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For Fans Of: The Screaming Jets | Introducing: Sydney Rockers Lillye

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Feature Artist: Lillye

For Fans Of: The Screaming Jets, Skid Row, Electric Mary, CrazyTown.

Hometown: Sydney

Genre: Rock

The 411:

Nearly 30 years ago, The Screaming Jets released the song ‘Better’. It would prove to be a defining moment in music history, becoming part of Aussie Rock’s DNA from the moment that iconic drum fill kicked in.

To celebrate its’ achievement, Lillye wanted to pay tribute to the song that has become an Australian rock anthem. Bringing their own character to the song with its brooding verses and darker feel, the band have brought new light to it. Their new version debuted at #3 on the iTunes Rock Chart and worked its way to #1 in a matter of hours.

“After all the hardship that Australia has had since the end of last year, we wanted to cover a classic Aussie rock tune to lift spirits and take people back to the days when pub rock was alive and kicking,” says lead singer, Virginia Lillye.

Live Dates: 

Lillye are incredibly keen to hit the road again once things improve regarding the global COVID-19 pandemic, but they’ve already played live shows with CrazyTown, Skid Row, Theory of a Deadman, Guns ’N’ Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke, Electric Mary, Palace of the King and more.

Our Review:

This re-imagining of a classic tune by The Screaming Jets really shows off a darker side to the tune that’s been lying dormant for decades. Virginia Lillye’s powerful vocals punch through the cover, and the tune sits perfectly within Lillye’s repertoire as the band brings rock ‘n’ roll back to the masses.

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