A sophomore album is definitely a make or break point for a band, no matter what genre of music. The Australian four-piece indie rock band The Jezabels excel at this with the release of The Brink, which is a great taste of what this summer is going to feel like for everyone who listens to it.
The Jezabels stay true to their sound, with a hint of disco beats added to some of the songs. Hayley Frances McGlone, the lead singer, sings many of the songs in her raspy voice, while slipping into falsetto for choruses (Look of Love, Beat to Beat). Every song highlights the talents of the other band members; Samuel Lockwood on lead guitar, Heather Shannon on piano and keyboard and Nik Kaloper on drums, through small solo riffs.
This band is definitely the ideal soundtrack to drive through the countryside of most parts of the world during a hot summers day, with friends or the one you love and having The Brink as ambient background music. There is an aspect to the merge of Hayley’s vocals and the band’s instruments that resonates through the rock and dance music scenes of the past few decades and current trends in the indie scene, which appeals to a wide range of fans. Hopefully The Jezabels keep making exquisite music for years to come and generating beautiful summer days throughout the year for their listeners.
Check out the video for their first single for The Brink, “Look of Love” here:
And they have a North American tour planned for late March and April, with Gold & Youth
26 MAR 2014 – LOS ANGELES, USA – EL REY THEATRE TICKETS
29 MAR 2014 – SAN FRANCISCO, USA – RICKSHAW STOP TICKETS
31 MAR 2014 – PORTLAND, USA – DOUG FIR LOUNGE TICKETS
1 APR 2014 – SEATTLE, USA – NEUMOS TICKETS
2 APR 2014 – VANCOUVER, CANADA – IMPERIAL TICKETS
4 APR 2014 – EDMONTON, CANADA – THE STARLITE TICKETS
5 APR 2014 – CALGARY, CANADA – REPUBLIK TICKETS
7 APR 2014 – MINNEAPOLIS, USA – 7TH STREET ENTRY TICKETS
8 APR 2014 – CHICAGO, USA – LINCOLN HALL TICKETS
10 APR 2014 – TORONTO, CANADA – LEE’S PALACE TICKETS
11 APR 2014 – MONTREAL, CANADA – LA SALA ROSSA TICKETS
12 APR 2014 – BOSTON, USA – BRIGHTON MUSIC HALL TICKETS
15 APR 2014 – NEW YORK, USA – BOWERY BALLROOM TICKETS
16 APR 2014 – PHILADELPHIA, USA – JOHNNY BRENDA’S TICKETS
17 APR 2014 – WASHINGTON DC, USA – ROCK & ROLL HOTEL TICKETS