My Jerusalem unveil debut single

My Jerusalem announce the release of their debut single, ‘Love You When You Leave’ released 28th June, and debut full length Gone For Good slated for a 6th September release, both through One Little Indian.

A full My Jerusalem tour is promised for later in the year, but fans will be able to see main-man Jeff Klein previewing songs from the new album with solo shows in JUNE, as follows.

Tues 15 Cambridge Portland Arms
Wed 16 Birmingham Hare & Hounds
Thurs 17 Bath Moles
Sun 20 Brighton Freebutt
Mon 21 London Borderline
Tues 22 Newcastle Cluny
Wed 23 Sheffield The Forum
Fri 25 Glasgow King Tuts
Sat 26 Manchester Roadhouse
Sun 27 York Fibbers
Tue 29 Glasgow King Tuts

‘Love You When You Leave’ is a wonderfully knowing, bittersweet love song of sorts in which bassist Ashley Derision plays Nancy Sinatra to Jeff’s Lee Hazelwood, the affair clocking in at a highly succinct 2.15. ‘It was one of the first songs we recorded as a band”, Jeff enthuses, “Everyone huddled in the living room with 2 microphones, except the drums which were in the kitchen of the apartment across the hall with a million wires and cables connecting us. This was also the first time Ashley ever sang on any recordings ever. I love her voice.”

The recently coalesced collective (a debut EP appeared around a year ago in the US only) met through critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Jeff Klein, who played with each of them in his travels as a solo artist. Jeff met guitarist Dave Rosser, a touring member of the Twilight Singers through producer, Mike Napolitano. Bassist Ashley Derision was in Great Northern and toured with Ed Harcourt. Drummer Cully Symington was in bands like Cursive and Bishop Allen and tracked the Gutter Twins album. Rick Nelson, who plays violin, viola, cello and keyboards in the band, is a longtime member of the Polyphonic Spree and St. Vincent. Matt Bricker, also a member of the Polyphonic Spree, had been playing with The Low Lows.

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