Born out of Newcastle in 1989, The Screaming Jets have been an enduring force in the Australian music landscape for over 3 decades. With 8 studio albums, (3 Gold & 1 Platinum) and more material on the way, The Jets have much to celebrate and a whole lot more rock to be rolled out. 8 albums released in 31 years, with the most recent original album ‘Chrome’ album, released in 2016 reinstating The Jets as a ‘national treasure, Australians should treasure more…’ and receiving the Hot Metal Online coveted award ‘Best of Album’ of that year. Beating international releases from Dead Daisies, Cheap Trick and Metallica for the #1 spot. 2017 to 2019 has seen the Jets co-headline with their contemporaries (and some of Australia’s hottest rock acts) in The Baby Animals, Rose Tattoo & Boom Crash Opera whilst becoming a much-loved fixture on everybody’s favourite rock festival Red Hot Summer. The Screaming Jets radio history delivers a long line of high rotation hits to the airwaves. “Better” (penned by former member Grant Walmsley) was crowned by Triple M Sydney as the most played single by an Australian artist in its 37-year history. It’s been played over 10,000 times on Triple M since its release. Known as ‘the last great Aussie Pub Rock Band...’, as at August 2020, The Jets alongside every other touring musical act in the world, are quietly working away waiting for the Covid-19 Pandemic to pass. Faced with an uncertain future and cancelled tour dates, and a very slim chance of getting together as a band in the short term, The Jets set to work earlier this year to reflect on the band’s past and carve a way forward. Six months of weekly Zoom band meetings which started out as impromptu late afternoon drinking sessions, have delivered fans an unexpected treat! Putting their pandemic time to good use the band selected 5 iconic and much loved songs, tracks that have stood the test of time over their 30 year career, and given them a fresh paint job – reworking and re-recording Helping Hand, Shivers, Friend of Mine, Sad Song and October Grey, whilst still paying the utmost respect to the originals. Helping Hand made its appearance first, with a social media and YouTube release in May, garnering enormous response from fans and industry alike, reaching over 200,000 people.
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