JESSAMINE / "SELF-TITLED" (Album)
REL: FRIDAY, 2ND SEPTEMBER 2011
RETAILERS: Please contact Mark Bolton or Luke Oom at MGM or call (02) 9283 8250
01. 1000 LIARS
03. WHO'S LAUGHING?
04. BRAND NEW CAR
05. PETALS & RAZORS
07. IMAGINARY FRIEND
08. LONG DAYS
09. SIMPLE WAYS
10. FOOL FOR A CENTURY
11. MAN IN THE MIDDLE
Tracks 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10 and 11 produced and mixed by timEbandit (Tim Powles, The Church) at Spacejunk. Tracks 1, 2, 4 and 9 produced and mixed by Dean Belcastro and engineered by Lachlan Mitchell.
Imaginary Friend (Track 07) - Available on AIRIT from September 2nd
Who's Laughing? (Track 03) - Available on AIRIT from September 2nd
For the past three years Sydney solo artist JESSAMINE has been busy playing the local live circuit, whilst working on the material needed for her debut full-length album. The producer she turned to was Sydney's timEbandit (aka Tim Powles of The Church).
Following the 2010 single release of "Petals & Razors", Sydney artist, Jessamine bored and lonely with playing solo, developed the line-up to include four long term friends. With the introduction of Ben Sherwood on bass, Damien Foxton on guitar and Nerida Wu on drums, the band worked hard on creating brand new material, maintaining an eclectic and melodic repertoire that ranges from slowcore, indie pop and alternative rock; Jess's feet firmly ensconced in her rock "past" as guitarist in Sydney's ARIA nominated Nitocris.
Loaded with irresistibly infectious pop songs, the album treads a path of musical diversity. The softer moments feature acidic melodies laced with pretty harmonies as evidenced on the eery "Who's Laughing?' and the lullaby-like sweetness of "Seesaw". However, Jessmaine's love of volume is also apparent in the 100-miles-per-hour opener "1000 Liars" and "Wires", and the Throwing Muses-esque "Brand New Car" and "Simple Ways"; both powerful amped-up assaults.
The self-titled record will be released on Friday, 2nd September 2011 on Sydney indie, RiSH Records.
JESSAMINE will be launching the album nationally in September/October and touring nationally in December.
ALBUM LAUNCH SHOWS:
Thursday, 1st September 2011
SYDNEY, Sandringham Hotel – NSW
Friday, 16th September 2011
MELBOURNE, Pony – VIC
Saturday, 17th September 2011
BRUNSWICK, Brunswick Hotel – VIC
Thursday 22nd September 2011
CANBERRA, Phoenix Bar – ACT
Friday 7th October 2011
GOLD COAST, Shark Bar – QLD
Saturday 8th October 2011
BYRON BAY, Great Northern Hotel – NSW
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For more information and licencing enquiries, please contact:
Brian McDonald – RiSH Records
P: + 61-418-604-844