Australian rock band Jet is calling a time out in their music career, a year after they released the album 'Shine On'. The indefinite hiatus was cited by drummer and vocalist Chris Cester as "well earned time off" so that each member can concentrate on their personal life.
Cester wrote on the band's MySpace page: "After touring for, well, ever, for Shine On, we sat ourselves down and realized that with all the time we have spent away from home, Jet could finally use some down time."
Cester also joked that nobody "dies"and everyone is actually in "high spirits". He said that the break can actually gave them time to write songs and come back with "big grins".
The only thing skipped in the members schedule is apparently touring. His brother and the band's frontman, Nic, is writing new songs that will be showcased solo in hometown Melbourne. Lead guitarist Cameron is also working on new pieces that is still kept a secret whether for a solo project or Jet's future materials.
Chris himself is keeping close distance to bassist Mark to take the role as producers. "We have produced our first band, under the name 'The Vice Lords'," Chris wrote. "We produced one song together in Sydney for a Japanese band called 'Superfly'. The song is called 'I spy, I spy' and I don't know how it will be available out west, but someone will let you know as soon as we know. It features the vocal and drum stylings of myself, in a duet with their lead singer, little Japanese singer with a crackin' voice, who goes by the name of Shiho."