Ex Smith Andy Rourke launches new band – JetlagThe Smiths legendary bass player, Andy Rourke, is set to return with his new band / project Jetlag.

We bumped into Andy in New York City over the summer and, as ever, he was one of the affable good guys as he detailed his plans for the band and it seems like it’s all ready now, with a series of twelve inch singles planned by the pair.

The project has been in low key existence for a couple of years after Andy moved to New York City and their dance meets indie with great bass lines pop and sharp lyrics is ready to roll.

Their soundcloud page claims that…

‘Jetlag (NYC) is a New York based DJ and audio production outfit founded by friends Olé Koretsky and Andy Rourke. The pair began writing and recording as Jetlag when Rourke, a Mancunian, relocated to New York City in early 2009. The former Smiths bassist and the Soviet born New Yorker have been experimenting with production techniques compiling hours of original material and several remixes. When not in the studio, Rourke and Koretsky are honing their DJ skills at night clubs and on the radio.

Most recently Jetlag has been performing live with drummer Joe Hertenstein and guitarist Rob Ritchie. You can catch Jetlag DJ sets on eastvillageradio.com Mondays 2PM ET & Friday nights at midnight Eastern Time.’

Here’s Jetlag’s soundcloud.

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