Q&A Scene: Sweet Jean


Tell us about your new single/ album/ tour?
We’re releasing two new songs called I See Stars and Still Here on 7” vinyl over two special shows with our band in late February. We’re stoked to be a part of the Between the Bays Festival on the Mornington Peninsula on Saturday Feb 28, and on Sunday Feb 22 we’re playing as part of the Gasometer Hotel’s Collingwood Open series. They actually open the roof!

How would you describe your sound in food form and why?
Anything that’s not vegan, gluten-free, or decaffeinated.

Which song resonates most strongly and why?
Perfect Day by Lou Reed is a perfect song. It balances that mix of “happy and sad” that we’re often shooting for in the studio.

Where do you draw inspiration from?
We’re influenced by hazy, old-school pop, stark, gothic folk and some of the more languid seventies guitar music. We both came to the band with a love for harmony singing, so that comes through in the songs as well.

What’s next for you?
After these two shows with our band to launch our 7” vinyl single, we’re heading off to Canada and the States. We’ll also be working on more songs for our new album.

What’s your scene?
Alice likes the Google. Sime likes taxidermy. It’s a pretty happening scene.

About Sweet Jean

SWEET JEAN is a duo from Melbourne who make smartly-crafted Americana-influenced Australian pop that ranges from stark and gothic, to hazy and melodic. Since forming in late 2010, Sweet Jean has built a reputation for evocative songwriting, razor-sharp harmonies, and stirring live performances.

The duo has a natural ability to transport their audience to the heart of their songs.” Sweet Jean’s debut album Dear Departure was released in July 2013 to glowing reviews, receiving 5/5 stars in UK’s R2 Magazine, 9/10 from Americana UK; Album of the Week on ABC Radio Nati onal, ABC DIG Music (Double J), ABC Local Radio, and PBS Radio; Album of the Month in Rhythms Magazine; iTunes Single of the Week for Shiver & Shake; and a nomination for Best Country Album from The Age Music Victoria Awards

Gig details

Sunday 22 Feb
Collingwood Open at The Gasometer Hotel, Single Launch w special guests Al Parkinson, Jess Ribeiro, and DJ Cash Savage.

Saturday 28 Feb
Between the Bays Festival, featuring James Reyne, Mark Seymour, Custard, and Mark Seymour etc….

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