Monday 11 May 2015


GenresPunk / Screamo / Skramz / Hardcore / Emo-violence
Related artistsToledo, Galère, Paramnesia, Oak, Heart Compression, Mind Awake, .
CountryStrasbourg FRANCE
Years Active2014-present
Song: "4/4"
Album: "Demo"
Year: 2014
Label(s): Self Released
This post's artist is from the April 2015 Mix. This is track #9.
You can download: the May Mix#5 right here or get the new June 2015 Mix#6 here.
For fans ofCraneoУлыбайся ВетруRavinDaighila, Virginia On Duty, Storm{O}, Lamantide, Louise Cyphre, June Paik, Blue Friend, Youth Novel, Ostraca, Capacities, Easy Lover, Daitro, Among Light, Mihai EdrischPotence, State Faults, Beau NavireYoung Mountain, Orchid, The Flying Worker, CoreaUnder A Sky So Blue and Blind Girls aka PROPER SCREAMO.

JEANNE. Holy bujeeeeesus. Where the fuck did you come from? The frantic yet precise chaos of the instrumentals are laced with Thomas Schlatter-inspired screaming on the band's 4-song 'Demo' that was released in 2014. It blew my socks off and bruised my toes under the toenails.

"1/4" is the brooding opener on the band's sole release thus far. A slow, dark guitar and drums intro gives way at 38 seconds to the Blind Girls and Ravin-esque screamy hardcore that's fast but not insane fast. This rise and fall happens twice before culminating into dual-screaming and spastic, swirling breakdowns just after the two and a half minute mark. "4/4" clocks in at 2:47 and reminds me of Virginia On Duty and the two aforementioned bands with a cavernous, screaming romp-fest at 47 seconds in that continues until the band's occasional growl makes an appearance halfway through the song. The last half is probably the fastest JEANNE material to date which bears some resemblance to bands like Young Mountain and State Faults. "3/4" is a very aggressive affair that begins with dual vocals reminiscent of Under A Sky So Blue before the screaming really takes on a Storm{O} and Lamantide feel. The guitars on this song somehow manage to nicely replicate the sound and feel of Mihai Edrisch while the vocals take on a Daitro quality. It's a tough call but this might be my favourite from the 'Demo'. "2/4" is an interesting closer. Why? WHY?!?!?! Oh yeah, because the first two-thirds of the song hit all of my buttons, as it brings Blue Friend and Beau Navire to mind but the final third of the song seems out of place. It's not bad or anything, the sudden genre shift at 1:58 is just really bouncy and dare I say happy, which is a noticeable departure from the rest of the EP.

This 'Demo' was one of the best releases of 2014 and JEANNE is without a doubt one of the most exciting young bands to be listening to.

The band explained that JEANNE, "our band name comes from a Bertolt Brecht play called Sainte Jeanne Des Abattoires (literally Holy Jeanne of the Slaughterhouses) and it's a socialist play about worker rights and stuff like that." JEANNE are planning on writing and recording a new LP and have a show Saturday May 16th, 2015 in Nancy, a city in the east of France. Hopefully Zegema Beach Records can help out with said LP.



2014 - Demo EP (download/stream here)


(2014) JEANNE - "3/4" (from 'Demo')

(2014) JEANNE - "4/4" (from 'Demo')

(2014) JEANNE - "1/4" (from 'Demo')


JEANNE additional links


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