the jury & the saints
Formed in 2009, The Jury and the Saints’ first year was a relentless one. The band played live to over 50,000 people and National TV channel, FOUR, picked up the boy's first single, ‘Brand New’, as the channel's promo song as well as a short documentary about the band and their music. The video for 'Brand New' soon became the number one most played video on C4 and a top five single on MySpace music.
Not long after all this the band were asked to support global hit makers Paramore on their NZ tour. Paramore loved the band so much they invited the guys on a full eight date, Stadium, Australasian (Australia and NZ) tour to an overwhelming response – reaching over 60,000 in 8 shows.
With all of these achievements in such a short time, along with a sold out, self released EP, their highly anticipated debut album Daydreams then arrived in November 2010. The album received rave reviews and saw the release of 4 singles and videos, along with the single ‘Patience’ featuring Australian Idol winner Stan Walker.
In 2011 the band entered the studio again to independently record, and produce a new batch of songs. As soon as this EP titled Revival was finished they hit the road on a nationwide tour of NZ. Their captivating live shows propelled the new EP to debut at No.4 on the New Zealand top 40 charts, and No.1 on the New Zealand singles chart, and peaked at the No.2 spot in the NZ top 40, selling over 7500 copies.
In October 2012 the band was signed to SPV Records in Germany. A tour followed soon after in 2013 through Germany, Switzerland and Austria.
While in Germany the band worked with renowned local producer Alex Lysjakow to record a new full-length album. This album has now been completed with the first lung bursting sing-a-long single 'Focus’, already released internationally in early 2014. The album is due out in NZ on March 20th.
The Jury And The Saints are:
Jesse Smith – Vocals & Guitar
Ivan Beets – Bass
Marty Kroon – Drums
Rowan Crowe – Guitar