"The pushy zeal of Smashing Pumpkins...like Graham Coxon at his late-90s best” - NME Buzz Band of The Week
“What The Strokes might have sounded like with Jarvis Cocker out front” - Stereogum
"a sweet-intentioned, fuzzy force, comprised of college rock staples and a charming cocktail of Dinosaur Jr. and Radiator Hospital." - DIY
"two minutes of jangly '90s-style fuzz pop, and they squeeze some good hooks in there too" - Brooklyn Vegan
"This four-piece understands that sometimes all you wanna hear is a really f***ing good guitar" - Noisey
“A brisk, classy introduction, it's two and a half minutes of chopped up, off kilter fun wrapped in adorable fuzz.” – Clash
“oh-so-sweet” - The 405
“Their debut single Not Yet exhibits incinerating proto-grunge with pop sensibilities” – Artrocker
Channelling influences like The Replacements, The Clean and The Stooges, and likened to The Strokes, Dinosaur Jr and Smashing Pumpkins, Dublin quartet ‘Jet Setter’ are fast making a name for their fuzzy, straight-to-the-point, indie-rock. 'Never Had It So Good' is their debut EP, and follows on from their short and punchy introductory singles 'Not Yet' and 'Dippin’ Toes'.
The EP itself was recorded and mixed by Rían Trench in the luxurious Meadow Studios over two very productive days. The songs had been pieced together over the preceding months by cribbing ideas from unsuspecting films, books and records. Side One content includes howling guitars and involuntary memory as both a warning and a confession, with harmonies, psych and paradoxical lyric. The lead single 'Forget About It' is a ripper with a caustic theme and resigned refrain. Side Two packs uncertainty hiding behind a confused bravado and borrowed lines, as well as newly defined elements of jangle and swagger. It ends with 'Nothing Left To Say To You': fuzzed out guitars, bludgeoned floor tom and melodic/cathartic feedback.
Never Had It So Good is released through Any Other City Records on April 20th.