- 05 Apr 17
Excellent comeback from pioneering alt.rockers.
Legendary Scottish noiseniks The Jesus And Mary Chain have certainly taken their sweet time making this record. Having reformed in 2007 after a decade-long hiatus, they’ve taken another 10 years to finally get around to releasing a new album.
In the best possible way, not much has changed. Jim Reid and co. are one of those unique groups who patented their own sound – a mix of buzz-saw guitars and sweet melodies that has proven enormously influential over the years.
It’s truly wonderful to hear them back in business on Damage And Joy. The likes of ‘War On Peace’, ‘The Two Of Us’ and ‘Get On Home’ sucessfully reach the giddy heights of past gems such as ‘Just Like Honey’, the tune which famously soundtracked the classic final scene in Sofia Coppola’s Lost In Translation.