Australianfour-piece Jezables have just announced a one-off UK show at London’s Heaven on 29th November. ‘Endless Summer’, out now, is the first single to be taken from the album ‘Prisoner’. Comparisons have been made between her and Stevie Nicks, Siouxsie Sioux, Karen O, Cyndi Lauper, Kate Bush, Florence Welch, we caught up with keyboard player Heather Shannon find out more…
US: Where did you get the name Jezabels from?
Heather: Hayley came up with the name…or even her dad I think. They used to busk together as The Jezabels, and then Hayley and I used to busk together as the Jezabels, and now we are a band. It’s also a sort of feminist reclaiming of the idea of Jezebel and who she was.
US: How was touring the USA and Canada?
Heather: So great. I saw snow for the first time in the Rocky Mountains. We had a really good reception from our audiences over there too. We are very excited to get back over there. The tour in North America will be for a month with Hey Rosetta! from Canada. They are taking us to some places we have never been before…
US: We’ve heard good things about you since you played SXSW, how has your year been?
Heather: Our year has been very full on and crazy. Time has passed insanely quickly, and I’m never sure what day it is…. I never really expected to go international with the band, so it’s a dream come true. This next visit will be our fourth trip to North America. We are very lucky.
US: Your debut album hit the Aussie charts at number 2 only knocked off by Adele, that must have been pretty crazy?
Heather: Yes!! Very crazy indeed. It makes us very happy that so many people find pleasure in our music.
US: What are you expecting from the show at Heaven when you play London this time around?
Heather: We played at XOYO last time in London. It was a great show, but I think this time around we will be warmed up after the three months of solid touring we will have done. There will be new songs/old songs and more people hopefully!
US: What do you like to do when you are in London?
Heather: I love going to the Tate Modern. I think I nearly cried last time I was there because I loved it so much. I also had some AMAZING Pakistani food. Incredible. Before I went to London, people kept saying to me that the food would be terrible, but that is definitely not the case! I don’t know what they were eating….
The Jezabels live at Heaven,Tuesday 29th November
For tickets visit here.
Tickets £10- on sale Friday 23rd November