This Weekend I’ll Mostly Be Listening to… Sweet Jane January 19, 2013Posted by irishelectionliterature in This Weekend I'll Mostly Be Listening to....
Sweet Jane are according to their profile a ‘Dream-Pop Rock & Roll band from Ireland’. I know little or nothing about them other than I stumbled on some of their tracks whilst listening to some Blades/ Paul Cleary (fans of The Blades/Cleary may find these old Blades/ Cleary/Partisans tracks worth checking out although the quality isn’t great)
Sadly I gather that their dreamy voiced lead singer Lydia Des Dolles left the band last year and it was her vocals on the track ‘Don’t hold your head so low’ that initially attracted my attention.Its almost Mazzy Starish, indeed included here is a cover of Mazzy Stars ‘Fade Into You’. The other tracks since her departure are pretty good too.
The one thing though and I know its a modern problem is that they are difficult enough to find via searches on youtube and search engines. Its a thing that wasn’t a problem pre internet as you were looking for a band name that would sound familiar but would in a musical sense be unique. Now though you would be looking for something unique in every sense, something that sounds familiar.
Of course when you become big and famous, you will be found easily ….
Their Soundcloud which has some good tracks and the Reekus Records Soundcloud has some other good sounds worth checking out