Critically acclaimed album is OUT on CD & download
Jyrojets' hotly-tipped debut album is OUT NOW on CD and download. You can directly purchase from the band high quality DRM free MP3s and AACs (for iPods) at 192Kbits - 50% higher bit rate than iTunes. You can also purchase the album on iTunes and other major download stores.
To coincide with the new single 'Dead on Arrival' (to be released on 9th June), we just completed a new video. The footage includes scenes from the movie '20 Cigarettes' which features this Jyrojets song in the soundtrack. You can watch the video here.
20 Cigarettes will premiere in the UK in June.
On tour from Russia to Rockness
The lads just got back from Russia where they had great gigs at Moscow and Siberia. They will now be touring round Scotland until the end of June. On June the 8th they will be performing on the main stage at Rockness music festival along side the likes of Razorlight. For complete tour details please refer to their myspace page.
Live on BBC TV Scotland (Rapal)
jyrojets had a great live session on BBC TV Scotland during a program dedicated to them. You can watch the whole program here.
Live on BBC Radio 1
jyrojets had a fantastic few days at SXSW with packed out gigs and a great acoustic session on BBC Radio 1 with Vic Galloway. You can listen to the session here (click on the Acoustic Session).
'they have such catchy songs, going down a storm at SXSW' Vic Galloway, Radio 1
Live at SXSW
Jyrojets have a busy schedule ahead of them this week at SXSW in Austin, Texas. For the second year running, they have been chosen to play this prestigious music event. As well as being part of the Scottish Showcase, Jyrojets will be playing the BBC Radio 1 live broadcast.
You can find out more about the Scottish Showcase on the BBC website.
Debut album is ready..
It has been a long time coming but it is well worth the wait. Jyrojets' self-titled debut album is finally finished and mastered. It is expected to be released sometime after SXSW.
You can hear selected full tracks of the album with its hard-hitting new sound here.
New Single :: Hollywood Hold On (Sep 2007)
Jyrojets' eagerly awaited next single 'Hollywood Hold On' is now available and entered the UK indie charts #28. You can buy the download on our digital store now or from iTunes . Please click here to view the promo video.
Tour :: USA on a London Bus
So soon after their well received gigs during SXSW, Jyrojets went back to USA for a two month tour in a red double decker bus. The tour sponsored by BBC America showcasing new British music talent, started in San Francisco on 24th of April and finished in New York middle of June. You can find out more about the tour here.
New Single :: Favourite Thing About Jane (May 2007)
"Favourite Thing About Jane" released in May entered the indie charts in the UK at #24. The single which Sunday Times called the 'hottest download' can be downloaded here and also on iTunes worldwide.
Tour :: Richard Ashcroft Gig
Jyrojets opened for Richard Ashcroft at Glasgow SECC on the 29th of November to a sell out audience. During his encore Ashcroft called them 'a great young band'.
He is one of the band's heroes and they had already bought tickets, never dreaming that they would actually be opening the show in front of 10,000 people. They also gave an interview to Scottish Television (STV) during the show which you can watch here.
jyrojets have only been together since March 2004 but have already headlined the BBC Radio Scotland stage at the Belladrum Festival, had airplay on Radio 1 and Radio Scotland, supported the Kaiser Chiefs, had a track featured on Channel 4's Make Tracks CD, performed live on Moscow radio, been mobbed at a festival in Spain and have made history by becoming the first Inverness band ever to sign a major record deal.
They describe their sound as a heavy kick of Nirvana with Simon & Garfunkel harmonies, Beatlesque melodies and plenty of attitude.
When they were 14, while sheltering from the pissing rain at a bus stop, drinking a bottle of Buckfast and listening to Nirvana with one earphone each, Colin Fraser and Martin Stewart decided to start a band. The two set about writing songs and after a few years of trying out various line-ups, they finally hooked up with three like-minded musicians and Jyrojets was born.
After just a month of rehearsing seven nights a week, the band recorded a demo and competed for a chance to play at T in the Park. They performed at King Tuts in Glasgow in the T-break heats. They won the Inverness Battle of the Bands and got a billing at the Belladrum festival.
Spotted by a promoter, jyrojets were invited to play a festival in Spain. They followed this with a Moscow gig where the Russians loved them. While they were there, the band played an acoustic live radio session with 7 million listeners tuning in.
Their first big break came when we at Songphonic heard their tracks showcased on a CD distributed by Music Week. We asked them to send some more material, loved what we heard and flew to Inverness to see the band live. After a joint jam session at our studios we struck a world-wide multi album and publishing deal.
With our backing, the band was able to give up their 'day' jobs and focus on music full time. During the past 12 months we have been recording their debut album and released their debut EP to critical acclaim in 2006.
Jyrojets were originally incubated by Highlands & Islands Development Agency who nurture and support Scottish talent.