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The Jesus And Mary Chain for Irish, UK and European gigs & new album

The Jesus And Mary Chain for Irish, UK and European gigs & new album

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The Jesus And Mary Chain have announced Irish, UK and European shows next year.

To coincide the rock band, brothers Jim and William Reid, who first released music 40 years ago will release a new album Glasgow Eyes on March 8th 2024 on Fuzz Club. ‘Jamcod’ is the first single and info on the album is below.

The band play 3Olympia Theatre, Dublin and Limelight Belfast in March.

Fans who pre-order the album before 10am on Friday December 1st receive priority access to tour tickets. Pre orders open at 11am GMT today. The tour dates are:

MARCH
22nd – UK, Manchester, Albert Hall
25th – Ireland, Dublin, Olympia Theatre
26th – NI, Belfast, Limelight 1
27th – UK, Edinburgh, Usher Hall
30th – UK, London, Roundhouse
 
APRIL
2nd – Denmark, Copenhagen, Amager Bio
3rd – Sweden, Gothenburg, Pustervik
5th – Norway, Oslo, Rockefeller
6th – Sweden, Stockholm, Munich Brewery
7th – Sweden, Malmo, Plan B
9th – Germany, Hamburg, Markthalle
11th – Germany, Berlin, Huxleys
12th – Germany, Cologne, Live Music Hall
13th – France, Paris, Elysée Montmartre
15th – Switzerland, Geneva, L’Usine
16th – Switzerland, Winterthur, Salzhaus
17th – Italy, Milan, Alcatraz
19th – Austria, Krems, Donaufestival
20th – Germany, Heidelberg, Halle O2
21st – Netherlands, Tilburg, Roadburn Festival
23rd – Belgium, Brussels, AB
24th – Netherlands, The Hague, Paard

The Jesus and Mary Chain will further mark their 40th year in 2024 with an autobiography (published by Orion/White Rabbit) and a major UK and European tour.


 About the album:


Glasgow Eyes was recorded at Mogwai’s Castle of Doom studio in Glasgow, where Jim and William continued the creative process that resulted in their previous album, 2017’s Damage and Joy, becoming their highest charting album in over twenty years. What emerged is a record that finds one of the UK’s most influential groups embracing a productive second chapter, their maelstrom of melody, feedback and controlled chaos now informed more audibly by their love for Suicide and Kraftwerk  and a fresh appreciation of the less disciplined attitudes found in jazz.
 
Jim Reid says, “But don’t expect ‘the Mary Chain goes jazz.’ People should expect a Jesus and Mary Chain record, and that’s certainly what Glasgow Eyes is. Our creative approach is remarkably the same as it was in 1984, just hit the studio and see what happens. We went in with a bunch of songs and let it take its course. There are no rules, you just do whatever it takes. And there’s a telepathy there – we are those weird not-quite twins that finish each other’s sentences.”
 
The album’s first single, ‘jamcod’, welds dark electronica with the immense guitar sound that can only be that of William Reid creating an instant Mary Chain classic that’s also undeniably fresh and radical.
 
‘jamcod’ and Glasgow Eyes not only extend The Jesus and Mary Chain story, but feel simultaneously like a return to roots. From the incendiary Psychocandy debut and its classic ‘Just Like Honey’ onwards, the Reid brothers steadily became the misfits who made good without compromise.
 

See Also

Glasgow Eyes artwork & tracklist:
 
1. ‘Venal Joy’
2. ‘American Born’
3. ‘Mediterranean X Film’
4. ‘jamcod’
5. ‘Discotheque’
6. ‘Pure Poor’
7. ‘The Eagles and The Beatles’
8. ‘Silver Strings’
9. ‘Chemical Animal
10. ‘Second of June’
11. ‘Girl 71’
12. ‘Hey Lou Reid’

 
 
 Glasgow Eyes is now available to pre-order HERE. Physical formats include CD, single vinyl and, for those who love the sound of vinyl at its purest, limited edition 45 rpm double-vinyl lavishly packaged with artwork by William Reid.

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