The Jesus and Mary Chain shares new music video for ‘Silver Strings’ + expands world tour

The Jesus And Mary Chain press photo

Jesus and Mary Chain’s new album ‘Glasgow Eyes’ represents a remarkable achievement some 40 years into their career. Released in March by Fuzz Club, it debuted at #7 on the UK Official Album Chart and became their highest charting and most highly acclaimed album since their classic ‘‘Darklands’ set back in 1987.

Now The Jesus and Mary Chain keep ‘Glasgow Eyes’ in the spotlight by sharing the new video for Silver Strings. It’s a track which Pitchfork picked as the album’s best moment, “a lithe slice of nocturnal new wave that illustrates the benefits of favouring synths over six strings: It floats, unencumbered by earthly notions.” Meanwhile, MOJO stated that it “cast JAMC as the house band at a David Lynch sad disco – a role they were born into.”

The Silver Strings video features Izzy Glaudini from the Los Angeles band Automatic and was directed by Ambar Navarro (Weyes Blood, The Lemon Twigs). The video was filmed in Los Angeles by Navarro and Max Flicks, and in Berlin by Carolina Romillo.

The coming months will see The Jesus and Mary Chain play a rare headline tour of Australia and New Zealand, with select European headline shows scattered amongst a summer festival schedule that takes them as far afield as New Zealand and Japan. Please see here for ticket information for the following dates:

23rd – Italy, Medimex Festival

25th – Taiwan, Zepp New Taipei
28th – Japan, Fiji Rock Festival
30th – New Zealand, Auckland, Powerstation

1st – Australia, Sydney, Enmore Theatre
3rd – Australia, Brisbane, The Tivoli
4th – Australia, Melbourne, Forum
6th – Australia, Sydney, Hindley St Music Hall
8th – Australia, Perth, Astor Theatre
17th – Portugal, Paredes de Coura
19th – Hungary, Fekete Zaj Fesztivál (HEADLINERS)
21st – Estonia, Tallinn, Alexela Kontserdimajas
22nd – Finland, Tampere, Tullikamari
24th – Czechia, TrutnOFF Open Air (HEADLINERS)

The long-awaited ‘Never Understood’ biography available to pre-order here ahead of its release on August 15th. It sees William and Jim Reid tell the full story of one of Britain’s greatest guitar bands for the very first time – a wildly funny and improbably moving chronicle of brotherly strife, feedback, riots, drug and alcohol addiction, eternal outsiders and extreme shyness, that also somehow manages to be a love letter to the Scottish working-class family. Limited edition Record Store and White Rabbit formats follow on September 5th, the latter of which includes an exclusive LP featuring extracts from the book narrated by each brother.

Glasgow Eyes cover artwork

Glasgow Eyes’ track list

1. Venal Joy
2. American Born
3. Mediterranean X Film
4. jamcod
5. Discotheque
6. Pure Poor
7. The Eagles and The Beatles
8. Silver Strings
9. Chemical Animal
10. Second of June
11. Girl 71
12. Hey Lou Reid

Phenomenal demand for ‘Glasgow Eyes’ has seen almost every physical format sell-out already, leading to the release of a new blue vinyl format which is available to pre order here.

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