Genre: Alternative/Alt. Rock, Rock /indie, Psych rock
Sweet Jane’s Witches EP is out now!
The EP features two exclusive tracks, the country-tinged Find Your Way and a memerising cover of the Neil Young classic Like A Hurricane along with the title track and the previous single I Wanna Be In Love.
Their second album, ‘By the Ocean, By the Sea’, with renowned producer Pat McCarthy at the helm, is scheduled for release sometime.
Sweet Jane consists of four music mad Paxton Brothers from Dublin – Danda is the songwriter, lead vocalist and lead guitarist, Neil is on keyboard duty, guitar and backing vocals, Conor adding to the keys and guitar with Ruairi on bass. Donagh O’ Brien keeps the Paxton pack in line on the skins.
The band is noted for their great sound and superb songwriting. In the past year songs from their highly acclaimed debut album ‘Sugar For My Soul’ have brought them attention from MTV, Skins, and Activision/Blizzard, at industry festival Midem, and they beat off more than two thousand international entries to win a competition run by NBC Universal to have their music included on the soundtracks of shows such as Being Human. NBC noted that their “vocals and wonderful driving hooks make Sweet Jane a perfect indie rock candidate across the board, and their submissions would fit within a majority of their shows”. At home, Sweet Jane’s songs have been synched frequently in TV shows such as Kitchen Hero and RAW.
If that’s not enough praise for the band you should also know that Sweet Jane are a cracking band to catch live, so cracking that leading music magazine Hot Press noted at a recent gig of the guys that “there are elements of shoegaze in Sweet Jane’s schtick, with waves of guitar carrying the music forward, but they have a harder rock core. They mix melody and guitar attack with superb effect, with songwriter, guitarist and vocalist Danda Paxton masterminding the band’s big sound superbly. They go down a storm”.
The band is being kept busy with tour dates at home, beyond the Irish Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, while we’re on the topic. March saw them over in London for a couple of dates during Paddy’s weekend. Following that they flew into Toronto and then onto New York for some more shows.
In May the band were asked to open for Canadian indie outfit The Besnard Lakes for their entire UK tour.
The Witches EP is available on stunning heavyweight 12” vinyl and CD from Reekus.com, Amazon (UK & DE) and Towerrecords.ie and digitally on iTunes, Amazon MP3, Deezer and Spotify.