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Jet Set To Tour

Jet is an Australian band that rose to fame in the early 2000′s. Brothers Nic Cester and Chris Cester grew up in a suburb just out of Melbourne. As kids, they would pick through their dad’s record album collection to find anything good, such as, The Who, AC/DC, The Easybeats, Faces, The Loved Ones and especially The Rolling Stones and The Beatles. The classic rock influence can be heard on many of their songs. “Are You Gonna Be My Girl” tastes of AC/DC, and “Look What You’ve Done” is reminiscent of the Beatles.

Chris said, “It’s always interpreted that our father had a great record collection, but that’s not true. It was actually a really sh#* collection that Nic managed to find the gems in.”

Nic interjects, “Hi Fi Way was the most important album of my generation … I think everyone our age, who played guitar, played You Am I songs for the first time in front of their school (St Bede’s) assembly … That was the record that made you realize you could be in an Australian band, you didn’t have to be a grunge band and you didn’t have to be influenced by American bands. It changed everything.”

In 2001, they formed the band Jet after the Paul McCartney and Wings song of the same name.

“Jet! with the wind in your hair of a thousand laces.
Climb on the back and we’ll
Go for a ride in the sky.
And jet, I thought the major
Was a lady suffragette.
Jet! jet!”

The song was supposedly inspired by Paul McCartney’s dog; however, several interpretations of the song say it is a jab at David Bowie’s feminine glam rock persona. “I’ld always heard that “Jet” was, in part, a satirical jab at David Bowie and the then trendy androgyny of so-called “glam” rockers.” This could be the case since the members of Jet (the band) are no posers nor glam rockers.

In 2003, they released Get Born. The single “Are You Gonna Be My Girl” was voted the number one song that year.

For 2006, they released Shine On. Though it did not rise to the success level of Get Born, it did give birth to quite a few good songs.

After the release of their next album Shaka Rock was delayed, they released a 5-track acoustic live audio and video EP. “Recorded at Metropolis Studios in London on their recent sold out tour of the UK, these tracks have never been recorded like this before…”

The track list for the acoustic EP is…

Bring It On Back
Kings Horses
Look What You’ve Done
Are You Gonna Be My Girl
Shine On

The Shaka Rock release date — August 25, 2009. The first two singles are She’s A Genius and K.I.A. (Killed In Action).

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