Saw these guys on one of the late night talk shows. Wasn't too impressed.
JET, the Australian rockers, will release their third studio album Shaka Rock on their newly created Real Horrorshow Records/Five Seven Music.
Shaka Rock was recorded between Miami, Brooklyn, Austin, Sydney and Melbourne, with the band working side by side as co-producers with Chris “Frenchie” Smith to create what Nic Cester calls the band’s “most honest so far.” In its first weeks,“She’s A Genius,” the first single off of the highly anticipated album is the #1 most added rock song in Australia, the top 5 most added in the US and the #1 most added rock song in Canada. It has already charted in the US at multiple formats.
Having established themselves as an international band with 4 million albums sold world wide, Shaka Rock closes the gap between the raw roots of Get Born (2003) and the grace and melody of Shine On (2006). Shaka Rock captures the charisma and energy of classic rock and roll with just enough swagger and contemporary flair to create something distinctively JET.
Chris Cester says, “I can say that the band is thrilled with Shaka Rock in every conceivable way. We've had adon't think twice attitude throughout the making of this record which continues as we get ready to release it. I think Shaka Rock is like when TV went colour. It’s our musical equivalent. There are moments on this record that are just pure…and moments that just rock harder than we ever have before.”
JET have announced a series of intimate performances in North America to support the new single and album through July, and will be touring the UK in September, further details to be announced.
In a sea of modern rock bands, JET are something uniquely different embracing all that was and is rock n roll.
Shaka Rock track list:
K.I.A. (Killed in Action)
Beat on Repeat
She’s a Genius
Black Hearts (On Fire)
La Di Da
Times Like This
Let Me Out
Start The Show
She Holds A Grudge