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JEFF The Brotherhood Announce New Zealand Tour

JEFF The Brotherhood Announce New Zealand Tour

Wednesday 14th November, 2012 8:30AM

Nashville-based rock 'n roll two-piece JEFF the Brotherhood have announced four New Zealand tour dates in support of their seventh(!) studio album, Hypnotic Nights. The band were last here back in 2010, ripping through two sets in one night - at the Lucha Lounge and Cassette respectively - and anyone at those shows can vouch for the quality of their live performance. The band will tour New Zealand following the Big Day Out circuit in Australia.

UPDATE: THIS TOUR HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

Jeff the Brotherhood with Rackets and guests:

Wednesday 30th January, Bodega, Wellington
Thursday 31st January, Hamilton, Static
Friday 1st February, Cassette, Auckland
Saturday 2nd February, Lucha Lounge, Auckland

Tickets for their Bodega show on sale now from HERE at UTR.

Check out the video for the band's latest single, 'Leave Me Out' as well as the press release for the tour, below.

Press release:

Nashville's favourite sons, band of brothers JEFF The Brotherhood return to NZ on the back of their critically acclaimed, Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys) produced, major label debut album Hypnotic Nights.

Bruvvers Jake and Jamin Orrall have already amassed an impressive eight album back-catalogue, including a live album on Jack White's prestigious Third Man Records, while still barely in their mid 20s. Not content with making the rest of us look like candy-ass slackers, their punishing touring schedule would make even the Hamburg-era Beatles blanch. Not bad for just three strings and drums.

New album Hypnotic Nights finds the band still mining the rich seam of hook heavy sludge-pop they have cornered the market on, but this time the emphasis is on the pop, with a side of sludge and psyche. Producer Auerbach has exposed the big dumb rock anthem side of the boys without sacrificing the all-important garage rock element and yes, that's right, there is a sitar involved too.

Hypnotic Nights celebrates the endless summer of six packs, beach parties, BBQs and teenage depression (!) and chucks in a cover of Black Sabbath's mighty 'Changes' just for the hell of it. Pitchfork likened it to a Krautrock influenced Weezer circa the Blue album, and other comparisons to those other bruvvers of few chords - The Ramones - abound. But the JEFFs are very much their own men - check out their tour blog where they expound upon their twin obsessions of cats and White People With Dreadlocks, amongst other things.


Links
jeffthebrotherhood.com

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