It's hard to believe that only three years have passed since JJ72's criminally underrated 'I To The Sky' long player hit the shelves. Since then, the pendulum of independent rock hasn't just swung to new heights, it's turned itself inside out, upside down and back to front in the process.
Indeed most other bands would have been calling it a day by now and be queueing for their jobseeker's allowances. Not JJ72 it seems. 'She's Gone' merely continues where they left off, combining Mark Greaney's semi-operatic vocal with a swooping crescendo of sound that almost rivals Muse in the anything-a-four-piece-can-do, three-can-do-better stakes.
In fact, 'She's Gone' may even be about departed bass player Hillary Woods, who was probably more renowned for the way she pouted than any musical ability. Not that anyone would notice though, as new bassist Sarah Fox adds a more distinctive, booming sound to their carefully orchestrated musings.
Let's just hope the rest of the world remembers that things weren't all bad in the year 2002 B.K. (Before the Killers); honest - here are JJ72 with the living proof.
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