Friday, January 24, 2014


Jezabels performs at The Viper Room in 2011.
photo by picksysticks
The Sydney-based band, consisting of Haley Mary (vocals), Heather Shannon (keys), Samuel Lockwood (Guitar) and Nik Kaloper (drums), have been making noise down under since the release of their first EP The Man Is Dead in 2009. They've played to sold-out shows all over the world.   They kept busy for the most part of 2013, touring  with The Posies and Depeche Mode while completing the final touches on their new album.  

Today, The Jezabels released their second single "Look of Love" from their upcoming album The Brink which gets its release date here in the U.S. on Feb. 18th via Dine Alone Records.  The song is about what we imagine love to be like when, in reality, it sometimes doesn't live up to our expectations.  

“Essentially, it’s story is that of ‘Up-Town Girl’, but sung from the perspective the girl, who acted ‘too good’ for the boy who loved her, afraid to become stigmatized by her own desire. Years later, when nothing has matched up to the young love she pushed away, the pre-tense crumbles into delusion. Though the song is sung in present tense, about wanting to give into this love right then and there, the opportunity she speaks of is dead, and all that is left is an unhealthy re-living of the past, and a desire for a love that’s gone.”

"Look of Love" official video by The Jezabels

Known for their  dreamy pop-vocals layered on top of soaring arrangements, The Jezabels' songs, with Lockwood and Laloper's lead, are peppered with pop-alternative melodies and Shannon's sonic landscaping which, when textured together, makes you feel good to be alive, like you're standing on the edge of a cliff, balancing inches from certain weightlessness.

A month after the U.S. release of The Brink, The Jezabels will embark on their North American tour on March this March on a 15-city tour that will see them starting off at Los Angeles' El Rey Theater, then head to Canada and finally ending its tour with stops in Boston, New York and Washington DC in April.