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Approved: Eye Emma Jedi

By | Published on Wednesday 22 May 2013

Eye Emma Jedi

When a friend suggested, on the final night of The Great Escape, that we go and see a band called Eye Emma Jedi, I’ll admit I wasn’t immediately enthusiastic about the idea. But you shouldn’t judge a band by their name – an unusual name is just one you haven’t had time to get used to yet, after all. Maybe one day Eye Emma Jedi will be as unremarkable to say out loud as Arcade Fire or Foo Fighters. I hope so, because it turns out that Eye Emma Jedi are very good indeed.

Formed late last year by Alexander Pavelich and Andrew Murray, the pair quickly began work on their debut album, apparently spending 100 days in solitude in the Spanish countryside to bash it out. Now expanded to a five-piece, they balance tightly written pop songs with big rock guitars – something like a cross between Team Me and Fang Island.

Watch the video for latest single ‘Places’, made up of footage from their trip to Spain, here: