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Jet City Sports Club - 'Green Thumb'

by Thomas Bedward August 24, 2022

Jet City Sports Club - 'Green Thumb'

Sydney quartet Jet City Sports Club today unveils their shimmering new single, ‘Green Thumb', a bold combination of witty metaphors and fresh indie-pop sounds, the new single illustrates how easily we can abandon relationships.

Jet City Sports Club have carved a strong name for themselves in the Aussie scene in under two years as a band. The band formed in mid-2020, just as the Sydney lockdown was starting to ease and were in the studio within 3 months with a five-track EP. They were heralded as Triple J’s first ‘Lunchtime Legends’ of the 2021 Requestival week for their track ‘Redfern Station’ and scored Unearthed rotation.

‘Bloodhounds’ and ‘Spinning Me Out’ were the band’s first two explosive offerings, 'September Sun', their debut EP then followed with the closing track ‘Redfern Station’ earning a Spotify editorial playlist and Triple J Unearthed Rotation.  The band then released ‘Hurricane’ which saw a move to a more mature and delicate sound. ‘She Don’t Need No One’ was released in February and saw an immense step up in the band's production and songwriting finesse. 

‘Green Thumb’ is comparable to long-time pioneers in that lush indie sound such as The Sundays, but with an unique Australian edge similar to ​​their contemporaries The Buoys and Teenage Joans. Slicing through the sun kissed vibes of Lilla vocals is Seb’s bass and Dom’s drum parts with Jack’s perfectly executed layer of guitar throughout the song that ties it all together. 

Speaking of the new single, frontwoman Lilla explained, “I started writing 'Green Thumb' one afternoon when I looked around my apartment and realized I only had one houseplant that was still alive. So I suppose I started thinking ‘I hope I don’t neglect relationships like I do my plants!’ Jack is really good at bringing light summery and anthemic themes and fun catchy riffs into our music and so from there we just built on that before taking it first to the rehearsal studio with the band and then to Fletcher the Producer we worked on for this one.”

Directed by Jack O’Connor, the music video for ‘Green Thumb’ was filmed in their guitarist Jack’s grandfather’s house in Roseville, on the upper north shore in Sydney. It was filmed with the intention of mirroring the light hearted sound of the track. 

Armed with over 100,00 listens across platforms and a growing following, the band are set to take on the rest of the year with ‘Green Thumb’ and more new music to come.

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