Jet premiere new songs at intimate London gig

‘Shine On’ gets first airing to star-studded crowd

Jet played an intimate gig at London’s 100 Club last night (August 22), claiming they want to “reclaim this whole country piece by piece”.

Watched by members of Kasabian, The Vines and Towers Of London, the Australian four-piece, joined by a keyboardist, kicked off with new track ‘Come On, Come On’.

The band then performed a host of new tracks, including new single ‘Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is’, the Chris Cester-sung ‘Holiday’, and spaced-out ballad ‘Bring It On Back’.

The set took on a slower pace in the middle, with the band including crowd favourite ‘Look What You’ve Done’, new harmony-laden ballad ‘King’s Horses’ and their forthcoming album’s title track ‘Shine On’.

The latter received a huge reception, with Nic Cester saying: “This is a very important song for me, I wrote this for my father.”

The band also played some older material, including breakthrough single ‘Are You Gonna Be My Girl?’.

Speaking to NME.COM after the show, Nic Cester explained he was pleased to be able to finally play new material for the fans.

“It’s heaps of fucking fun to be able to play loads of new tunes,” he said. “There’s shows that just have a fucking energy that can be more important than getting a note right. Tonight was one of those. There were a couple of blunders and bum notes, but the energy and enjoyment makes it unimportant.”

Explaining the choice of playing 11 new songs, Cester added: “The first show we did recently was in Japan, and we played nine new songs. We realised it was probably a bit of a risk, but we just believe in them so much we thought “fuck it”, they’re great tunes. And they went down so well, we thought we’d carry it on.”

‘Shine On’ is released on October 2, with the single ‘Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is’ out on September 18.