The Rock City archives: 2014

Jettblack (Moved to Rescue Rooms in Feb), Rock City Basement

  • Thursday 9th October 2014
  • Supported by: The Howling, LTNT
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THIS SHOW HAS MOVED TO RESCUE ROOMS IN FEBRUARY!

 

JETTBLACK have taken their influences that lie in eighties and early 90’s rock and metal and given them a fresh lease of life. Carefully crafted songs oozing with melody, power and unparalleled catchiness. This is rock and roll that will stand the test of time!!!!!

Originally known as skate rock band Skirtbox, who released two albums between 2000 and 2003.

2008 took them touring with Airbourne and playing a variety of high profile summer festivals such as T in the Park, finishing off the year headlining the third stage at Hard Rock Hell Festival.

In 2009, Jettblack played sets at Download Festival and Relentless Boardmasters.

2010 saw Jettblack added for two dates at the London Roundhouse at the end of the Kerrang! Tour. The year also saw the releasing of their debut album, "Get Your Hands Dirty" on 7 June 2010. They previously launched their single at a special gig at the Purple Turtle in Camden, London. This was followed by a number of one-off gigs including supporting Reckless Love at the historic Barfly, Camden and supporting Papa Roach in the Netherlands before returning to the Relentless Boardmasters Festival and a set at the UK leg of Ozzfest. In September, the band rejoined with Finnish Rockers Reckless Love, supporting them on their 'Back to Paradise' UK tour.

In 2011, Jettblack supported Australian rock group Grinspoon in their UK tour before embarking on their own co-headline tour with Heaven's Basement. They then played the Jägermeister Stage at Sonisphere UK 2011 where they were joined on-stage by two female fire-eaters during their song "Two Hot Girls". They also played a number of small acoustic sets at the festival that same day. In September 2011, They played at Merthyr Rock Festival before setting out on another UK in November with Fozzy.

On 30 May 2012 they played their first solo headlining show, at a launch party for their new album to a sold out crowd at the Borderline in London.

Their second album Raining Rock, was released on 4 June 2012.

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