26/04/2013: SONIC CAULDRON
A unique one-off curation of new material @ Left Bank Leeds
20, February 2013
Hello, everybody! I’ve been very busy working on new material since returning from my tour in December. I will play many of these new songs live for the first time at Left Bank Leeds on April 26th, my only concert of 2013. These one-off interpretations will be performed with fellow Leeds musicians, including Katie Harkin (Sky Larkin & Wild Beasts) and Tom Evans (Vessels). Surrounding the audience with an array of loudspeakers, guitar and bass amplifiers, ghettoblasters, and Leslie speaker cabinets, the cavernous space of Left Bank will become an instrument in its own right.
Here is a short teaser video, which should give you some insight into what exactly is going on here:
I’m very excited about this, to say the least. Tickets are currently available online from Jumbo, Crash, and in person at the Brudenell for just £5 in advance. Click on the links to buy now! Woohoo!!!
Also, there is a Facebook event here. Please feel free to share and spread the word. Hope to see you soon!!!
2012 IN SUMMARY
I’ve toured a lot. What’s next…
15, December 2012
Photo by Djavanshir. N.
What a year! I’ve played loads of great shows, amazing festivals, and just finished up a huge UK/EU tour. Thanks to all the incredible people that helped make it happen, and to everyone who came out to a show along the way. Hope you were able to make it to one. I couldn’t have done it alone, even though I’m alone (if you know what I mean). Gratitude!
I’m now trying to track down any photos, videos, or reviews from any of my shows from this year. If you filmed, photographed, or reviewed anything, please send me an email and let me know! And please keep your eyes on this page, as there will be some new live videos popping up very shortly. Thanks a bunch!
Finally, I have returned from tour with very few vinyl. If you still haven’t picked up a copy of Semicircle and would like one, head over to the Juffage Webstore ASAP. They won’t last long!
I’m taking a break from doing any shows for a while to work on recording another album. I will, however, do ONE show this year in Leeds, at the fabulous Left Bank. I’m composing a special one-off ambisonic performance utilizing the enormous space of Left Bank, and way too many speakers and amplifiers to fill it. There will be some very exciting supports announced soon, whom I’m not allowed to mention yet. But rest assured, it’s going to be exciting.
2012 TOUR STARTS TODAY!
ANOTHER YEAR OLDER, ANOTHER TOUR, AGAIN, AGAIN…
18, October 2012
Hey internetters! My 2nd monster tour of the UK & Europe starts today in Newcastle, with 39 more exciting shows to follow. This will be my last tour for a very long time, and my last tour ever using my current equipment set-up, so don’t miss out! When I return, I’m going to start recording a follow-up to Semicircle, and reworking/tweaking some technical and performative elements of my live set. The future looks exciting. Get ready.
Have a look below or check out the gigs page the to see all the dates. See you soon!!!
AUTUMN 2012: UK/EU TOUR DATES
MORE SHOWS COMING YOUR WAY (PROBABLY IN YOUR TOWN)
14, September 2012
I’m doing another big UK/EU tour this year (like a boss). Here are the dates:
SEP 29: Leeds – the Packhorse (Super Luxury single release party w/ Bearfoot Beware,
Magnapinna, Double Muscle, Yougoslavian Boys, Vasco de Gama, Two Trick Horse)
OCT 18: Newcastle – Morden Tower (w/ ParaStatic, Lionhall)
OCT 19: Dundee – the Doghouse (w/ Esperi, Cara Mitchell)
OCT 20: Aberdeen – the Lemon Tree (w/ Three Blind Wolves)
OCT 21: Manchester – A Carefully Planned Festival @ Soup Kitchen [early stage time of 2PM!]
(w/ Tall Ships, Brontide, Dad Rocks!, Plank!, Ben Butler & Mousepad, Bilge Pump, etc.)
OCT 25: York – City Screen Basement (w/ Muttley, Mononoke)
OCT 27: London – Power Lunches (w/ Action Beat)
OCT 28: Brighton – the Cowley Club (w/ Stuart Warwick, Flash Bang Band)
OCT 29: Southampton – Avondale House (w/ Pivotal)
OCT 30: Cardiff – the Moon Club (w/ Shiny Tiger, Conformist)
NOV 1: Rotterdam, NL – Le Sud - Afternoon Show
NOV 1: Maastricht, NL - Landbouwbelang
NOV 2: Groningen, NL – ORKZ Bar (w/ Karoushi)
NOV 3: Den Haag, NL – Rewire Festival (w/ Errors, Lichens, Lotus Plaza, etc.)
NOV 4: Haarlem, NL – Patronaat Café – Afternoon show (w/ Movie Star Junkies, Zun Zun Egui)
NOV 4: Louvain-la-Neuve, BE – Ferme du Biéreau (w/ Scattered Order)
NOV 5: Lille, FR – La Malterie (w/ Cheyenne 40)
NOV 6: Gent, BE – Minus One (w/ Coredyceps, Six Hands, Stories From the Lost)
NOV 7: Köln, DE – Baustelle Kalk
NOV 8: Berlin, DE - Antje Öklesund
NOV 9: Berlin, DE – Madame Claude (w/ Brome, Ondula)
NOV 10: Wien, AT – Arena (w/ Xiu Xiu)
NOV 11: Graz, AT – CuntRa la Kunsthure
NOV 12: Bagno di Romagna, IT – Cantina Diva
NOV 13: Livorno, IT – Teatro C
NOV 14: Latina, IT – Circolo Hemingway
NOV 15: Roma, IT – Dal Verme
NOV 16: Bucine, IT – Spectre Live Club
NOV 17: Faenza, IT – Clan Destino
NOV 18: Ferrara, IT – Zuni
NOV 19: Milano, IT – Gattò
NOV 20: Toulouse, FR – Les Musicophages (w/ Shelly Short)
NOV 21: Bayonne, FR – Kixkil Ostatua
NOV 22: Madrid, ES – La Faena II
NOV 23: Don Benito, ES – Rincón Pío Sound
NOV 24: Lisboa, PT – Lounge
NOV 25: Vitoria, ES – Ibu Hots (w/ Viva Bazooka)
NOV 26: Zaragoza, ES – La Lata de Bombillas (Bombo y Platillo)
NOV 27: Bordeaux, FR – Novo Local
NOV 28: Tours, FR – Bar Les Joulins
NOV 29: Caen, FR – L’Ubu Cafe (w/ Nuage Magique X Grorator, Mombu)
APR 26: Leeds – Left Bank (A one-off multichannel ambisonic performance in one of Leeds’ finest acoustic spaces. Composed for Left Bank. With special guests. More details to be announced shortly.)
Hope to see you out there people!!! It’s going to be great!
SUMMER 2012: GET EXCITED
Festival Dates, Futuresound Competition, Endless Touring
2, July 2012
I’m so excited about my upcoming European tour, I think I’ll just do this post in reverse chronological order. First things first. Last week, I just started booking another tour of Europe for November 1-30. I plan to return to quite a few places I played last year, but am always open to new experiences/ideas. If you are interested in having a Juffage concert in your city, please send an email to juffage [at] gmail [dot] com and hopefully we can work something out!
Next up, in August I’m playing this tasty shindig in the Yorkshire dales alongside tons of other great artists (I’m particularly excited about seeing Toots & the Maytals, Wild Beasts, Runners, and checking out the Noisey/Vice stage curated by Dirty Otter and Sexbeat!). If you’d like some more info, check out the Beacons Festival Website.
I have a couple festivals lined up for July too. Firstly, I’m going back to Sheffield for Tramlines Festival on Friday, July 20th, where I’ll be performing at the Cathedral Church of St Peter & St Paul (alongside Leeds-based bro’s Heart Ships, & lots more). The following day, I’m heading up to Newcastle to play Narc. Fest (part of the Ouseburn Festival & hosted by Narc. Magazine). More info about the event can be found at the Narc. Fest Facebook Page or Leave Me Here Gigs.
Finally, I’m playing the Futuresound Competition at the Cockpit on Tuesday, July 17th. Also appearing that day are the bands Black Moth, Phonetics, and The World Service (full line-up here). Just today, the gig was recommended by Drowned in Sound on their newest Drowned in Leeds column. Most importantly, it will be the ONLY Juffage concert in Leeds until mid-October and, if you don’t know the drill, the winners of this competition go on to play Leeds and Reading Festivals this summer. The winners are partially determined by audience vote, so please get down and show your support. You can buy tickets for the gig on this very website (for only £4), and the tickets include a FREE download of my newest EP, ‘Small Fires’. How cool is that!?!?! For more info, check out the Facebook event here.
REIMS LIVE VIDEO ETC.
Videos, Videos, and More Videos to come
12, February 2012
Here’s a video someone filmed of me playing the song ‘Small Fires’ in a massive circus tent in Reims, France. Click 720p to watch in HD (and why not in full-screen!?!), cause you’re worth it. In the next few weeks, I’ll be doing some more filming with Tom Thiel, who now works for The Blind Club, and has done great work for the likes of Dinosaur Pile Up, Paul Thomas Saunders, and Dog is Dead. So, keep your eye on this page for some quality live videos coming soon! In the meantime, here’s two videos that Tom filmed back in late 2010 at the Ashwood Studio in Leeds:
In other news, I completed my recent (enormous) tour of the UK and Europe unscathed, with the exception of a broken van (see below), and had some really great times. Hats off to all the great promoters who put me on, and all the great bands I played with along the way. You know who you are, and are to great in number to mention all of you here.
Finally, I’ll be taking a break from shows for a while to work on recording, but will tour again at the end of the year. However, I hear this year’s British Wildlife Festival has some *very special guests*…………………