NEW “CAULDRON ENSEMBLE”…
…Live Single from last year’s Fell Foot Sound out now + Upcoming UK Tour Dates!
20 July 2015
Photo by Thomas Jackson
At least year’s Fell Foot Sound festival, I joined forces with the previous players of the “Sonic Cauldron” concert for a second time. Here, myself, Katie Harkin (Sky Larkin, Sleater-Kinney, Wild Beasts), Tom Evans (Vessels) & Jenna Isherwood (Invisible Cities) played a set of new and old Juffage songs, including “Stop Making Music”. Originally from 2011′s Semicircle, this radically different version is the only time this song has been played as part of a group.
The single is now available to stream and buy from the Juffage Bandcamp page.
In other news, I’m heading out for another UK Tour beginning in August.
Joan of Arc’s EU tour has been cancelled, so, sadly is this show on the 18th.
All other solo shows remain unaffected and are going ahead as scheduled!
For more info, check out the gigs page, or this superfly poster:
SUMMER 2015 TOUR DATES…
…finally revealed. Plus a new surprise Invisible Cities album!
7 July 2015
Photo by Katie Harkin
AUG 14: Manchester – Carefully Planned (venue TBC)
AUG 15: York – City Screen Basement
AUG 16: Leeds – Leeds Music Hub
AUG 18: Leeds – Brudenell Social Club (w/ Joan of Arc)
AUG 21: Bristol – ArcTanGent Festival (w/ Joan of Arc, Deerhoof, Vessels, Dillinger Escape Plan, etc.)
AUG 23: Basingstoke – the Sanctuary
AUG 24: Brighton – Green Door Store (w/ Cousin, Japanese Sweets)
AUG 25: London – Old Blue Last (w/ Cousin)
AUG 26: Bristol – Stag & Hounds
AUG 27: Derby – the Hairy Dog (w/ Cowtown)
AUG 28: Newcastle – Head of Steam (w/ Ten Sticks)
SEPT 10: Glasgow – Bar Bloc
SEPT 11: Edinburgh – Henry’s Cellar Bar
Keep your eyes peeled for a few more additions, and get in touch if you think I should be coming to your hometown.
In other news, I joined the band Invisible Cities for a month to help them make a record before they split up for good. We recorded the whole thing at Greenmount Studios in ONE DAY, and it should be headed your way soon!
Photo by Helen Teff
LIVING: LOTS OF IT
New album nearing completion, ArcTanGent Festival, Guardian, Spin Magazine…
14 April 2015
Ok, things are happening. First, I’ve been locked in Greenmount Studios mixing the final chunks of the new record. There’s lots to talk about, but I really want this thing to speak for itself. Let’s just say it’s more diverse than Semicircle, yet somehow simultaneously places greater emphasis on both dense drone and bulletproof pop songs.
Speaking of Semicircle, the record was recenty feaured in a Guardian list for the “101 Strangest Records on Spotify”, mentioning “hot, crunchy blood”, and “heavywight tape-manipulating chop-n-pop”. Click here to read the full review.
Next, check out Katie Harkin (who is playing/singing all over my new record) talking about her recent months touring with Sleater-Kinney in SPIN Magazine, and casually namedropping said forthcoming record.
Finaly, I’ve also been asked to play this years fantastic ArcTanGent Festival. This is going to be off the chain, people!
2014 IN BRIEF (AND ONWARD)…
Recording, writing, recording, another festive mixtape, etc.
3 December 2014
Photo by Ravage Productions
As I sat down to write this binary tidbit, I realized what a busy year 2014 has been (as evidenced by this page’s lack of updates). Time files, and I’ve written too many songs. Recording them is taking up another gigantic heft of time, but a new album is well underway. Thankfully, last year I made two FESTIVE MIXTAPES so I could put this one out now and pretend like I just made it. Thanks, 2013 me. You must have known I had a lot of shit going on. Drop it:
P.S. – CLICK HERE FOR A FREE DOWNLOAD, until it breaks. And apologies about the Zippyshare link. If there’s an easy, free way to share big files on the internet, I’ve yet to figure it out. If you’re so inclined, you can take these files and record them onto both sides of a C90 Cassette tape. Awesome free gift idea!
P.P.S. – While we’re on the subject of gifts, there’s only 11 copies of Semicircle vinyls left in the JUFFAGE WEBSTORE.
MORE GIS & FESTIVALS 2014
More gigs & festivals announced, including “Sonic Cauldron” reunion
24 June 2014
Woah – more gigs in 2014!?! For one of these, Fell Foot Sound (an intimate festival in the Lake District), I’ll be joining forces with Katie Harkin (Sky Larkin, Wild Beasts), Tom Evans (Vessels) & Jenna Isherwood (Invisible Cities) for a performance inspired by last year’s Sonic Cauldron gig at Left Bank Leeds:
JUL 17: Glasgow – Bar Bloc
JUL 19: Fell Foot Wood – Fell Foot Sound (performing as ‘Juffage Cauldron Ensemble’)
JUL 22: Leeds – Brudenell Social Club (w/ Acollective, Nadine Carina)
JUL 25: York – City Screen Basement
JUL 27: Sheffield – Tramlines Festival (Millennium Gallery)
AUG 28: Newcastle – the Cluny 2 (w/ Grandfather Birds, Owain Davies)
AUG 29: Leeds – Wharf Chambers (w/ Field Harmonics, Danopposite, Matt Robson)
AUG 30: Hawkhurst, Kent – In the Woods Festival (w/ Laura Marling, Shopping, Temple Songs, etc.)
AUG 31: London – The Waiting Room (Stoke Newington)
SEPT 13: Wakefield – Long Division Festival
OCT 18: Manchester – A Carefully Planned Festival
There’s still a few more exciting things to be announced during this period.
In the meantime, if you’d like me to play a show, get in touch.
NEW VIDEO + SINGLE OUT TODAY!
surprise! 2 tracks from last year’s celebrated “Sonic Cauldron” now available…
25 April 2014
Photo by B. Pettman.
Click here to watch in HD
WOAH. In celebration of the one-year anniversary of my “Sonic Cauldron” concert at Left Bank Leeds, I’m proud to finally release this into the wild. Here, for your enjoyment, are the first two tracks from the concert, available on YouTube and the Juffage Bandcamp page. Please share, download, and enjoy. Cheers!