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Juffage: New Album and Tour Dates

April 21, 2011 by  

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Juffage: New Album and Tour Dates

Band: Juffage
Release: Semicircle (album) – vinyl/mp3
Date: 6th June 2011
Label: Function Records

Juffage is Jeff T. Smith, a solo sound artist and multi-instrumentalist from Leeds, via Chicago, Illinois. He is often seen in bars, art galleries, and basements with a band’s worth of instruments.

A recording enthusiast at heart, he has spent time in some of Chicago’s finest studios including Engine Studios (w/ Brian Deck), and Electrical Audio (w/ Steve Albini). Live shows see him coming up with inventive new ways of bringing his multi-layered recordings to the stage, utilising live looping and multitasking of drums, vocals, basses, guitars, keys, omnichord, clarinet, melodica, and manipulated cassettes. Juffage performances have been compared to a synthesis of Lightning Bolt’s rhythmic ferocity, Radiohead’s lush pop sensibility, King Tubby’s manipulative production, and Andrew Bird’s ability to make a good loop.

This debut is a perfect distillation of what Juffage is about – both defiantly experimental and unashamedly pop-oriented, with neither feature seeming out of place or at war with the other. Recorded over a six year period in 22 different locations around the U.S.A. and U.K., ‘Semicircle’ is an ambitious record and a bold statement of the Juffage story so far.

‘Semicircle’ is released on 6th June via London label Function Records (Maybeshewill, Shield Your Eyes, Cats Cats and Cats, Nitkowski).


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Upcoming Shows:
03 MAY: Sheffield – the Harley
06 MAY: Bradford – Zuu Bar
07 MAY: Leeds – Headingley Methodist
07 MAY: Bolton – the Dog & Partridge
08 MAY: Edinburgh – Sneaky Pete’s
10 MAY: Aberdeen – Cafe Drummond
11 MAY: Glasgow – the Bloc
12 MAY: Inverness – Mad Hatters
13 MAY: Lancaster – Yorkshire House
17 MAY: London – Buffalo Bar
20 MAY: Newcastle – TBA
21 MAY: Manchester – the Castle Hotel
26 MAY: Preston – the Mad Ferret
27 MAY: Nottingham – TBA
28 May: Derby – TBA
29 MAY: Northampton – Labour Club
30 MAY: Brighton – the Druids Arms
01 JUNE: Bristol – Mother’s Ruin
02 JUNE: Southampton – Hampton’s Bar
03 JUNE: London – TBA
04 JUNE: Halifax – Bar Up
05 JUNE: Leeds – Brudenell Social Club
02 JULY: Reading – Doubledotdash! Festival
12 AUGUST: Skipton – Beacons Festival



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