Today Australian rock’n roll institution The Screaming Jets release their 10th studio album Professional Misconduct. This week in a touching memorial, the band, family and friends sent off their bass player, co-founder and songwriter Paul Woseen, who died just two weeks ago. Nine of the ten songs on the new album were co-written by Woseen, the beating heart of the band. The album has been dedicated to their brother Paul.
A day after the memorial, Australian Musician editor Greg Phillips had the honour of speaking with The Screaming Jets drummer Cameron McGlinchey, who has formed the band’s rhythm section along with Paully for the last six years. In the interview, Cam speaks about the enormous contribution Paul made to the new record and the band’s intentions to honour the guy by moving forward and taking this new music to the fans. Watch the interview here.
MORE ABOUT PROFESSIONAL MISCONDUCT
For more than 30 years The Screaming Jets have lived by the ethos of the show must go, no matter what the adversity.
Today, they are proud to unveil their tenth studio album Professional Misconduct, following the devastating passing of co-founder, chief songwriter and bass player, Paul Woseen.
The record features ten new tracks including the singles ‘Nothing to Lose’ and the anthemic track, ‘Second Chance’ and is their first full album of all-new music in 8 years. All bar one of the album’s tracks were co-written by the man fondly known as “Paully”, one of Australia’s most respected songwriters.
Front man Dave Gleeson shared his grief, saying, “It’s been probably the most trying time in my professional life. We lost Paul on the 15th of September and everything has been thrown into a bit of turmoil since then…. Paully wrote nine of the songs on the new album and we didn’t just want to mothball that, we wanted to get it out there. The guy was one of the greatest musos, songwriters, bass players that I’ve ever met and was someone who was constantly trying to write better songs. Some people are prolific songwriters and Paully was a relentless songwriter. There are probably 500 songs in books sitting around at his place.”
This album follows their love letter to Oz rock, Gotcha Covered, and the 30th anniversary edition of All For One. Produced by Steve James, who was there for the band’s first record, these new tracks blaze with the intensity of a band that’s just starting out. It’s been a long and eventful trip for The Screaming Jets, with the band accumulating four Top 10 albums and seven Top 50 singles along the way.
The band are looking forward to celebrating Paul’s life with his thousands of friends and fans on their upcoming Professional Misconduct national tour and raising a glass to a life well lived. The shows kick off on November 3 in Brisbane. Dave explains, “Paul’s passing was sudden and no one expected it to happen. We are still reeling but we’ve decided to honour the dates that we’ve got. There’s a fairly extensive run (of dates) leading into to March next year and we thought Paully was “the show must go on” kind of guy. He’d be telling us to get out there, strap the guitars on, get behind the kit and belt out some rock n’roll.”
On moving forward, Dave goes on to say, “You realise you’ve got to move on, all the boys are hurting a lot but the outpouring of love from all the fans here and around the world has been absolutely overwhelming and we really appreciate every single note and message of support that we’ve got”.
The band has recently posted video of the Paul Woseen memorial on their YouTube channel
PROFESSIONAL MISCONDUCT TRACKLISTING
1. Nothing To Lose
2. Come Down
3. No Reason
4. Second Chance
5. Throwing Shade
6. Lying With Her
8. Crash Out Of Time
9. Give Me What I Want
10. Speed Quack
THE SCREAMING JETS
PROFESSIONAL MISCONDUCT TOUR 2023 / 2024 **
Friday 3 The Triffid, Brisbane QLD
Saturday 4 Beenleigh Tavern, Beenleigh QLD
Friday 10 Chelsea Heights, Chelsea Heights VIC
Saturday 11 Prince Bandroom, St Kilda VIC
Friday 17 Dubbo RSL, Dubbo NSW
Saturday 18 Bathurst RSL, Bathurst NSW
Friday 1 The Factory Theatre, Sydney NSW
Saturday 2 Anitas Theatre, Wollongong NSW
Friday 19 Blank Space, Toowoomba QLD
Saturday 20 Kingscliff Beach Hotel, Kingscliff QLD
Tuesday 23 Longyard Hotel, Tamworth QLD
Thursday 25 Sunken Monkey, Central Coast
Sunday 28 Pacific Palms Recreation Club, Elizabeth Beach NSW
Thursday 1 The Albies Bar, Busselton WA
Friday 2 Port Beach Brewery, Fremantle WA
Saturday 3 Ravenswood Hotel, Ravenswood WA
Saturday 10 Club Central, Hurstville NSW
Friday 16 Commercial Hotel, South Morang VIC
Saturday 17 Village Green, Mulgrave VIC
Friday 23 Toronto Hotel, Toronto, NSW
** more shows to be announced, including SA
The Screaming Jets are:
Dave Gleeson (Vocals)
Jimi Hocking (Guitar)
Scott Kingman (Guitar)
Cameron McGlinchey (Drums)
In loving memory of Paul Woseen (Bass)