‘The Ritual of Love Making’ is a striking debut from Dublin rock outfit Vernon Jane. A concept album about intimacy, vulnerability, aggression, and shame which challenges the perceived norms of desire.
'The Ritual of Love Making' is composed of 12 tracks divided into 4 distinct sections: Cleanse, Sink, Drown, Float. Each section is heralded by a single release.
'Vernon Jane are here to kick the living daylights out of you and your loved ones and teach you a lesson while they’re at it' – The Thin Air
The album’s lead single Daddy Issues (Out January 11th), examines how society attempts to mitigate the long-term effects of trauma and mental health requirements of young women by dismissing and belittling their experiences with the catch-all phrase ‘daddy issues’.
Daddy Issues received its Irish radio premiere via 2fm’s Dan Hegarty “Vernon Jane are just different to everything else that’s around right now. ‘Daddy Issues’ balances angst with pop sensibilities, and gives us another reason to be excited for the arrival of their debut album.”
‘The Ritual of Love Making’ was recorded live in Dublin’s Camden Recording Studios across a whirlwind three-day session.
'The type of music that grabs you by the throat' – The Last Mixed Tape
A feat which is even more remarkable when you consider that Vernon Jane recorded this album as a nonet - complete with horn section, additional percussion and backing singers, on top of the traditional rock ‘n’ roll blueprint of guitar, bass, drums and vocals, Vernon Jane is ferocious whether playing solo or as a five piece and when the extended 9 piece band plays their power and ferocity is undeniable.
'An incredibly raucous, unhinged, powerful presence who just don't give a fuck' – GoldenPlec
Produced by the band with the help of engineer Conor Brady, ‘The Ritual of Love Making’ shatters taboos with sharp, insightful lyrics that invite the listener to question their own conduct and experiences and embrace who they truly are.
‘Controlled anarchy, portrayed in the most admirable manner possible' – Overblown