Much-beloved Sydney collective Jenny Broke The Window today release their second EP Feels Good.
The greatness of Feels Good lies in the sum of its parts, full of unexpected loops and harmonies. Jenny Broke the Window have always been about building something unshakeable. Feels Good was built on the foundations of a rock-solid narrative, an immersive atmosphere, and innovative melodic motifs. Frontman and principle songwriter Sam Lathlean asserts that the EP was treated “like a mini album” in the way it flows deftly from one song to the next. “It’s definitely been treated in a way so all the songs fit nicely together. Lots of recurring themes – nostalgia, teenage angst, romance and coming of age stories.”
Feels Good was largely recorded at Studios 301 with producer Tony Buchen (Andy Bull, Mansionair,Spookyland); but it was important to the band that they keep the EP feeling organic. “A lot of the stuff on the EP demos was recorded in my bedroom at home prior to the sessions and we’d keep a heap of it in the final product because certain sounds, vibes and good mistakes are hard to recreate,” Lathlean says.
Feels Good’s release is preceded by the phenomenal success of its three singles; Skinny Dip, Black Skeleton, and Airport Love. With these, Jenny Broke the Window achieved an enviable hat-trick of triple j adds as well as widespread acclaim from community radio & the music blogosphere, culminating in a fruitful single tour for Airport Love. The deafening buzz around Jenny Broke the Window’s hasn’t gone unnoticed by their fellow musicians, either: they’ve shared the stage with the likes of Sticky Fingers, Bluejuice, Harts & The Belligerents off the back of their sky-high ascendence.
One wouldn’t be remiss to liken the unrelenting ferocity of Jenny Broke the Window’s work ethic to a hurricane. In this year alone, they’ve released Airport Love, toured the single & played a smattering of shows on the east coast, finished their EP for release – and there’s still more to come.
Without pausing for breath, the band are headed over to the UK today to record their much-awaited debut album, the first taste of which will premiere later in the year.
PRAISE FOR JENNY BROKE THE WINDOW
“An absolute gift for crafting infectious tunes!”
“This is breezy and echoey modern indie-pop with some smarts and abilities about it to be something more than the average.”
“On ‘Feels Good’, Jenny Broke The Window have met the anticipation hauled upon them and doubled down with a release that’s both easily accessible and expansive.”
“An indie-pop band you should keep an eye on”
PRAISE FOR ‘AIRPORT LOVE’
“…breathy harmonies pulse against moments of crystal clear tone and electronic hooks push towards pop, before the slow-grinding guitars shift [Airport Love] back into an alternative space.”
Rolling Stone Australia
“Airport Love combines driving drums, swelling synth work, dramatic strings and soaring vocals for a lush new jam that we’re instantly head over heels for.”