Indigo Jones were formed when Australian Scott Alexander settled in Manchester in the late 90s (having previously resided in New Orleans, Stockholm and Valencia). The raw energy of his acoustic songs was transformed into haunting, cinematic, swamp rock with friends Julian Gaskell, Andy Glynn and Miguel Navarro stepping in on guitar, bass and drums. First single, ‘New Orleans’ set the standard for their particular take on weirdly romantic alt rock.
Gaskell left the band shortly after, to be replaced by Tony Gilfellon. The new line up quickly arranged a crop of new material that would become the ‘Protegidos EP’ a feedback seeped, and more experimental sound emerged as the band became more confident in their eccentricities. When Andy left Manchester to live in France with his family the band decided to continue as a three piece, and released debut album ‘No Smoking’ in 2002. Follow up ‘Stories Of God, My Finger And The Strange’ appeared in 2004. The band spent the next year writing new material and touring throughout the UK and Europe with the like of Elbow and I Am Kloot.
New album 40 Miles features nine brand new tracks and represents a return to the acoustic feel Scott first harboured when he began writing songs. With a mind altering cocktail of styles and a range of influences as diverse as Captain Beefheart and Nick Drake, the new album sees Indigo Jones combine heartfelt vocals with mangled melodies and is without doubt their finest collection of songs to date. Their unique brand of blues is unconventional yet beautiful and their sleazy, alcoholic torch melodies are both cinematic and sinister.