Juffage is Jeff T. Smith, a sound artist and multi-instrumentalist from Leeds. A few years back we featured his marvellous debut and through relentless touring worldwide, he has since become an artist who has established a reputation for his sonically powerful and physically captivating live shows. We at Artrocker have been eagerly awaiting new material and folks, today is that day. New live track ‘Stop Making Music‘ is available now, and you can check it right here. And to embellish a little further we thought we would throw Mr T.Smith, or whatever his name is, the five questions.
We are .. Juffage, from Leeds UK, via Chicago, Illinois. Actually, for this next show we were called the “Juffage Cauldron Ensemble” when I (Juffage) was lucky enough to be joined by some friends and fellow Leeds musicians, namely Katie Harkin (Sky Larkin, Sleater-Kinney, Wild Beasts), Tom Evans (Vessels), and Jenna Isherwood (Invisible Cities). This was at last year’s Fell Foot Sound Festival, and that’s where this specific performance of the song ‘Stop Making Music’ comes from.
We sound like .. solo-pop-drone-amalgamation reincarnated for four voices.
The funny thing about us .. there’s only one of us.
When we play live we like to .. genuinely have a good time. I know, it’s hard to imagine.
Our best song is .. ‘Stop Making Music’, of course it’s the song that I have just released today! It’s actually from my 2011 album “Semicircle”, but I only started playing it at shows on my last tour in this radically different “guitared-up” way. By the way, I’m touring again soon!
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
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
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