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Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts in Leeds

Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts
Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
Saturday 22nd June 2019, £12.00

effrey Lewis & Los Bolts (NYC, Rough Trade Records) play a crazy, original mix of scuzzy urban indie-rock, literate lyrics and comic book punk, like a 21st Century mash-up of Sonic Youth, Pete Seeger and R. Crumb. Jeffrey has done tours in Europe and America and Australia and Asia and elsewhere (averaging over 100 gigs every year since 2001), as well as sometimes playing as the opening act for bands like the Mountain Goats, Daniel Johnston, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, The Fall, Pulp, Roky Erickson, The Vaselines, Adam Green, and other luminaries. Jeffrey has released seven critically acclaimed albums on Rough Trade Records, in addition to albums on other labels (like K Records and Don Giovanni), and Jeffrey continues to self-publish his art and writing in an ongoing underground comic book series called Fuff. With current Los Bolts bandmates Brent (Moldy Peaches) Cole on drums and Mem (Cat Tatt) Pahl on bass, Jeffrey has recorded a new full-length album in Nashville with producer Roger Moutenot (Yo La Tengo, Lou Reed, Sleater-Kinney), with release date tba!

"Jeffrey Lewis is slowly but surely on a trajectory to immortal cult-status." Line of Best Fit

"[Jeffrey Lewis is] The best lyricist working in the US today. Jarvis Cocker (Pulp)

"Hands down my favorite contemporary songwriter" Ben Gibbard (Death Cab For Cutie)

"Bands as magical and genuinely original as this are as essential as oxygen." Culture Delux

"Weird? Very... but also downright inspiring" (four of five stars) Rolling Stone

I discovered [Jeffrey's] music via 'Sad Screaming Old Man' which is one of my favorite songs ever written. I have great respect for [Jeffrey's] formidable skills. Dave Berman (Silver Jews)

Ramshackle and beautiful noise Lou Reed's natural successor as punk poet of the New York streets Louder Than War

One of our cleverest, hardest-working, most underrated songwriters Magnet

The Big Apple's best-kept secret.... Genius mind-blowing." NME

"Bizarre but brilliant" Uncut

"Dazzling" Mojo

"Jeffrey is the only artist I've sent fan mail to. Jens Lekman

"Really great and impressive and inspiring and exciting... There's not a lot of people that can tell a story and use language like that in music." Will Oldham

Ideas burst from Jeffrey Lewis ramshackle fuzzbomb jams inspirational." (four of five stars) The Guardian

Lewis is as close to unmissable as music gets Unwashed Territories

There's no doubt that he's one of the best lyricists currently producing music The Portland Mercury

Lewis is a writer of the highest calibre his sharp, poignant, witty vignettes are pearls, absolute jewels a master craftsman." We Are Noise

Despite playing to a full house, I can't help but feel that Jeffrey Lewis has consistently dipped below the mainstream radar Jeffrey Lewis is no doubt one of the great songwriters of his generation: he is dedicated, inventive and challenging." Slate The Disco

"Always, without fail, ridiculously entertaining. A unique and naturally gifted songwriter... Lewis is the indie poet laureate." SoundBlab

Jeffrey Lewis never lets you down ...bursting with passion and humour and wonderful songs... the guy's a genius!" Quim

An almost unrivalled lyrical genius... still daft humorous songs, still riotous punk rackets and still the slow quiet ones that burrow into your skull and haunt you with their poignancy. Jeffrey, you've worked your magic again." For The Rabbits

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