Published by: Danae Effern | 13-May-2016
Monday To Friday, the sophomore album from Melbourne's Sweet Jean is out today and the band are excited to announce they are heading off on tour around the country. The album co-written by Sime Nugent & Alice Keath, ranges from expansive, vintage synth-driven songs about space exploration to jangly, straight-shooting narratives of everyday life. Out through ABC Music Monday to Friday scored 4 stars from Rolling Stone Magazine, landed a spot in PBS FM's feature records and Rhythms magazine called the offering "a glorious pop gem that gets warmer, darker, more lush the more you listen...a stellar release, the finest in alternative rock / pop you're likely to find anywhere." @sweetjeanmusic #sweetjeanmusic @RemedyGroup
Sweet Jean demoed the songs in their home studio and then worked closely with producer, friend and band mate John Castle (Vance Joy, Washington, The Bamboos) at The Shed Studios, swapping instruments, eating ramen, and nutting out arrangements.

The follow up to the band's debut album Dear Departure which was released in July 2013 to widespread acclaim and landed Album of the Week status at PBS FM, ABC RN and ABC DIG, Album of the Month at Rhythms Magazine and was nominated for an Age Music Victoria Award.

"A lot of the songs on Monday to Friday speak to the contrast between the vast and the minuscule, the profound and insignificant, facts and feelings; growing up and realising how fallible our beliefs, memories, and aspirations are in a post-Santa reality, and where to look for that wonder we all seem to need once we realise we're just monkeys wearing runners." said Sweet Jean of the release.

Single 'Everything Changes' has the smokey nocturnal sound of standing on the side of the road at closing time and all the what ifs and what nows that come with that.

Building on Sime & Alice's natural chemistry as a duo, Sweet Jean will be hitting the road in July for a national tour with their tight-knit live band, which includes producer and multi-instrumentalist John Castle.


Friday 1 July Music on The Hill, Red Hill VIC
Fri 8 "“ Sun 10 July Bello Winter Music Festival, Bellingen NSW
Friday 15 July Skukum Lounge, Ashgrove QLD
Saturday 16 July Mullum Ex Services Club, Mullumbimby NSW
Thursday 21 July Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine VIC
Sunday 24 July Wheatsheaf Hotel, Thebarton SA
Saturday 30 July Northcote Social Club, Northcote VIC
Thursday 4 August Brighton Up Bar, Darlinghurst NSW
Saturday 6 August Caravan Music Club, Oakleigh VIC

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