Scream­ing Jets take off for Mag­nums

Whitsunday Times - - CHILL -

THE boys from The Scream­ing Jets are no strangers to Air­lie Beach.

In fact when they toured with Killing Heidi back in the day, front man Dave Gleeson said the band had a “hel­la­tious” time rock­ing out at Mag­nums.

Back in the Whitsundays on the back of last year’s re­lease, Chrome, the clas­sic Aussie rock­ers from Newcastle are primed to put on a great show.

Chrome has met with crit­i­cal ac­claim and com­mer­cial suc­cess.

Gleeson said North Queens­lan­ders had been scream­ing to hear it live on stage and soon the wait would be over.

Chrome is the sev­enth stu­dio al­bum by the band whose ca­reer has spanned three decades.

The band in­tro­duced some of the new tracks dur­ing their 2015 Rock n Roll Ram­page tour and Gleeson said the new songs were “warmly em­braced” by fans.

“We think this is prob­a­bly as com­plete an al­bum as we have ever done. It sits very well be­side Tear of Thought. There are plenty of dif­fer­ent tex­tures and great big fat rock songs, as well as some quiet mo­ments,” he said.

“We hit the nail right on the head with this al­bum of what the Jets sound like.”

The al­bum was re­leased in May last year and de­buted and peaked at num­ber 30 in Aus­tralia, be­com­ing the band’s first Top 50 ap­pear­ance since the re­lease of Scam in 2000.

Gleeson said fans in Air­lie Beach could ex­pect a mix of clas­sics as well as new songs from Chrome.

The Scream­ing Jets have a name for them­selves as a great tour­ing band.

Gles­son said he looked for­ward to head­ing back to the heart of North Queens­land.

“It is just a free and easy place and we have played at Mag­nums a few times over the years,” he said.

Tak­ing in­spi­ra­tion from the clas­sic Aussie rock acts of the 1980s like Cold Chisel and The Ra­di­a­tors, The Scream­ing Jets never fail to de­liver a solid per­for­mance on stage.

“We make sure we have the fire in our bel­lies and try to make sure ev­ery­one leaves the gig all sweaty and rocked out,” Gleeson said.

“We have al­ways prided our­selves on be­ing an arse kick­ing rock and roll band.

“In­spired by Cold Chisel and the clas­sic Aussie rock acts we like to carry on that legacy.”

Don’t miss The Scream­ing Jets when they blast into the best place to party in Air­lie Beach on Au­gust 3 for one night only.

PHOTO: MIKE RICHARDS

ON TOUR: The Scream­ing Jets will hit Mag­nums on Au­gust 3.

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