Melbourne, post-grunge monsters Jarface have released the music video for new single Absolution in the lead up to the release of their debut album ‘Now They See’ on Friday, December 8.
To celebrate the release of ‘Now They See’, Jarface will be heading out on a massive seven date tour with stops in Melbourne, Wollongong, Bendigo, Sydney and Albury.
It’s been a long journey to ‘Now They See’ for Jarface and the album title is a subtle dig at the arduous process it took to bring it to fruition.
“After three years of writing, and six months of recording, mixing and mastering, it seemed fitting that a debut album which felt like forever to complete should have the title ‘Now They See’, but just every other aspect of our music; it’s open to interpretation.”
Despite the long development behind ‘Now They See’, Jarface have crafted a strong showcase of post-grunge that defines and sets the band apart.
“For the most part it’s a loud and heavy sound, that consists of riffs that are butted together with drums complimenting them but still giving them a beat to help them.”
New single Absolution is a notably positive track tracing the beginning and first meeting of a future couple.
“Absolution was written after meeting my partner on a late night out at a Smith Street bar. I was there after we’d played a show at another venue and I remember spending most of the night trying to convince her I was actually in a band.”
That positivity bleeds through the music, the bass line delivering this incredible pumping rhythm!
“Absolution has this groove that was inspired by the blues tunes that were being played that night.”
Formed in Melbourne, Australia, way-back-when, the now 4 piece powerhouse began with just a single guitarist and bassist playing covers in a basement. Founding members Sean & Matt would started by playing covers from their favourite bands, but after they soon realized that they were no good at playing covers they decided to start writing their own stuff.
Fast forward a few years and after playing some of Melbourne’s biggest and best venues like the famous Cherry Bar, The Northcote Social Club, The Ding Dong Lounge, The Espy Gershwin Room and many more, Jarface keeps on establishing and growing their name and following.
Friday, December 8
The Penny Black, Melbourne
Friday, December 15
Ferntree Gully Hotel, Melbourne
Saturday, December 16
Music Man Mega Store, Bendigo
Friday, January 5
The Bendigo Hotel, Melbourne
Thursday, January 11
Red Bar, Wollongong
Saturday, January 13
Frankies Pizza, Sydney
Saturday, February 3
The Boomerang Hotel, Albury