|After a hugely successful 2015 on both sides of the Atlantic, Jess And The Bandits are ready to get the party started in 2016.
Having completed a number of tours and festivals, wowing the crowds from LA to London, and with their debut album Here We Go Again having reached number 6 on the official country charts, Jess and the Bandits returned to the recording studio in January to work on new material for their upcoming sophomore album. However, with their second headline tour kicking off in April, the band are set to treat their fans to new material without the wait. With a deluxe edition of Here We Go Again to be released on March 11, to coincide with their Country2Country performance, the band will be heading up the release with the irrepressible Kiss You Now.
Kiss You Now was debuted by the band at their first show on 2016 at The Soup Kitchen in Manchester. The addictive, upbeat number proved an instant hit, with the crowd going crazy and the chorus provoking an instant sing along.
Of the release Jess Clemmons, the band’s vocalist and the face of high street fashion brand Evans, said,
‘We are thrilled to include ‘Kiss You Now’ on the deluxe edition of our album ‘Here We Go Again’. There are times when some of the writers we work with submit songs to us that they think will be great for Jess and the Bandits. This happened to be one of those times. Jeff Cohen, who co-wrote and produced many songs on our album, sent us ‘Kiss You Now” written by himself and Liz Longley. We immediately fell in love with it and knew we had to record it. It’s a bit of a different feel from the rest of the album but we hope that our current fans will love it as much as we do and it will be a great introduction to us for new fans as well. It’s a song about a girl taking the “bull by the horns’, as we say in Texas, and making the first move with the guy she wants. Full of fun and sass, it’s the type of song we love to perform! You even get a chance to hear Louis showing off his fantastic voice on this one!’
With last weekend’s performance at Little Rabbit Barn having become the venue’s fastest ever selling event, the band are currently on countdown to their tour in April.
27th April – Fruit, Hull
28th April – The Oobleck, Birmingham
29th April – Bush Hall, London
1st May – The Sage, Gateshead
2nd May – Electric Circus, Edinburgh
5th May – Talking Head, Southampton
7th May – Waterfront Studio, Norwic