International Jetsetters (members of JAMC & Ride) Ready for Take Off!

At long last the UK’s latest Noise/Pop makers International Jetsetters make their U.S. debut with the six song EP “Heart Is Black”. The EP was available October 7, 2008- exclusively at Planting Seeds Records [] in limited edition CDEP/Postcard/Sticker Pack and digitally worldwide via i-Tunes, emusic, and the usual digital outlets worldwide. The CD was distributed worldwide by Darla Records[] on October 20, 2008.

The critics have already begun their praise of the band:

“A swelling cacophony of cosmic beauty that pulses and throbs with a raw wantonness” (VPME); “They’re dark and dreamy but they rock like bastards” (Nightshift Magazine May 2008); “honey-dipped 60s melodies drenched in oceanic swells of guitar noise…”(Oxford bands). More praise for the band and EP are sure to followÂ…

“Heart Is Black” is International Jetsetters debut six-song release. The EP blasts into the stratosphere with the full throttle, melodic guitar buzz, of “Inside Out” followed swiftly by the rhythm heavy groove of “Inside Yourself”. “Never Slows Down” and “My Redemption” showcase Fi McFall’s range as a singer. The low, breathy tones of the opening verses gradually ascend to pulsating choruses where she resonates like a siren. The title track “Heart is Black” strums and thumps with a dark atmospheric burn. The disc closes with a bit of a twist – A glaring early version of “Never Slows Down”. International Jetsetters “Heart Is Black” CDEP hits quick and begs for repeated listens.

International Jetsetters is an Oxford-based five piece. The band was formed in March 2007 by singer and guitarist Mark Crozer (The Jesus And Mary Chain) and bass player Bert Audubert. The line-up also features drummer Loz Colbert (The Jesus And Mary Chain, Ride), lead guitarist Paul Crozer, and vocalist Fi McFall. The Jetsetters have been best described as “an amalgamation of everything that was great about indie rock, when that term actually meant something. From the narcotic fuzz of Spacemen 3 to the insistent jangle and drone of The Wedding Present. They have recently supported live Inspiral Carpets, Glasvegas and The Whigs among others. The band has also played various festivals, live studio performances and stripped down acoustic sets. BBC Radio and the UK press have critically praised their music


1: Inside Out
2: Inside Yourself
3: Never Slow Down
4: My Redemption
5: Heart Is Black
6: Never Slow Down (Demo)


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