THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN bring their trademark searing, feedback drenched rock and roll to New Zealand!
“The Jesus And Mary Chain still sound like the future” (Louder Than War)
“purveyors of a formidable sound that was equally beguiling as it was bewildering” (Tenement TV)
William and Jim Reid led THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN to become pioneers of the post-punk notion. Like mad scientists, the two shy lads from the outskirts of Glasgow would concoct formulas of noisy, effects-driven scores to accompany lyrics of angst and discontent.
Cutting-edge in 1985, “Now, thirty-something years on, as the feedback fades, the smoke clears and the years roll by, the band are as compelling as ever”.
“JAMC has aged like a fine wine and are worthy of continued adoration. Their laid back coolness has only increased, making them the stuff of legends” (Inner Edge Music)
Maybe not so mad after all. The bands unique sound would make them a crucial part of any nutritious musical diet, with later groups including Nirvana and My Bloody Valentine tipping their hat to the incredible outputs of The Brothers Reid and cohorts.
“The noise IS the beauty. And it wasn't Satan I was hearing through that clock-radio speaker. It was something close to God”
Their live shows are a spellbinding experience, the setlist bursting with Classics - Just Like Honey, April Skies, Head On, Darklands, Happy When It Rains, Some Candy Talking, Far Gone and Out, Reverence + more.
“Perfect, pure bliss in audio visual format, and real life sure seems dull now.” (Outline)
New York has the Apollo Theatre, London has Brixton Academy, and Auckland has the Powerstation, an intimate venue at the bottom of the world that has punched above its weight since the mid-1980s, hosting some of the best and biggest acts on the planet.