Due to the initial show selling out in mere days, we are pleased to announce a second show for Melbourne fans of Scottish post-punk trailblazers, The Jesus and Mary Chain on Sunday March 6th at 170 Russell. They will be treating fans to a celebratory performance of their iconic and groundbreaking record, Psychocandy, 30 years after its release.
The band will also be performing Psychocandy at their only Sydney performance headlining at Popfrenzy’s DIVINE TIMESat Spectrum Now Festival (Big Top in the Domain) on Saturday March 5th.
Formed in East Kilbride on the outskirts of Glasgow by the Reid brothers William and Jim in the early 80’s, The Jesus and Mary Chain’s sound reflected their morose upbringings, sheets of heavy aural fog created with broken instruments with effects tweaked and turned to full volume. These noises completed with the dual minds of the brothers, lacing lyrics about teenage angst and fidgety discontent through the aural muck.
Their back-to-basics philosophy for music making provided to be ageless with their debut Psychocandy remaining as a great influencer for artists like Nirvana, My Bloody Valentine among countless other appreciators.
After seldom performances over the last decade, Jesus and Mary Chain have returned to stages this year to perform Psychocandy in full. Diverse crowds have gathered to celebrate a record that carries so much weight historically in the 80’s music scene and punk in general. To hear classic creations like “Just Like Honey”, alongside lesser recognised singles from the album played in it’s full, undistracted form will certainly not be something to miss.
Popfrenzy Presents The Jesus & Mary Chain Psychocandy 30th Anniversary 2nd Melbourne show
Sunday, 6th March 2016
170 Russell, Melbourne VIC | Tickets available from 170russell.com
Tickets on sale Thursday January 21st 9am
Monday, 7th March 2016
Forum Theatre - Melbourne VIC
Popfrenzy and Yours & Owls Presents DIVINE TIMES
Featuring The Jesus and Mary Chain, Seekae, Alvvays, U.S. Girls and Jonathan Boulet
Saturday March 5th 2016
Spectrum Now Festival, Sydney NSW
Tickets available now from spectrumnow.com.au
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