The relationship of Scotland’s Reid brothers may be as tumultuous as the famous Gallagher siblings, but their tunes have never been as pedestrian as their Manc counterparts. The Jesus And Mary Chain were best known as the band that covered their Velvet Underground inspired tunes in waves of feedback and would put on live shows that were nothing less than chaotic.

Their first album in nineteen years, Damage And Joy, doesn’t hark back to those earsplitting days, taking more of a cue from the band’s melodic period in the 90s. Being a band that have truly embraced black clothing and melancholy, little has changed on this outing. The brothers continue to embrace lazy, fuzzed out guitars, broken hearts and drug references.


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