Biography

Meet Sydney quartet The Jezabels - a band unafraid of fervent emotion, colossal choruses and skyscraping ambition. Fusing stadium sing-a-longs with mysterious macabre, their music recalls the bittersweet lovelorn of Fleetwood Mac, gothic romanticism of Kate Bush and flashes of The Temper Trap’s sonic anthemia.

Made up of front woman Hayley Mary, keyboardist Heather Shannon, drummer Nik Kaloper and guitarist Sam Lockwood, the band have released a trilogy of EPs since they formed four years ago: 2009’s The Man Is Dead, She's So Hard and last year’s Dark Storm. As those dour titles might suggest, The Jezabels aren’t the jubilant summer-pop you’d normally expect from an Aussie act – if anything they’re a reaction to all things exultant.