, 2008- exclusively at Planting Seeds Records in limited edition CDEP/Postcard/Sticker Pack and digitally worldwide via i-Tunes, emusic, and the usual digital outlets worldwide. The CD will be distributed worldwide by Darla Records on October 20, 2008.

"Heart Is Black" is International Jetsetters debut six-song release. The EP blasts into the stratosphere with the full throttle, melodic guitar buzz, of "Inside Out" followed swiftly by the rhythm heavy groove of "Inside Yourself". "Never Slows Down" and "My Redemption" showcase Fi McFall's range as a singer. The low, breathy tones of the opening verses gradually ascend to pulsating choruses where she resonates like a siren. The title track "Heart is Black" strums and thumps with a dark atmospheric burn. The disc closes with a bit of a twist – A glaring early version of "Never Slows Down". International Jetsetters "Heart Is Black" CDEP hits quick and begs for repeated listens.

International Jetsetters is an Oxford-based five piece. The band was formed in March 2007 by singer and guitarist Mark Crozer (The Jesus And Mary Chain) and bass player Bert Audubert. The line-up also features drummer Loz Colbert (The Jesus And Mary Chain, Ride), lead guitarist Paul Crozer, and vocalist Fi McFall. The Jetsetters have been best described as "an amalgamation of everything that was great about indie rock, when that term actually meant something. From the narcotic fuzz of Spacemen 3 to the insistent jangle and drone of The Wedding Present. They have recently supported live Inspiral Carpets, Glasvegas and The Whigs among others. The band has also played various festivals, live studio performances and stripped down acoustic sets. BBC Radio and the UK press have critically praised their music

1: Inside Out
2: Inside Yourself
3: Never Slow Down
4: My Redemption
5: Heart Is Black
6: Never Slow Down (Demo)


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Friday, 12 September 2008

London, Mexico, Santiago and Lima dates

The Jesus and Mary Chain have announced some more gigs in October and November. The upcoming shows are:

27 October - London @ the Forum (Nick Sanderson Tribute Night)

31 October - Buenos Aires @ Club Ciudad of Buenos Aires

2 November - Mexico City @ Vive Cuervo Salon

4 November - Santiago @ Santiago Urban Festival

6 November - Lima @ Centro de Convenciones

8 November - Sau Paulo @ Planeta Terra Festival

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The Jesus and Mary Chain Covers Project

A new blog has been started up to bring together a collection of Jesus and Mary Chain covers. The plan is to get over 100 songs on the blog in the next 6 months so if you're feeling musical, or want to take a listen, head over to:

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Sunday, 15 June 2008

JAMC announce dates in the USA, Argentina and Brazil

The Jesus and Mary Chain have announced new gigs and festival dates for 2008 in the USA, Argentina and Brazil on top of the previously announced Japanese festival dates. The upcoming dates are:

16 July - Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
17 July - Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
19 July - San Francisco, CA @ Download Festival 2008
20 July - Los Angeles, CA @ Download Festival 2008

9 + 10 August - Osaka and Mihama-ku, Chiba (near Tokyo) for Summer Sonic festival Festival

31 October - Buenos Aires @ Club Ciudad of Buenos Aires

8 November - Sau Paulo @ Planeta Terra Festival

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Wednesday, 27 February 2008

JAMC to play Summer Sonic festival in Japan

The Summer Sonic festival web site has announced that the Jesus and Mary Chain are playing the Summer Sonic festival on the weekend of August 9-10, 2008. The two day festival is held in Osaka and Mihama-ku, Chiba (near Tokyo).

(thanks to t_k for the tip off)

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Friday, 22 February 2008

March 11 Roundhouse London gig cancelled

All Tomorrow's Parties have posted this notice on their website about the cancellation of the March 11 Roundhouse gig:

All Tomorrow's Parties are sorry to announce that The Jesus and Mary Chain have cancelled their date at the Roundhouse on the 11th March. The band will still play the 12th March date. All tickets for the 11th are valid for the 12th, or they can be refunded at point of purchase.

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Thursday, 21 February 2008

Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne sideshows in April

Three more Australian shows have been announced in between Australian V Festival appearances.

Brisbane, The Arena – April 1
Sydney, Enmore Theatre – April 2
Melbourne, Palace Theatre – April 3

Tickets on sale for all three shows on February 29.

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Saturday, 12 January 2008

New Demos on Myspace

A few new demos have surfaced on myspace:

Listen to: War on Peace (Rough Mix), Cookies (Demo), and Boiling Over (Rough Mix) at

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Thursday, 29 November 2007

UK and V Festival Australia dates in 2008

The other week a couple of London gigs were announced for the Roundhouse in Camden on March 11 and 12. Tickets are on sale from

And just announced, the southern-hemisphere is going to get a treat when the Jesus and Mary Chain visit for the first time since 1995 for V Festival 2008 with dates across Australia:
  • Sydney @ Centennial Park - Saturday March 29
  • Gold Coast @ Avica Resort - Sunday March 30
  • Melbourne @ Showgrounds - Saturday April 5
  • Perth @ the Esplanade (City) - Sunday April 6
Tickets on sale December 6.

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Saturday, 13 October 2007

Las Vegas October 20 show cancelled

The Jesus and Mary Chain Las Vegas show on October 20 at the House of Blues has been cancelled. At this stage I'm not sure of the reasons for the cancellation or if there is a plan to re-schedule.

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