Following up their hugely successful single ‘White Lies’, which was recently added to the ‘Very Nearly Nashville’ playlist on Spotify, Jess and the Bandits are continuing the momentum with the release of their new single ‘World Still Round’.
Written and originally recorded by Logan Brill, ‘World Still Round’ is one of Jess’ personal favourites from the group’s #3 UK Country charting album ‘Smoke and Mirrors’:
“One of our favourites on the album is World Still Round. This song was introduced to us by some people in our team and as soon as we heard it we knew we had to record it. We weren’t 100% positive it would go on the album simply because the original version by the writer, Logan Brill, is so fantastic but we gave it our own spin and hope we did it justice and that people enjoy it just as much!”
The fiery five-piece were recently invited by Bob Harris to perform at The Warehouse in Harrogate at his ‘Under The Apple Tree’ event, where they recorded a live session, including a performance of the new single – WATCH HERE
To celebrate the release, Jess is going to be running a house gig competition every month until September for fans all over the UK. Keep an eye on the social media pages for updates!
About Jess and the Bandits:
Frontwoman Jessica Clemmons, the singer-songwriter from Houston, Texas with the big voice and the warm personality, bonded with the four Brits who make up the Bandits over their mutual love of the music. They’ve turned that shared affection into some of the most accessible country-pop-rock of the last few years.
The last couple of years have been a whirlwind of successes, with playlist support from BBC Radio Two for a number of their singles, and a wealth of press and TV exposure. Their performance of ‘Wichita Lineman’ on the late Terry Wogan’s Sunday morning show sent social media in to a frenzy, with fans demanding the cover appear on their debut album. It did… and matched with twelve equally impressive originals, the album soared to number 3 in the UK Country Chart.
In the wake of such success, and on returning to the US, Jessica headed back to Nashville to write and record more music. There she collaborated with some of Nashville’s most in demand song-writers and producers, and forged what she believed would be the band’s strongest record yet. However, in the lead up to the album’s release in September 2017 Jessica’s home town of Houston was hit by Hurricane Harvey, and her family’s home was badly damaged. Distraught and a long way from home, Jessica postponed her album launch and 14 date UK tour, and headed back to Texas to help rebuild. Though it was a difficult few months, 2017 ended on a high note for the fiery Texan, when she wed her true love, after a whirlwind romance, in a beautifully intimate ceremony near her family home. Her sophomore album, Smoke & Mirrors also debuted at #3 in the UK Country Music Chart, whilst single Sister, with its anthemic battle-cry was added to the BBC Radio 2 Playlist.
Heading back to the UK, Jess and the Bandits released single White Lies and rescheduled their headlining tour for February 2018, selling out venues across the UK and ending with a special Under The Apple Tree show, hosted by Bob Harris.