The Jezabels. Photo by The Jezabels

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The soothing and enchanting opener to ‘Stand and Deliver’ illustrates the album’s sound overall. The Jezabels formed in Sydney, Australia, and have been performing around the globe since their inception in 2007.

Hayley Mary, vocalist of The Jezabels, writes personal details into her lyrics about her family and life. She opens up emotionally, and creates a vulnerable setting at times within songs. The combination of percussion and vocals on Synthia is produced naturally in Australia.

A track that caught my attention was ‘Pleasure Drive.’ The song has an bass guitar on it that reminds of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, at the same time creating a new structure. Mary’s lyrics displays her wicked mind for guilty pleasures.


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“Previously I’ve shrouded myself a lot in mystery and the language of romanticism; played roles and stuff — which reflected some kind of truth about how I felt as a woman.”

 

“Now I feel like I can be much more upfront about all that. The truth about how it feels to be a woman has become a much more prominent part of the general conversation in the last couple of years,” she says. “These are exciting times. I think we’ve made an album that celebrates that.” – Hayley Mary

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Browse over their international tour dates for 2016, and pick up the album on Friday, February 12th 2016.


The Jezabels – Come Alive

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During my first listen, I thought a majority of the songs were downbeat, and relaxing overall. There is intimate moments on Synthia, as well as electronic rhythms to dance along with. ‘Come Alive’ shares a dark and escalating energy. Watch an animated video for the song on YouTube.


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The Jezabels Tour Dates

Date | Venue | City
Sat 20 Feb 2016 | Mountain Sounds Festival 2016 | Central Coast, NSW, Australia
Fri 26 Feb 2016 | Forum Theatre | Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Sun 28 Feb 2016 | The Gov | Hindmarsh, SA, Australia
Wed 02 Mar 2016 | Enmore Theatre | Sydney, NSW, Australia
Fri 04 Mar 2016 | The Triffid | Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Sat 05 Mar 2016 | Astor Theatre | Perth, WA, Australia
Thu 10 Mar 2016 | The Dome, Tufnell Park | Tufnell Park, UK
Sun 13 Mar 2016 | Lido | Berlin, Germany
Mon 14 Mar | 2016 Strom | Munich, Germany
Tue 15 Mar 2016 | Club Bahnhof Ehrenfeld (CBE) | Cologne, Germany
Thu 17 Mar 2016 | Molotow | Hamburg, Germany
Fri 18 Mar 2016 | Melkweg | Amsterdam, Netherlands
Sat 19 Mar 2016 | Café de la Danse | Paris, France
Fri 25 Mar 2016 | Boot & Saddle | Philadelphia, PA, US
Sat 26 Mar 2016 | Music Hall of Williamsburg | Brooklyn, NY, US
Mon 28 Mar 2016 | Brighton Music Hall | Allston, MA, US
Wed 30 Mar 2016 | Virgin Mobile Mod Club | Toronto, ON, Canada
Thu 31 Mar 2016 | Double Door | Chicago, IL,
Mon 04 Apr 2016 | Barboza | Seattle, WA,
Tue 05 Apr 2016 | Mississippi Studios | Portland, OR,
Thu 07 Apr 2016 | Social Hall SF | San Francisco, CA,
Fri 08 Apr 2016 | The Roxy Theatre | West Hollywood, CA,
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