The Jezabels are a four-piece musical group from Sydney. They formed after meeting at the University of Sydney. Their music has been described as a blend of Alternative Rock, indie rock, and disco pop. The Jezabels themselves, somewhat jocularly, describe their genre to be “intensindie”.
The band’s members are Hayley Mary (vocals), Heather Shannon (piano/keyboard), Nik Kaloper (drums) and Samuel Lockwood (guitar). Mary and Shannon first began playing together in Byron Bay, New South Wales, before moving to Sydney to attend university, where they met Kaloper and Lockwood, and formed the band.
As of 2011 they have released three EPs and one full-length album, all with producer and engineer Lachlan Mitchell.
The Jezabels have played the Australian festivals Big Day Out, Falls Festival, Pyramid Rock, Festival of the Sun, Playground Weekender, Come Together, Peats Ridge Festival, St Jerome’s Laneway Festival and Soundwave. They are on the line-up to play Groovin’ the Moo festival 2011 and Splendour in the Grass festival 2011.
The Jezabels supported Canada’s Hey Rosetta! and Tegan & Sara on their Australian tours. In June 2010, they toured with Katie Noonan and The Captains, and have also supported Regurgitator,Bluejuice, Dukes of Windsor, Van She, Sparkadia, Cassette Kids, and Damn Arms.