Sydney four-piece Jenny Broke The Window are gearing up to release and most recently debuted the brand new video for the beautiful yet heartbreaking single Airport Love, a dreamy blend of airy, sentimental melodies atop chunky guitars and bright strings. The single follows on from Skinny Dip and Black Skeleton, and is expected to feature on their upcoming debut EP, set for release later this year.
We wanted to get to know the band a little better, so we asked vocalist and guitarist Sam Lathlean to share three albums that changed his life.
The Strokes – First Impressions of Earth
The Strokes were the band that made me buy my first electric guitar. I ditched my acoustic guitar and stopped playing Jack Johnson and Ben Harper songs. The first time I heard a Strokes song was in a car ride with my brother and it’s still his ultimate claim that he introduced me to them. Settle down mate you’re not Julian Casablancas. Obviously a fan of their first two albums but it was First Impressions of Earth that cemented them as my favourite band – with the step up of songwriting, polished production and intricate guitar work. You Only Live Once was my MySpace profile song for a solid 6 months.
The Maccabees – Wall of Arms
Wall of Arms came out around the time my brother and I were still in separate bands but really shared a love for this album. I guess it was probably what pushed us to start a band together, so we did and this album was used as a reference point as to where we wanted our sound to end up. We weren’t used to hearing horns blended with guitars playing rock’n’roll/pop – but we loved it.
The Last Shadow Puppets – The Age of Understatement
I was so impressed with this album because I was amazed how Alex Turner could co-write a timeless classic so different to what he had previously been doing with Arctic Monkeys. This is an album I can listen to from start to finish without feeling the need to hit the skip button. Every song on it fits with the one before, yet you never get bored. The strings do a great job of tying it all together and making it feel like an album.