Pool House Records & Jack Knife Music presents

AJJ (fka Andrew Jackson Jihad)

Friday 06 October 2017 (opening 7:00 PM)

at Brisbane Hotel ( venue info )
3 Brisbane St, Hobart TAS


Reserve Tickets

Price includes booking fees

General Admission $28.60


Phoenix, Arizona garbage pop veterans AJJ (Formerly Andrew Jackson Jihad) return to Australia this September, armed with their unique collection of scuzzy punk screeds. Since touring Australia with The Smith Street Band in 2015 they’ve released their sixth album The Bible 2 out through SideOneDummy Records.

The album's mantra is placed at the centre: "No More Shame, No More Fear, No More Dread". The Bible 2 finds the band choosing intimacy over isolation, gravity over the vacuum, the stage instead of the scene. Album opener ‘Cody’s Theme’ rings like Jay Reatard distorted with Neutral Milk Hotel neuroses ("I set the mommy on fire / I set the baby on fire / not even Jesus could stop me").

Singer Sean Bonnette's narrative skills, and the band's growing nuances have never been more heartbreaking than on ‘Junkie Church’, a tender acoustic tale about affection and companionship on the lowest rung of society ("I used your rubs as ladders / and I climbed up your chest / and I jumped up and down just like a trampoline" Bonnett sings.) The bands synth, cello and bass are employed to haunting Leonard Cohen-like production ends, staccato plucks and serrated chords hiving like gnats then quickly dissolving into darkness.

Former touring partner Wil Wagner from The Smith Street Band recently said “Sean might be my favourite living lyricist and we’re all lucky to have his songs in our lives. His songs get better and more polished every album but still maintain all the weird beautiful qualities that made me fall in love ten years ago”.

Playing the already announced Yours & Owls Festival in Wollongong alongside At The Drive In, AJJ have announced a huge Australian tour, taking in most capital cities and a big chunk of regional areas.

Pool House Records & Jackknife Music Present

AJJ (formerly Andrew Jackson Jihad)

Wednesday September 27th - Crowbar, Brisbane

Thursday September 28th - Hamilton Station Hotel, Newcastle

Friday September 29th - The Lair, Sydney

Saturday September 30th - Transit Bar, Canberra

Sunday October 1st - Yours & Owls Festival, Wollongong

Wednesday October 4th - Ed Castle, Adelaide

Thursday October 5th - Club 54, Launceston

Friday October 6th - The Brisbane Hotel, Hobart

Saturday October 7th - The Reverence Hotel, Melbourne

Sunday October 8th - Wrangler Studios, Melbourne (All Ages)

Sunday October 8th - The Gasometer Hotel, Melbourne

Tickets on sale from www.poolhouserecords.com.au


This is an 18+ event.

* Over 18's only unless advertised otherwise. * Photo ID is essential,­ acceptable ID is a current and valid Australian Photo Drivers Licence or Passport. Please check with the venue for any other acceptable forms of photo ID * All children under 18 not permitted including small children and babies * Intoxicated persons will not be admitted * No thongs or steel cap boots * The venue reserves the right to refuse admission to any person * Dangerous behaviour including Crowd Surfing, Stage Diving, Moshing and Violent Dancing is not allowed and will result in your immediate removal from this venue.*Inappropriate behaviour at this venue will lead to your banning.*