Jess & The Bandits released their debut album, Here We Go Again in 2015 and now the quintet have returned with Smoke and Mirrors the follow-up. which is due for release on 15th September.

The band are playing festivals this summer and will also be heading out on a headline tour in September to coincide with the release of their new album. 

Of Smoke & Mirrors, Jess says; “I am so excited about this album. I wanted to make sure that the sound grew and developed, Experimenting a little even. Gospel music is so close to my heart that I knew I needed to bring those elements into this new record. Smoke & Mirrors is a labour of love. A collection of songs that will take the listener on a journey.”

Band Website

Summer Dates:
28 July - FSA Festival
19 August - Nashville Nights
27 August - Cottingham Folk Festival

September Tour:
Tue 12 Sep – Glasgow, King Tuts
Wed 13 Sep – Gateshead, Sage 2
Thu 14 Sep – Cambridge, The Junction
Fri 15 Sep – London, The Borderline
Wed 20 Sep - Norwich, Waterfront Studio,
Thu 21 Sep – Bristol, The Tunnels
Fri 22 Sep – Manchester, Gullivers
Sat 24 Sep – Southampton, Talking Heads


Watch the video for 'The Kings of Summer'