JAZMINE MARY RELEASES SOPHOMORE ALBUM 'DOG', ON JUNE 2ND FOLLOWED BY THEIR NATIONWIDE TOUR
Jazmine Mary is the 2022 winner of the Auckland Live Best Independent Debut award. Recently they have opened in New Zealand for Kurt Vile, Billy Bragg, Gang Of Youths, and toured the country in support of Reb Fountain.
They make music not to earn a living, but to survive, and it’s through their songwriting that Jazmine Mary feels tethered to something tangible, a constant. It’s the action of translating their experiences into poetic folk compositions that helps in “understanding parts of the beauty and ugliness of the world”, and which might help listeners do so too.
On their second album, Jazmine Mary, has created an unlikely space for despair and joy to cohabit. Far more than gut-punch poetry and dark truths, Jazmine Mary flaunts their penchant for finding hopefulness in an oft cruel world.
Your new best friend. The neighbour’s kind-eyed bitzer. An adolescent pup that hasn’t yet learned not to bite. This album has nothing to do with dogs.
As with the rest of their sophomore collection Dog, first single ‘Seagull’ emerged in the months following Jazmine’s highly lauded 2021 debut The Licking of a Tangerine. Despite, or perhaps in spite of, the grief and tragedy woven through their music, anyone who’s had the chance to see them live has likely been disarmed by their wry stage chatter and magnetic vulnerability, a virtue just as present in the likes of ‘Seagull’ and what’s to come.
Jazmine Mary won’t tell you what the album is about or why this album is called Dog. They could well be hiding something from us, but the more probable reason is that they are a responsible artist and know it’s not for them to tell you how to experience what they already have.
“These beguiling, transportive songs will have me coming back to this album for a long time” - Tony Stamp, RNZ (on The Licking Of A Tangerine)
“[Jazmine Mary] was born to sing, and had no choice – so pushes past a wall of introversion to do so. And the world is much better off for [them] doing so! I’ll be watching this star’s rising.” - Rob Harbers, Ambient Light Blog
Jazmine Mary will be setting out in celebration of their sophomore Album Dog this Winter.
Jazmine Mary - Dog - National Tour Dates:
Saturday July the 8th - The Hollywood Cinema - Auckland
Thursday July the 13th - San Fran - Wellington
Saturday July the 15th - Wunderbar - Lyttelton
Thursday July the 20th - Yours - Dunedin
Friday July the 28th - The Yard - Raglan
Saturday July the 29th - Jam Factory - Tauranga
Tickets on sale from 12th April from Undertheradar.co.nz