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Jezabels back with Synthia

THE Jezabels' fans are no strangers to punchy tunes which ooze attitude.

The Sydney indie rockers' latest single, Come Alive, was a fitting single to be pulled from their forthcoming album, Synthia.

It's the third studio album from the group, which has roots in Byron Bay.

In a lot of ways, it's an ambitious step forward for The Jezabels.

More electronic, almost trancey overtones are present through this album, but every song is still underpinned by that unique sound for which The Jezabels are renowned.

Synthia is treated to a lush introduction with the moody first track, which transports you to an other-worldly place.

The Jezabels' iconic attitude, born out of Hayley Mary's powerful voice, really kicks in with My Love is a Disease.

Embedded deep within the album is the catchy number Come Alive, which has enjoyed good radio play since its release late last year. Synthia is destined to be a significant release for The Jezabels, even if it is underpinned by tragedy.

Last month the band announced the cancellation of its national and international Synthia tours, due to keyboardist Heather Shannon's battle with ovarian cancer.

A statement from the band said Shannon was diagnosed with a unique form of ovarian cancer three years ago.

"Although she has been able to maintain life as usual generally, between treatments, the time has come for her to undergo further immediate treatment which will require her to stay in Sydney," the statement said.

Heather said until now she had preferred not to let the diagnosis get in the way of life.

"The band means so much to me, cancelling the tour (is) a very sad decision."