Jezebels back on the road

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After a year spent honing their craft and playing sold-out shows at venues such as Heaven, The Jezabels are on the road again with a date at Audio, Brighton on Saturday, March 3 - two days before the UK release of debut album Prisoner.

The album hit number two and has been certified gold in their native Australia.

Spokesman Warren Higgins said: “Comparisons between front woman Hayley Mary’s performances and those of Kate Bush as well as more modern heroes Karen O and Florence Welch are not without warrant, her energy and tone stunning at times.

“Her soaring vocals provide an angsty, yet immensely-powerful lyricism to the enormous and often cinematic sound provided by guitarist Sam Lockwood and keyboardist Heather Shannon, while drummer Nik Kaloper injects the album with what’s been described as a perpetual ball of rhythm.

“Prisoner is an intense trip that drifts between the anthemic floor-stompers and the gothic slow burners yet never loses pace or consistency. The haunting pipe organ of the opening title track falls into the sweeping, reverb-laden guitars of Endless Summer and the dark, ballad-like Long Highway.”