JAWBOX announce one off UK headline show

Alternative punk rock pioneers’ first UK headline show since 1994

Punk and post-hardcore pioneers JAWBOX have announced an exclusive one-off show on 11th June 2020 at the Electric Ballroom in London, their first UK headline show since 1994.

Often cited as a vital influence by many punk, indie, alt rock and hardcore bands today, the legendary quartet disbanded in 1997 following an impactful eight year career, releasing five albums and touring the world numerous times. The band reformed for a TV performance in 2009 on ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’, but this was strictly a one-off. It wasn’t until 2019 when JAWBOX finally returned to club stages, playing numerous shows across the USA.

The set will draw from most of their discography with an emphasis on the J Robbins (voice/guitar) / Kim Coletta (bass) / Bill Barbot (guitar/voice) / Zach Barocas (drums) recordings, especially the For Your Own Special Sweetheart and Jawbox albums, which mark the peak of their creative time together.

Longtime fans will be in familiar territory: Coletta’s irrepressible presence; Robbins’ heartfelt guitar and vocal harmonic roar; Barbot’s razor-sharp vocal and guitar challenge and complement; and Barocas’ exacting flail and crash continue to coalesce as they always have, as a single functioning musical unit.

Tickets on sale Friday 29th November, and pre-sale sign ups can register here: http://eepurl.com/gKCwfX 

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Jawbox was formed in Washington, DC in 1989 by J. Robbins, bassist Kim Coletta, and original drummer Adam Wade. The group released their debut 7” in 1990 on their own DeSoto label. Grippe, released on Dischord Records in 1991, was Jawbox’s first full-length outing. That year saw second guitarist/singer Bill Barbot join the line-up in time to create a denser sound for 1992’s ​Novelty, also released on DischordZach Barocas assumed drumming duties in April ‘92, ushering in a new era for the group with his contributions to the rhythm section and the band’s songwriting, as first exhibited on 1994’s For Your Own Special Sweetheart.  Tours of all sizes and durations throughout Europe and the U.S. were part and parcel of Jawbox’s routine back then. Equally explosive at Red Rocks or a Roman squat, they were in all cases a galvanized, well-oiled band.

They released their last album, the self-titled ​Jawbox ​ LP, in 1996, and after another year of touring, broke up in 1997. Although Atlantic Records released the last two albums, Dischord has since made all of the band’s full-lengths available. The group reunited briefly in 2009 for an appearance on ​Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. The performance was a one-off, and there was no subsequent talk of any other shows of any kind for years.
In early 2017, however, Zach contacted his former bandmates to see what they thought about playing some shows. The resulting conversations were at first casual, but eventually moved the band to action, and by June they began rehearsing for the shows that now comprise ​An Impartial Overview. 

It’s been an exciting time, reacquainting not only with the music but also with each other. However much the members of Jawbox have played elsewhere over the years, there is no doubt that the chemistry and energy they bring to this band remains unique for each of them.

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