Jet Split Up

But the Damn Dogs remain
Jet Split Up
Australian indie rockers Jet have decided to call it a day after more than a decade together.

If one group sums up the hubris, the bravado, the mis-guided confidence of mainstream indie circa 2003 then it’s Jet. The band supplied the era with one of its true anthems, the inescapable Iggy Pop aping thump that was ‘Are You Gonna Be My Girl?’ as well as the dance music baiting track ‘Rollover DJ’.

Steeped in rock lore, the band’s debut album ‘Get Born’ sold more than three million copies around the globe – even if it did inspire some hateful reviews and a potent backlash. Since then, though, it’s been a case of diminishing returns, and the Australian rockers finally confirmed that they are to split in a statement last night.

Short, concise and to the point the statement reads:

“After many successful years of writing, recording and touring we wish to announce our discontinuation as a group. From the many pubs, theatres, stadiums and festivals all across the world it was the fans that made our amazing story possible and we wish to thank them all. Thank you, and goodnight.”

Jet had been largely inactive since 2009, although the band did launch side project Damn Dogs last year. Led by drummer Chris Cester, the band are seemingly ongoing so it looks as if - for better or worse - Jet won’t quite disappear from the map just yet.

Here’s ‘Are You Gonna Be My Girl?’

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