posted by: Sam
Sweet Jesus. It’s possible I might be in love with this hot little Irish band, Sweet Jane. For a split second I thought they may just be too good to be true. Imagine The Raveonettes, The Velvet Underground and The Jesus and Mary Chain all having a baby together. Yeah, I know! Then I read they have toured with The Kills, A Place To Bury Strangers, The Duke Spirit and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club! My God, some of my favorites all wrapped up into one delicious Irish bundle… sigh!
I recently purchased their EP, Blackboots Blackhearts from iTunes and was not immediately disappointed. The comparisons to such legendary bands can sometimes equal bad news, but I think it is safe to say they’re dead on.
I’m still fairly new to it, so I can’t say I am officially obsessed with them yet, but they show incredible promise. I need to create more time with the record. It’s sad, the same day I made the purchase I also picked up the new Fever Ray record… and haven’t been able to put it down. Unfortunately, others are forced into the backseat. But, not for long. I am forcing my way out of the Fever Ray fog, and ready to dive head first into the fuzzy sexiness of Sweet Jane.
Since they are on the up & up, it is sort of slim pickin’s on YouTube for any videos or live footage… but I did discover this acoustic performance.
I think I might be on to something here.