International Jetsetters: Heart Is Black

[16 December 2008]

By Jason MacNeil

Sounding like Teenage Fanclub in their glorious heyday, International Jetsetters hit the ground running on the gorgeous, tight and shimmering “Inside Out” with sweet harmonies and sweeter power pop guitar riffs. From there the group nails “Inside Yourself”, a groove-riddled number that the band downplays perfectly. And if it brings the Jesus and Mary Chain to mind, there’s damn good reason for that as the band features drummer Loz Colbert and guitarist/vocalist Mark Crozer. Just as pretty is the somber, sullen and slow-building “Never Slows Down” which leads nicely into the darker but delicious “My Redemption”. Although the title track might be the least appealing of the lot, this EP is an extremely worthwhile and wonderful listen worth repeating.

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