Exclusive: The Jensens share their debut album, Hyacinth Haze, ahead of its release
They'll be launching it at Brisbane's Black Bear Lodge on August 31st.
Over the last two years, Brisbane-based ensemble The Jensens have slowly grown to become one of their city's most promising bands, whether it be through a consistent run of varying, genre-wide singles, performing at this year's Splendour In The Grass, or wins at the prestigious QUBE Effect - one of QLD's biggest music ceremonies. Throughout this time, they've been teasing what's eventuated to be their long-awaited debut album Hyacinth Haze, a collection of tracks that showcase the band as frontrunners of the north east coast not just in sound, but in their ability to seamlessly transition between them; tackling genres outside of their 'realm' with the confidence - and triumph - you'd expect from a band that have been doing this for much, much longer.
Throughout Hyacinth Haze's short, yet sweet seven-track duration, the group interpolate moments of electronica, pop, psych-rock and hazy shoegaze within their distinct indie-rock backbone, whether it be cruisy saxophone solos or quick-firing, left-field rock that really stands out on its own on Four Chambers - one of the album's three pre-release singles, alongside the psych-tinged Mt Mura and Coma. For the band, as guitarist and vocalist Nathan Kendall explains, the album's wide array of sounds and its accompanying versatility is reflective of the band's changes within, whether it be changes in their approach to songwriting and production, or more personal changes too. "The songwriting is more complex, there's more mature lyrical themes and more experimental production too," he says. "It was written and recorded during a time in our lives where we questioned everything we were doing, as musicians, as friends, as lovers, as human beings and as a band. The album is a relinquishing of the naivety of youth and an acceptance of reality and the world around you."
The full record is out tomorrow independently, and it's being launched on Saturday, August 31st at Brisbane's Black Bear Lounge - more information HERE. In the meantime, however, dive into Hyacinth Haze below, for a sneaky pre-listen ahead of its larger release.
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