Belfast’s The Jane Bradfords have released their debut this week – a swirling, synth-heavy indie-pop album which should demand your attention.
The band’s initial forays began with a lone man – Deci who “listened to too much music and bought too many keyboards”. Since August 2006, they became a four-piece and since have received positive responses from a BBC Radio 1 Maida Vale session and support slots with LCD Soundsystem, CSS, Cold War Kids and Peter Bjorn & John. A favourable Irish comparison to Deci’s voice would be Fearghal McKee of Whipping boy.
Here we have three songs from BBC’s Across the Line acoustic session. ‘Ninety-Nine’ takes the album’s upbeat synthetic version and turns into a slower piano-led ballad with gleaming background instrumentation. ‘Little Lies’ is a curious cover of Fleetwood Mac that shows if the JBs ever want to turn to the knob marked “LOVELY” they will be well able.
Another song from the session is available from Last.fm.