Sweet Jane

Sweet Jane

This is the profile for the band Sweet Jane who are now writing, performing and releasing under the name Buffalo Sunn! Click HERE for the new profile or continue on for the bio of Sweet Jane as they were!

Having signed to acclaimed Irish indie label Reekus Sweet Jane released their debut album, ‘Sugar For My Soul’ to superb reviews in 2010. The following year they toured America and Asia taking in major festivals such as SXSW in Texas, and Music Matters in Singapore, while the many festival appearances at home included Oxegen and Electric Picnic . Other highlights that year included being invited by Suede as guests on all three of their Olympia gigs in Dublin.

Sweet Jane are noted for their great sound and superb songwriting. In the past year songs from from their highly acclaimed debut album ‘Sugar For My Soul’ have won comptitions to be included on the soundtracks of shows by leading US companies such as MTV and Activision / Blizzard at leading industry festival Midem, while in January 2012 they beat off more than two thousand international entries to win a competition run by NBC Universal to have their music included on the soundtracks of shows such as Being Human. This is what NBC said of their music: “ Sweet Jane have beautifully haunting vocals as well as wonderful driving hooks that make them a perfect indie rock candidate across the board. Their submissions were diversified and all would fit within a majority of our shows”. At home, Sweet Jane’s songs have been synched frequently in TV shows such as Kitchen Hero and RAW.

And Sweet Jane are a great live band - this is what leading music magazine Hotpress had to say about a recent gig in Cork’s Crane Lane: “There are elements of shoegaze in Sweet Jane’s schtick, with waves of guitar carrying the music forward , but they have a harder rock core. Chanelling the Velvet Underground, The Byrds and the Stone Roses, they mix melody and guitar attack with superb effect, with songwriter, guitarist and vocalist Danda Paxton masterminding the band’s big sound superbly. They go down a storm”.

In December 2011 they released an atmospheric take on The Moody Blues classic Nights In White Satin

Sweet Jane are guitarist/vocalist Danda Paxton, Neil Paxton keys/guitar/backing vocals , bassist Ruairi Paxton, and drummer Donagh O’ Brien.

The band are currently in the final stages of mixing their second album with leading producer Pat McCarthy, known for his work on five REM albums, as well as Madonna’s ‘Ray of Light’, Lou Reed, Patti Smith, among many others.

On the 26th October 2012 Sweet Jane released “I Wanna Be In Love”, the first taster of their highly anticipated second album. The single was accompanied by a 70’s style video homage to The Old Grey Whistle Test featuring a cameo appearance by Irish broadcasting legend Dave Fanning as the host. The video is available below.

In March 2013 Sweet Jane played two shows in London for Paddy’s Day before heading across the pond to perform at Canada Music Week (CMW). En route back to Ireland they made a brief stop in New York for a show at Pianos, where they went down storm.

Their first release of 2013 was the “Witches EP”. The band played to a full house in The Grand Social on 18th May to launch the EP which features two exclusive tracks, the country-tinged “Find Your Way” and the band’s take on the Neil Young classic “Like A Hurricane”.

On 22nd May Sweet Jane embarked on a seven date tour of the UK supporting Canadian indie legends The Besnard Lakes.

Click here for a review of the London show.

ALBUM REVIEWS:

Battery In Your Leg

Seattle PI

Rocking Music

Punk Rock Ist Nicht Tot

View videos

Warcry

Fade To My Heartbreak

Sweet Jane releases
Nights In White Satin

Nights In White Satin (Single)

Close Your Eyes

Close Your Eyes (Single)

Sugar For My Soul

Sugar For My Soul (Album)

You’re Making This Hard

You’re Making This Hard (Single)


Live Dates

  • 05/10/13 Sweet Jane Play HWCH in Meeting House Square
    Sweet Jane will be playing in Meeting House Square on Saturday the 5th of October as part of Hard Working Class Heroes Festival. They will be on at 9.40PM and it is sure to be packed! Get your tickets for the festival below! It's going to be a great one!
  • 21/09/13 Sweet Jane play with Exploding Eyes
    Sweet Jane will join a host of acts including Fuck Mountain, I Heart The Monster Hero and The Dead Beat in supporting Exploding Eyes (ex Humanzi) perform their debut live show. The event will take place this Saturday 21st September in The Annex (Foley Street). Doors are at 8PM.
  • 19/09/13 Sweet Jane play DIT (19 September)
    Sweet Jane Play DIT on Aungier Street on the 19th September for DIT's freshers week 2013. The gig takes place at 13.30 in the canteen and it is free entry.
  • 09/09/13 Sweet Jane play DIT (19 September)
    Sweet Jane are back after headlining the very successful 'Phantom Presents...' gig for August and are playing DIT on Aungier St, Dublin 2 on the 19th of September. This one is not to be missed if you are a student of DIT! The gig will take place at 12.30pm. Further details on campus.
  • 23/08/13 Sweet Jane to play Hard Working class Heroes
    Sweet Jane have been chosen to play Hard Working Class Heroes festival between the 3rd and 5th of October. Tickets available at entertainment.ie/tickets
  • 28/05/13 Sweet Jane The Garage London
    Sweet Jane play London on Tuesday 28th May, final date of UK tour supporting Besnard Lakes. Venue: The Garage.Tickets £14. Doors 7pm.
  • 27/05/13 Sweet Jane Komedia Brighton
    Sweet Jane play Brighton on Monday 27th May supporting The Besnard Lakes. Venue: Komedia. Tickets £10. Doors 7.30pm
  • 26/05/13 Sweet Jane The Hare & Hound Birmingham
    Sweet Jane play Birmingham on Sunday 26th May supporting The Besnard Lakes. Venue: The Hare & Hound. Tickets £13. Doors 7.30pm
  • 25/05/13 Sweet Jane Brudenell Social Club Leeds
    Sweet Jane play Leeds on Saturday 25th May supporting The Besnard Lakes. Venue: Brunedell Social Club. Tickets £9, doors 7.30pm
  • 24/05/13 Sweet Jane Stereo Glasgow
    Scottish date of the UK tour supporting The Besnard Lakes Friday 24th May. Venue: Stereo Glasgow. Tickets £10. Doors 7pm.
  • 23/05/13 Sweet Jane The Ruby Lounge Manchester
    Sweet Jane play The Ruby Lounge, Manchester supporting The Besnard Lakes on Thursday 23rd May. Tickets £9, Doors 7.30pm
  • 22/05/13 Sweet Jane The Fleece, Bristol
    First date of the UK tour supporting The Besnard Lakes Tuesday 22nd May. Venue: The Fleece, Bristol. Tickets £10, doors 7.30pm.
  • 18/05/13 Sweet Jane Witches EP Launch!
    To mark the launch of their new Witches EP Sweet Jane will be playing a headline show in the Grand Social, Dublin this Saturday (18th May). Support comes from Ginnels, Sonance Hotel and Jetsetter. Tickets €8. Doors 8pm.
  • 08/03/13 Sweet Jane Liverpool Live Date Added
    Sweet Jane have confirmed a live date in Liverpool on Thursday 2nd May. The gig takes place in The Kazimier Garden.
  • 07/03/13 Sweet Jane Play London On Paddy’s Day
    Sweet Jane will be playing in London on Paddy's Day (17th March). The gig takes place in The JAMM, Brixton. They will be sharing the bill with the legendary Congo Natty (Rebel MC) and Larry Love (Alabama 3) & The Ghostfighters. It's free in and doors are at 5pm.
  • 07/03/13 Sweet Jane Live In London
    Sweet Jane will be playing The Windmill, Brixton on Saturday 16th March as part of the St. Patrick's Weekender. Also on the bill are Pearse McGloughlin, The McGowns, Misty Miller and Billy Vincent. Tickets are £5.00.
  • 06/03/13 Sweet Jane are coming to New York
    Sweet Jane will be playing in Pianos NYC on the 25th March
  • 25/02/13 Sweet Jane Canadian Live Debut!
    Sweet Jane will be making their first trip to Canada in March. Their debut live performance in Canada will take place on the 21st March in The Hideout, 484 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 2B4 as part of Canadian Music Week.
  • 05/02/13 Sweet Jane booked to play at The Hideout in Toronto on the 21st of March. On stage at 12pm!
    Sweet Jane booked to play at The Hideout in Toronto on the 21st of March! The lads will be representing Ireland alongside some other great homegrown acts this coming March as part of Canadian Music Week.
  • 15/01/13 Sweet Jane Open For The Jim Jones Revue
    SWEET JANE will be opening for The Jim Jones Revue on Thursday 24th January. The show takes place in Whelan’s, Wexford Street and doors are at 8pm. Admission is €15.
  • 13/12/12 Catch Sweet Jane this evening Live in Belfast! Auntie Annies on stage after 10pm!
    Catch Sweet Jane this evening Live in Belfast! Auntie Annies on stage after 10pm!
  • 21/11/12 Sweet Jane to headline Auntie Annies in Belfast on the 13th of December.
    Sweet Jane to headline Auntie Annies in Belfast on the 13th of December.
  • 06/11/12 Sweet Jane to headline Auntie Annies in Belfast on December the 13th
    Sweet Jane to headline Auntie Annies on December 13th
  • 06/11/12 Sweet Jane to play Twisted Pepper on November the 24th
    Sweet Jane to play a set in the Twisted Pepper on Abbey Street as part of Dead Chickens presents. November 24th
  • 12/10/12 SWEET JANE HEADLINE BEATYARD WEEKENDER
    SWEET JANE will be headlining the Nighthawks Presents: The Beatyard Weekender @ Twisted Pepper 28th October. Also on the bill are The Ambience Affair and there will be comedy from the MC Kevin McGahern and Foil, Arms and Hog. And as we're approaching Halloween there'll be prizes for best fancy dress! Doors are at 8.15pm. Show starts at 8.30pm. Tickets are €12 or €10 for Body Tonic members and can be purchased from http://www.bodytonic.com, Ticketmaster or at the door See you all there....
  • 09/10/12 SWEET JANE MULLINGAR DATE
    SWEET JANE will be playing John Daly's Pub, Mullingar on the 1st November.
  • 09/10/12 SWEET JANE TO HEADLINE BEATYARD FESTIVAL 2012
    SWEET JANE will be headlining the Nighthawks Beatyard event in Twisted Pepper on Sunday 28th October. Also on the bill are Foil, Arms and Hog and The Ambience Affair.
  • 06/10/12 Sweet Jane unplugged in Urban Picnic
    SWEET JANE will be doing an acoustic set tomorrow afternoon in Urban Picnic, George's Arcade, Dublin as part of Hard Working Class Heroes 2012. Their set kicks off at 4pm
  • 05/10/12 SWEET JANE @ HWCH
    SWEET JANE play Hard Working Class Heroes tonight (5th Oct) at 9.20pm in Meeting House Square, Temple Bar. Tickets for the gig are €10 or €20 for a ticket will give you access to all 6 HWCH venues for the night!
  • 20/09/12 Sweet Jane Are Coming Back To Cork
    Sweet Jane are coming back to Cork in November! The lads are back in Crane Lane Theatre on Sunday 4th November
  • 10/09/12 Sweet Jane To Play Phantom Live This Friday
    SWEET JANE play the Phantom Friday gig on September 14th in Academy 2 - catch the expanded new line-up in full flight! It's a late one, doors at 11pm tickets €5 at the door. Tickets can also be purchased from the Ticketmaster
  • 16/07/12 Sweet Jane Return to Crane Lane
    Hot on the heels of their packed-out Freezer Sessions gig Sweet Jane make a welcome return to Cork's Crane Lane theatre on the 7th August
  • 16/07/12 Sweet Jane Confirmed for Spraoi Festival
    Sweet Jane play Waterford's Spraoi Festival on the 5th August. The free festival takes place at various outdoor locations around the city between 3-5 August.
  • 15/05/12 Sweet Jane -  Freezer Sessions
    Sweet Jane play the Hotpress Freezer Sessions June 7th at Crane Lane Theatre in Cork.
  • 08/05/12 Sweet Jane
    Sweet Jane play support to S.C.U.M at the Workman's Club Saturday June 23rd at 8pm. Tickets €12
  • 24/04/12 Sweet Jane
    Sweet Jane play Festival of the Fires in Co Westmeath on May 5th. Check out the Festival of the Fires website for more information.
  • 13/04/12 Sweet Jane in Record Store Day
    Sweet Jane play Tower Records, Exchequer St Dublin on Saturday 21st April 3pm as part of Record Store Day
  • 23/02/12 Sweet Jane
    Sweet Jane play an Amnesty gig at Whelan's Wexford St Dublin Weds March 8th. Also on the bill are House of Dolls and The Candidates
  • 13/06/11 Sweet Jane
    Glasgowbury - Saturday July 23rd
  • 13/06/11 Sweet Jane
    Oxegen - Saturday 9th July
  • 06/05/11 Sweet Jane
    Temple House Festival, Sligo June 12th
  • 06/05/11 Sweet Jane
    The Tab - Singapore 30th May
  • 06/05/11 Sweet Jane
    7 Inch, Singapore - 28th May
  • 06/05/11 Sweet Jane
    Music Matters Asia Convention. Fountain Square, Clarke Quay, Singapore 28th May with support from Culture Ireland
  • 06/05/11 Sweet Jane
    Static Gallery Liverpool Sound City Festival 21st May
  • 25/03/11 Sweet Jane
    3 nights supporting SUEDE at the Olympia 24th,25th,26th May.
  • 25/03/11 Sweet jane
    Vantastival festival 30th April
  • 25/03/11 Sweet Jane
    The Crawdaddy Dublin 28th April 9pm
  • 25/03/11 Sweet Jane
    The Summit Howth Dublin Saturday April 2nd 10.30pm
  • 25/03/11 Sweet Jane
    Following on from their successful US tour to SXSW Sweet Jane play live on the Pat Kenny radio show on RTE1 on Weds 30th at 11am after the news.
  • 05/02/11 Sweet Jane
    The Crawdaddy Dublin
  • 17/12/10 Sweet Jane
    No Disko Grand Social Dublin
  • 12/12/10 Sweet Jane
    The Mercantile Dublin, with Bonehead, Craig Walker
  • 19/11/10 Sweet Jane
    HQ Thurles
  • 13/11/10 Sweet Jane
    The Village Dublin
  • 11/11/10 Sweet Jane
    11pm, Death Disco Nottinghill Arts Centre, London.
  • 30/10/10 Sweet Jane
    Acoustic gig Point Village 2pm
  • 29/10/10 Sweet Jane
    Crane Lane Cork 29th October
  • 28/10/10 Sweet Jane
    Captain America's Blanchardstown
  • 14/10/10 Sweet Jane
    RTE Radio 1 Arena live performance
  • 08/10/10 Sweet Jane
    HWCH Button Factory
  • 08/10/10 Sweet jane
    The Science Gallery TCD acoustic gig 1pm
  • 25/09/10 Sweet Jane
    Danda and Lydia from Sweet Jane play Nighthawks at The Cobalt 25th September
  • 15/09/10 Sweet Jane
    Death Disco Notting Hill Arts Club London 8pm
  • 28/08/10 Sweet Jane
    Workingmans Club Dublin September 12th 8pm
  • 06/08/10 Sweet Jane
    Upstairs at Whelan's
  • 01/08/10 Sweet Jane Indiependence
    Indiependence Festival Mitchelstown Cork 6pm
  • 31/07/10 Sweet Jane Waterford
    Spraoi Festival Waterford 6.15pm
  • 24/07/10 Sweet Jane Captain America’s
    Captain Americas Blanchardstown Dublin 8pm
  • 22/07/10 Sweet Jane live kellys galway
    Kelly's of Galway 8pm
  • 09/07/10 Sweet Jane at Oxegen
    Sweet Jane play the Hot Press stage at Oxegen festival 3.30pm
  • 02/07/10 Sweet Jane album launch party
    Pacinos Suffolk Street free gig to celebrate album release. 11.30pm
  • 19/05/10 Sweet Jane
    11pm DUBLIN. Antics Crawdaddy – late show.
  • 15/05/10 Sweet Jane
    8pm BRAY: Bray Music Video Festival, Harbour Bar.
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