We first introduced you to Jimmy Sweet late last year with the release of his debut single, a cover of the Buzzcocks track 'You Say You Don't Love Me', On hearing the single I compared Jimmy to another Jim (Steinman) and I'm pleased to say he didn't take offence so we're all good. On Valentine's Day, Jimmy will return with his new single 'Burns Like A Fever' and once again I'm pleased to report Jimmy is doing things his way with a wall of shimmering tremelo guitars, sweeping strings and a more gospel take on those massed voices. It all comes together really well, so maybe the time is right to forgo the flowers and the chocolates and buy your significant other a Jimmy Sweet single on Valentine's Day. Please read on to learn more about Jimmy Sweet and you can also check out the single 'Burns Like A Fever' via Soundcloud:
A staple on the Los Angeles music scene, Jimmy released debut solo single You Say You Don’t Love Me on December 1st a melancholy take of the song by 70's British punk sensation Buzzcocks. An avid fan of the UK punk movement of the 70's, Jimmy discovered the band as a teenager and went from seeing them live at 16 years old, to opening for them while performing in band Hot Hot Heat at an LA festival.
"I have a place in my heart for the over dramatic" - Jimmy Sweet
Based in the heart of Hollywood, Jimmy also formed cover band The Goodtimes Boys with members of Fleet Foxes, Hot Hot Heat, The Heavy and The Growlers, hosting sell out shows at club Good Times at Davey Wayne’s. Sweet got his start playing with Rolan Bolan (son of glam rock icon Marc Bolan of T.Rex) and legendary San Francisco garage rock band The Richmond Sluts.
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