Dundee band Hazey Janes announce date

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A Dundee band will be showcasing some tracks from their new album at a gig in Aberdeen this month.

The city’s Lemon Tree will welcome The Hazey Janes for an intimate gig on Friday, June 20, in association with Brewdog. The band’s new hit single, If Ever There Is Gladness was released at the end of last month, while their brand new album - Language of Faint Theory was just out in the shops this week.

The Dundee quartet have been making music together for 10 years and consist of Andrew Mitchell on vocals and guitar, Alice Marra on guitar, keyboard and vocals, Matthew Marra on bass guitar and Liam Brennan on drums and vocals.

Performing in locations throughout the UK, the band have supported the likes of Elbow, Idlewild and Snow Patrol and made two trips to the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas.

After their third album was released in 2011 - The Winter That Was - The Hazey Janes have opened as guests for Wilco on their world tour and, more recently, Deacon Blue.

Inspired by their time spent in Spain, where their dates with Wilco came to an end, the band settled there to record their latest album.

Andrew said: “Engineering skills aside, one of the main the reasons we chose Paco’s studio is the vast array of vintage recording equipment and weird and wonderful guitars and keyboards he collects.”

The lead single, The Fathom Line, is a homage to the band’s beloved hometown of Dundee.

Matthew added: “While the recording of the album may have been geographically detached from the East coast of Scotland, there’s a strong narrative of our lives in Dundee running through Language of Faint Theory.

“The year leading up to the recording was a particularly emotional one for the four of us and that certainly infiltrated the writing process.

“All the songs depict events, people and places in and around the city of Dundee.”

Tickets for the gig are available by visiting aberdeenperformingarts.com, by calling on 01224 641122 and at Aberdeen Box Office.