Jet Just Released A New Song With The Bloody Beetroots And We Don’t Know How To Feel
2004's coolest band is back!
Melbourne rockers Jet are back! Kind of. 2004’s coolest band have linked up with masked Italian producer The Bloody Beetroots for a high-voltage new single called ‘My Name Is Thunder’.
It marks the first piece of new music from Jet since they released Shaka Rock back in 2011, and the first music from the Beetroots since 2014. And if you were wondering how the hell this collaboration came about? Turns out Jet singer Nic Cester and the Beet’s Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo live only a couple of hours apart in Italy.
“I knew this song needed a certain rock tone… a tone like Nic Cester of Jet had,” says Rifo of the track, as reported by triple j. “We thought instead of someone ‘like Nic Cester,’ how about we get the real Nic Cester.”
“He lived just a couple hours away from me in Italy. I found him… We worked together, ate together, drank together and created something very powerful together. Around this time the Jet guys stared talking and thinking about getting back together, when Nic shared this with his bandmates, the idea came up to have ALL of Jet involved.”
You’ll notice there’s actually two versions of the track, and that’s because the two bands apparently had wildly different ideas about how to mix the final version. So two different tracks were released — one that’s EDM, and one with loads more guitar (guess which is which). Listen to both versions below.
‘My Name Is Thunder’ will appear on The Bloody Beetroots new album, due out later in the year. There’s no word yet on whether we’ll be seeing more new music from Jet — here’s hoping.