Channelling influences like The Replacements, The Clean and The Stooges, and likened to The Strokes, Dinosaur Jr and Smashing Pumpkins, Dublin quartet ‘Jet Setter’ are fast making a name for their fuzzy, straight-to-the-point, indie-rock. Never Had It So Good is their debut EP, and follows on from their short and punchy introductory singles ‘Not Yet’ and ‘Dippin’ Toes’. On lead single ‘Forget About It’ the band delve into more caustic themes…

Stream ‘Forget About It’ BELOW:

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The EP itself was recorded and mixed by Rían Trench in the luxurious Meadow Studios over two very productive days. The songs had been pieced together over the preceding months by cribbing ideas from unsuspecting films, books and records. Side One content includes howling guitars and involuntary memory as both a warning and a confession, with harmonies, psych and paradoxical lyric. The lead single ‘Forget About It’ is a ripper with a caustic theme and resigned refrain. Side Two packs uncertainty hiding behind a confused bravado and borrowed lines, as well as newly defined elements of jangle and swagger. It ends with ‘Nothing Left To Say To You’: fuzzed out guitars, bludgeoned floor tom and melodic/cathartic feedback.

Never Had It So Good is release through Any Other City Records on April 13th.

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