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Spotlight: The Jesus And Mary Chain - '40 YEARS' Auckland Headline Show

Spotlight: The Jesus And Mary Chain - '40 YEARS' Auckland Headline Show

Chris Cudby / Monday 17th June, 2024 10:28AM

Emerging from East Kilbride, Scotland in the early eighties to conquer the world with their feedback-drenched, melodically heart-bursting anthems, The Jesus and Mary Chain have defied the odds to enter a vital new era — delivering fuzz-rock magnificence on their new album Glasgow Eyes in March, following 2017's star-powered comeback Damage and Joy (their first long player since 1998's "swansong" Munki). Sunglasses-wearing sibling co-founders Jim Reid and William Reid are marking the monumental achievement that is The Jesus & Mary Chain's 40th anniversary with an Australasian tour this winter, as part of a global run of headline events, touching down in Aotearoa for a very special one-off performance at Tāmaki Makaurau's The Powerstation on 30th July.

A group whose key influence and innovations loom large over multiple generations of tangle-haired guitar-slingers and electronic artists, The Jesus and Mary Chain's 1985 debut Psychocandy is rightly regarded as a pivotal release in the canon of shoegaze / noise-rock. Resonating through time with such classics as 'Just Like Honey', 'April Skies', 'Head On', 'Happy When It Rains' and countless more, if you haven't yet secured your spot for The Jesus and Mary Chain's only Aotearoa appearance in 2024, now is the time to take action — brought to you by SBM Presents...

"We've never fit in anywhere, and that's just fine with us. We are the party, and that's all that matters.” — Jim Reid

The Jesus and Mary Chain
Tuesday 30th July - The Powerstation, Auckland

Tickets on sale now via SBM Presents

Experience The Jesus And Mary Chain's 1985 classic 'Just Like Honey'...

Watch the video for 'jamcod' from The Jesus and Mary Chain's 2024 album Glasgow Eyes...

Press release:

From the moment the Reid brothers (Jim and William) first pressed the record button on their Portastudio in the early 1980's, the intense, sometimes brutal, often darkly romantic music they made has always felt like past, present and future smashed together, alchemising into something startling.

Consistently defying musical boundaries, blending intense melodies with raw emotion to create a mesmerising sonic experience, JAMC anthems such as Just Like Honey, April Skies and Happy When It Rains are timeless statements of artistic excellence. Shaping the post-punk landscape with a legacy that continues to inspire awe and reverence.

From their origins on the outskirts of Glasgow, The Jesus and Mary Chain have gone on to influence many of music’s greatest minds, and are consistently referenced as a chief source of inspiration for the likes of My Bloody Valentine and Nirvana. 1985’s Psychocandy is widely considered to be one of the most influential post punk records ever released.

With new album, Glasgow Eyes in hand, the duo continue to seamlessly fuse electronica and rock with as much innovation as they’ve always had. Embracing their punk roots, while maintaining their anarchic spirit.

As outsiders who shaped the very fabric of British music history, The Jesus and Mary Chain stand apart yet are one of the most influential acts of the modern era.

Don't miss your chance to experience The Jesus and Mary Chain as they roll though your town!


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The Jesus And Mary Chain
Tue 30th Jul 8:00pm
The Powerstation, Auckland