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Event Archive - The Jezabels, Gold and Youth

Mon. June 9th 2014 The Imperial (No Minors)
Tickets at: Live Nation
Presented by: Live Nation
The Jezabels show on April 2 in Vancouver has been rescheduled for Monday, June 9 at the Imperial. All existing tickets will be honoured on the new date. Ticket holders unable to attend the new date are eligible for refunds at their point of purchase.


Aussie four-piece The Jezabels sophomore EP, The Brink, released January 18, 2014, features 10 new tracks including their latest single "The End" which recently premiered its accompanying video exclusively on Exclaim!

The Brink, the first and title track of the second album, revisits the glorious mystery of rock'n'roll redemption: the thrilling loss of innocence to a power that never wanes from one teenaged generation to the next.

With The Jezabels though, there's always a twist.

"I have a reading of that song in my mind where the spirit of rock'n'roll is actually a kind of succubus," singer Hayley Mary confides. "She takes your life and your soul as well as giving it to you. In giving you a reason to live, she gives you all you have.

"What's funny is that I seem to be singing from her perspective, so maybe I'm sucking the life out of this little boy," she adds with a wicked laugh. "That's rather twisted."

The Brink materialised from a dark place. It wasn't just the second album void that naturally follows a monumental debut. Prisoner won the 2011 Australian Music Prize, you'll recall. The Jezabels won Best Artist at the AIR Independent Music Awards and got nominated for a staggering 8 ARIAs.

But the solid two years of touring at home and overseas certainly played a part in the abyss that welcomed Hayley, guitarist Sam Lockwood, keys player Heather Shannon and drummer Nik Kaloper when they pulled up in London at the end of that marathon cycle of gold, platinum, gigs and festivals.

"We played between 180 and 200 shows last year and it was possibly a bit extreme," says Hayley. "But the low came from not performing. We basically had a year off and I realised how much I live to do shows. For me, writing is the self-deprecating, self-loathing stage.

"We all had our reasons for feeling low at various times, but I felt like I was on the brink of a lot of things on this album. Some of them good, some of them bad: youth and age, alternative and pop, giving up and pushing through. I guess hope is part of that. And also fear."

A fearless record of youthful optimism shining through hard-won experience, The Brink is the explosive resolution of all that and more. Hammered out by the tight-knit band through dark days in a strange new city, it's a classic testament to the power of rock'n'roll salvation.


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The Jezabels

The Jezabels are an Australian four-piece indie, alternative rock and disco pop musical group that formed in 2007. more info
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