(single out now through Liberator Music/Last Gang Records)

After a storied career with highlights including 6 million albums sold worldwide and the creation of one of the most recognizable rock songs of the early noughties in ‘Are You Gonna Be My Girl’, Australian band Jet called time on their career over 7 years ago. But when an unexpected call came out of the blue asking them to support Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band on their triumphant 2017 Australia and New Zealand tour, Jet came together to find the live spark was back.  The band went on to play their own Australian headline shows that sold out in record time, and later this month they will return to the scene of one of their biggest live triumphs, main stage at Japan’s Fuji Rock festival.

In a sure sign that evolution is always inevitable and often unexpected, the band who once sang ‘Rollover DJ’ were approached by Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo, the artist and producer that is The Bloody Beetroots, to collaborate on a new track. In the spirit of having nothing to lose and no-one to please but themselves, the band set to the task with gusto.

The track is called ‘My Name Is Thunder’ and it sounds – not at all surprisingly – like a cross between The Bloody Beetroots and Jet. Driving beats and a classic rock and roll vocal from the Jet tradition result in a high energy anthem that is dares you to resist its call to arms/ the dance floor/ choose your own adventure. The song comes in the form of two different mixes, one from Jet and one from The Bloody Beetroots – classic rock on the one hand, classic electronic on the other. Take your pick – they’re both a powerhouse depending on your leanings.

Originally hailing from Melbourne, Jet quickly conquered the world after forming in 2001, selling more than 6.5 million albums globally and securing 10 x Platinum certification in Australia and Platinum in the USA and UK for their 2003 debut album Get Born. The album produced a string of classic singles in ‘Are You Gonna Be My Girl’, ‘Rollover DJ’, and ‘Look What You’ve Done’, and netted the band 6 2004 ARIA awards. Their success propelled the band to the top of festival bills and charts around the world.

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