With their second album 'The Brink' having been recently released in the UK, we spoke to The Jezabels' lead singer Hayley Mary as the band prepare to head out on tour once again. Having previously taken a break from the world of touring after a bad case of land-sickness, the group are well and truly ready to reach their fans live once again.
The Jezabels spoke to us about the trials and tribulations of being on the road, getting bad reviews and adapting their music for live shows.
Contactmusic: Your new album 'The Brink' is out in the UK today, what can you tell us about that?
Hayley Mary: I think it's a little shorter than our last album, I think it's a little bit more optimistic, warmer, possibly a little bit more poppy and concise. The themes we touched on were gender and romance which are things I tend to be attracted to but I think moving to London and writing this record kind of made us a bit more aware of the world and world issues and the things that the UK has in contrast to Australia. It's colder and harder here, it's less isolated, there's class issues and they're inherent, there's immigration and there's people coming from places where I can't even imagine how hard it is. There's just a hell of a lot more going on in every way and I think there's also a sort of cynicism that I had not encountered in such quantity before, living here. I think that affected the record quite a bit. I think everyone expected to write a darker record but I think we made a lighter record, a more upbeat, positive record as a result of feeling a little bit overwhelmed by the issues of the world.
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2012 Australian Music Prize winners The Jezabels released their new single 'City Girl' on May 14th 2012 on Play It Again Sam Recordings (Editors, Seasick Steve, Soap & Skin, Zulu Winter). The single is taken from their debut album 'Prisoner' which went straight into the Australian charts at number two. Their popularity seems to be spreading overseas as they hit the UK for tours and festivals.
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The Jezabels' new single, Rosebud, is the lead single from their debut full length album Prisoner, which will be released in the US on April 3rd through Mom + Pop. The band will be touring North America throughout April and May 2012, along with Benjamin Francis Leftwich and Imagine Dragons.
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The Jezabels' new single, 'Endless Summer', is the lead track taken from the Australian band's debut studio album 'Prisoner', which was released in Australia on September 16th 2011 and shot immediately to number 2 on the Australian iTunes chart. Endless Summer is out now in the UK via Play It Again Sam Recordings. The Jezabels have announced a one off gig at London's Heaven on November 29th.
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