Sweet Jane – You're Making This Hard

Dublin band Sweet Jane are only 1 year old and have grown from the slight duo of Lydia Des Dolles and Danda (!) to a full blown 5-piece behemoth. I’ve had my fill of ropey Irish bands of late but from the second minute of ‘You’re Making This Hard’ I was completely sold. The template isn’t particular new but I find songs of this ilk as absorbing as a sun dried person-sized sponge. The boy/girl vocals help and the change of momentum gives it a discernible personality. And the good news is that it is not a fluke as the majority of the tracks Sweet Jane are giving away for free on their myspace are ace. You’ll be thinking BRMC, Jesus & Mary Chain and the Velvet Underground but at this rate of progress the overriding thought may soon become ‘hey, that sounds like Sweet Jane’. KD

Sweet Jane – You’re Making This Hard

More Info: Official & Myspace
Buy Songs: Sweet Jane
Year: 2008

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  1. June 17, 2008

    Funny old world, they’re one of the Dublin bands to leave me completely cold. And I thought I was gonna love them. Their tunes just never grab me. Still hope for them to do well though.

  2. June 18, 2008

    I really like the vocal sharing between the two. It provides a nice layer to the songs that you don’t usually get with just one vocalist.

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