The Jury And The Saints – The Jury And The Saints (self titled album)

The Jury And The Saints from Auckland, New Zealand (NZ) who describe themselves as ‘Monster Rock from Aoteoroa‘ (which is the Maori name for NZ) released their self-titled second album via SPV on 2nd March 2015. Formed by Jesse and Rowan as a two piece in 2009 they toured hard but decided to developThe Jury and the Saints The Jury And The Saints from Auckland, New Zealand (NZ) who describe themselves as ‘Monster Rock from Aoteoroa‘ (which is the Maori name for NZ) released their self-titled second album via SPV on 2nd March 2015. Formed by Jesse and Rowan as a two piece in 2009 they toured hard but decided to develop their live performances by doubling their ranks, enlisting Ivan and Marty. They have supported Paramore on an Australasian tour and hope to tour in Europe soon. Interesting that they describe themselves as Monster Rock as I did pick up influences of some stadium fillers such as 30 Seconds to Mars and Foo Fighters along the way as I listened to the twelve tracks. I’m not going to cover each track individually just an overall impression and I’ll pull out some of the elements I picked up. On first listen I thought of the aforementioned and also elements of American Fangs, Nirvana, Rancid and Falling in Reverse. The latter not in a specific song but in the overall feel of the album and the way the band combine a mixture of gruff vocals with a more melodic singing style, reminding me of Falling […]

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