THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN+ THE SLOW READERS CLUB
The Jesus And Mary Chain are set to release their long-awaited new album Damage and Joy on March 24th on ADA / Warner Music. The album is their first since Munki was released backed in the summer of 1998.
Fronted by the Reid brothers Jim and William, The Jesus And Mary Chain first reformed to play the Coachella festival back in 2007. Despite regular touring – most notably a 2015 world tour which revisited their landmark album Psychocandy – it took some time before they could agree on a plan to record a much-mooted seventh album.
The album commences with ‘Amputation’, in which waves of distorted guitar and Jim’s insouciant vocal delivery collide to create a hypnotic track which addresses his feelings of “being edited out of the whole music business… I felt like a rock ‘n’ roll amputation.”
Other highlights include a refined and re-energised new version of ‘All Things Must Pass’ which previously featured in the TV show Heroes and then on ‘Upside Down: The Best of The Jesus and Mary Chain’; the raw garage-rock of ‘Facing Up To The Facts’ which offers the revealing lyric: “I hate my brother and he hates me / That’s the way it’s supposed to be”’; and the jagged power-pop that simmers in ‘The Two of Us’.
Listen to ‘Amputation’ below:
Plus support from THE SLOW READERS CLUB
The Slow Readers Club are a Manchester based four piece who specialise in indie electro doom pop. In 2016 the band drew huge crowds at summer festival appearances including Tramlines, Kendal Calling, Victorious Festival (2 stages) and Ramsbottom Festival. In November 2016 they played 3 sold out headlines shows at O2 Ritz Manchester, Whelans Dublin and Oslo Hackney.
In May 2016, The Slow Readers Club supported James on the Girl at the End of the World tour with dates 11 dates including London O2 Forum, Brixton Academy, and Manchester Arena. Their singles have enjoyed airplay on BBC 6 Music and XFM (featured twice as XFMs shock of the new) the latest single ‘Plant The Seed’ has been playlisted on TXFM Dublin.
Watch the video for ‘Plant The Seed’ below: