The Jesus & Mary Chain

East Kilbride
Years Active: 
1983-1999, 2007-present
Image Credit: 
By Liane Chan from Buena Park, United States - P1080632.JPG, CC BY 2.0, / desaturated from original


The Jesus & Mary Chain are a Scottish alternative rock band formed in East Kilbride, Scotland in 1983. The band revolves around the songwriting partnership of brothers Jim and William Reid. They released a string of albums, singles and EPs between their 1983 formation and their 1999 breakup, and gained notoriety in their early days for short sets and violence that became common at their live shows. In 2007, the band reunited.