Music Mondays: The Jezabels


The members of this Australian quartet describe their music as "intensindie," but The Jezabels are prime to go mainstream. With the recently released full-length debut album, Prisoner, the group is gaining recognition thanks to an eclectic hybrid of rock and pop. Take the video for "Trycolour," which showcases some sensational special effects while maintaining a kind of mystic aura thanks to hovering crystals and mysterious lyrics.

Lead singer Hayley Mary, drummer Nik Kaloper, guitarist Samuel Lockwood, and pianist/keyboardist Heather Shannon got together back in 2007 while attending the University of Sydney. Hayley and Mary actually already knew each other and played together since both hail from Byron Bay in New South Wales, Australia. The addition of Nik and Samuel helped establish the band's pop-orientated rock sound. It was the misunderstood character Jezebel from the Bible that served as inspiration for the band's unique moniker. The Jezabels put out a trio of EPs, including The Man Is Dead and She's So Hard in 2009 along with 2010's Dark Storm. A cinematic video for the single, "Endless Summer," from the debut album received a lot of attention for its highly graphic content. The group has been gaining a steady fan base by actively touring and making appearances at such staples as Coachella and SXSW. We love that The Jezabels are pushing the boundaries of indie rock and the fact that the band has two strong female musicians in the fold.

Check out the video for "Trycolour" below before heading over to I AM THAT GIRL�s YouTube channel. While you�re there, don�t forget to tune into our Music Mondays playlist, which is updated every week.



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