2019 marks #10YearsOfJedward: 10 years since the identical twins from Dublin, Ireland, first leapt into the public consciousness with their appearance on The X Factor. They commemorate it with the release of their long-awaited fourth album, the name of which, and artwork, has been revealed today.
The pair fought a hard-earned battle through to the finals, finishing in 6th place in 2009. They’ve since gone on to release 3 albums and 12 non-album singles, as well as making countless television appearances, including hosting several series of their own. They’ve had cameos in 4 films, and represented Ireland twice at the Eurovision Song Contest, with their 2011 8th place still the highest position for Ireland since 2000 – making it effectively their country’s best result this century.
Jedward, real names John and Edward Grimes, will release ‘Voice Of A Rebel’ this summer. They will be appearing on ITVs ‘Loose Women’ today.
Recorded in Los Angeles over the past 18 months, it’s the first album of songs entirely written and produced by the duo themselves. John and Edward also have complete creative control over the release, artwork, styling, and videos. Since becoming independent artists in 2013 they have released 12 non-album singles, starting with ‘Free Spirit’ in 2014. Their most recent release was ‘Golden Years’, in November last year.
Jedward will be touring the U.K. next month with two dates in each of Manchester’s historic Factory, the Camden Assembly in London, and Glasgow’s Garage. Tickets are available here.
Two time Eurovision finalists Jedward will also be performing at The Sunshine Festival in August. Tickets and further information here.