New Zealand punks The Jury And The Saints unleash their blistering self-titled second album in NZ today – a collection of tracks fully loaded with raw riffs and contagiously anthemic choruses.
“We don’t care about making a technical album, we care about making music that translates both in the studio and live, music that hopefully moves people, music that makes you have to sing, music that connects because it’s coming from energy and honesty”
The forthcoming release follows 2010’s album debut Daydreams, and 2011’s EP Revival, which landed at #4 in the New Zealand Top 40. ‘Revival’, the single, gave the band their first #1 in the New Zealand Singles Chart.
October 2012 saw JATS signed to German label SPV Records and a 2013 tour through Germany, Switzerland and Austria. While in Germany the band worked with renowned local rock/metal producer Alex Lysjakow to record the new full-length album.
Unafraid to combine a sense of humour with soaring, gang-vocal ridden anthems, or to sport the odd sailor outfit, The Jury & The Saints’ live performances to date have landed them critical acclaim.
Lung bursting, sing-along video single ‘Focus’, taken from the forthcoming album is out now and stands out for it’s pure exuberance and feel good rock energy. The latest single ‘Monday Morning’ sees a softer beginning, building up to an explosive melodic chorus, this track already getting airplay in the UK on BBC1 Kerrang radio.
The Jury And The Saints celebrate the album release with a show at Zeal in Hamilton, plus a line up of shows planned around the country in March/April.