Hey! Manchester presents Jeanines w/ Mt. Misery
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Jeanines specialise in ultra-short bursts of energetic but melancholy minor-key pop. With influences that run deep into the most crucial tributaries of DIY pop — Messthethics, the Television Personalities, Marine Girls, early Pastels, Dolly Mixture — they’ve crafted a style that is as individual as it is just plain pleasurable.
Alicia Jeanine’s pure, unaffected voice muses wistfully on the illusions of time, while My Teenage Stride/Mick Trouble mastermind Jed Smith‘s frantic Motown-esque drumming and inventive bass playing provide a thrilling rhythmic foundation. On stage, harmonies and bass from Maggie Gaster (Yucky Duster) crystallise Jeanines’ live sound.
Tour support comes from Mt. Misery. Hartlepool indie-pop trio Mt. Misery released their debut album Once Home, No Longer via Prefect Records (Ex-Void, The Natvral, EggS) in summer 2021, alongside a long-since sold-out limited edition Rough Trade Exclusive vinyl. Their latest EP, supported by the PRS Foundation’s Open Fund, was released in Spring 2022, preceded by brand new single Spinning Top.
The band’s sound reflects a timeless but beautiful heartbreak for fans of Real Estate, Whitney and Alvvays, but under the surface, there is a mature determination to succeed that can only be cultivated in the working-class environs of a northern town. Tour dates across the UK alongside the likes of The Futureheads, Porridge Radio, Plastic Mermaids, Blue Bendy and Tugboat Captain have helped establish Mt. Misery as one of the north east’s best loved live bands, with festival slots at Twisterella, Stockton Calling, Long Division and Deer Shed Base Camp further embedding their music in northern hearts.