Zaphod Beeblebrox presents JETS OVERHEAD
Events & Entertainment Posted by mcollins on June 01, 2006
+ From Quebec City
604 Records/ Universal Recording Artists
THE SUITS XL
+ From Toronto
Arrive Entertainment Recording Artists
THE BEAUTIFUL UNKNOWN
Wednesday, June 28/ 2006 (Doors 8pm)
27 York Street, Ottawa, Canada.
Age 19+/ General Admission
ADVANCE TICKETS: $6.00 for a limited time, at TicketWeb.com
or by phone 1.888.222.6608
"Tunes of infectious diversion and notable inspiration...swirly vocals, bursting
guitar refrains and beautiful mid-song changes" NOW Magazine (Toronto)
"Impossibly cool Canadians who readily admit to having Pink Floyd, the Velvet
Underground, and The Who in their collection" Hot Press (Dublin)
"Fine listening for transatlantic flights" Georgia Straight (Vancouver)
Since forming Jets Overhead in 2003, this five piece from Victoria, BC has
mesmerized crowds at home and abroad with their hypnotic take on trance rock. Having
shared the stage with The Stills, The Dandy Warhols, Stars, Our Lady Peace, Tegan
and Sara, Powderfinger and 54*40, the self-managed band took time out of their
touring schedule last year to record their first full-length, Bridges. The
distinctive LP was produced by Neil Osborne, longtime singer from Canadian rock
luminaries 54*40, in his first official production role beyond his own bands duties.
Bridges was soft-released in late 2005 on a regional basis and has since reached a
top 10 position on Canadas national campus radio charts while also being a staple on
emerging alternative outlets such as XM satellite radio and 3WK internet radio. The
LP is now out nationally in Canada on Microgroove/Warner as of April 25, 2006.
The early momentum of Bridges comes on the heels of the bands debut self-titled EP,
which landed Jets Overhead a spot on the 2003 Reach tour in Ireland and the UK,
while garnering a number 42 peak on the CMJ Core chart in the US. The group released
two music videos from the EP, both of which received specialty play on The Wedge,
the premiere alternative show on MuchMusic. In September 2004, the video for Sun Sun
Sun was voted one of the top 20 videos at Indie Music Video Award screenings in
Vancouver, Toronto, Seattle and New York.
Quebec City pop band The Suits XL have signed a deal with Vancouver's 604 Records.
The group are the first pop signing to the rock-oriented 604, which was launched in
2001 by entertainment lawyer Jonathan Simkin and Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger.
The Suits XL join the likes of Theory Of A Deadman, Thornley and Tommy Lee on the
roster of the Universal-distributed label. "Chad and I love all kinds of music and
are more into great songwriting than particular genres," says Simkin of their new
addition. "For us, it is not shocking that we have signed a pop band".
"What impressed me about the band was that their music was very literate,
intelligent and quirky, yet was also filled with insanely hooky riffs and melody
The Suits XL's debut single, "Play," has been soaring up the charts at top 40 and
hot adult contemporary radio stations across Canada, enabling them to reach the
national top 10 in both formats. The group's music has been likened to everyone from
Sky to The Cure to The Cars. They unabashedly claim that they're here for fun, not
to save the world.
Five of the songs on Quarter-Life Crisis were produced by Grammy Award-winning duo
the Berman Brothers, who've previously had a hand in the success of Cher, Hanson and
the Baha Men. The band produced the rest of the record themselves along with
engineer Rob Heaney, who was nominated for a Juno Award for his work on the Cirque
Du Soleil's Alegria album.
Canadian Music Week Review By Cain Arsenault www.truthexplosion.com: Blown Away
...... My money was already on 2006 as the year of The Beautiful Unknown. TBU played
a particular brand of rock n roll that had a deliciously retro feel with a more than
liberal nod to the things that made the 70s worth remembering without sounding the
slightest bit contrived. Far from being just another garden variety retro throwback,
it was as though they had just tapped in, mainlined and only half-returned to the
here and now. From the consummate swagger of opener Spinning In My Grave to the
raucous stomp of Riot In The House, my jaded seen-it-all sensibilities were
blindsided completely. All I could do was picture these songs pumping out of a
festival sized PA in the height of summer to thousands of screaming fans. If the
truth be told, I had come to the show expecting another halfway decent local band,
certainly nothing special; the idea that I would be blown away by them had'nt even
entered my mind. This is the very thing that keeps me checking out new bands,
regardless of how jaded I think Ive gotten. Surprise isnt dead and neither is rock n
roll. As the last note rang out barely 45 minutes later, I felt flush with the
exhilaration of having witnessed something great. I quickly came to the conclusion
that if there was any sense or reason in the world, the only thing standing between
TBU and stardom would be time and a few more stages so heres to sanity in 2006.
JETS OVERHEAD - http://www.myspace.com/jetsoverhead
THE SUITS XL - http://www.myspace.com/thesuitsxl
THE BEAUTIFUL UNKNOWN - http://www.myspace.com/thebeautifulunknown
JETS OVERHEAD - http://www.jetsoverhead.com
THE SUITS XL - http://www.myspace.com/thesuitsxl
THE BEAUTIFUL UNKNOWN - http://www.thebeautifulunknown.com
ZAPHOD BEEBLEBROX - http://www.zaphodbeeblebrox.com &