Southern blues-rock band Hogjaw have released their latest single, Way Down Yonder.
The song is the title track from the band’s latest album, which is available now via Snakefarm Records. It features 11 tracks and was produced by the band and Byron Filson.
Hogjaw have also released a brand new video to accompany the single. The mysterious clip is set in a small town where zombie-like creatures haunt the nearby woods. It’s intercut with shots of the band performing the hard-rocking song, with powerful vocals from frontman JB Jones and a fiery Jimmy Rose guitar solo.
The band says: “When we wrote the song ‘Way Down Yonder’, it started with this cool, mystical story-line, and JB – who has produced many of our videos – came up with the whole concept based on what he had written. It might have been nice to shoot everything in the swamps of Louisiana, but instead we kept to our home state of Arizona. We were able to go to three outdoor locations that showcased different areas. We like to call it the ‘desert swamps’! Hope everyone out there enjoys these few minutes as much as we enjoyed making them!”
Alongside the new single and video, the band are re-releasing their 2015 record Rise To The Mountain on 28th September. The album features 10 tracks including I Will Remain.
Hogjaw says of the album and re-relase: “This was the last album written at the Hog-Pound House where a lot of musical magic was achieved. Plenty of whiskey was drunk on hot summer nights, with loud music grilling in our ears; the outcome was 10 songs that we felt proud of, and we did not hesitate to support the album by touring and releasing three videos: ‘Where Have You Gone’, ‘The Smoker’ and the epic ‘I Will Remain’. As we break into the middle of 2018, we Hogjaw guys are excited to see this album soar to new heights, with the Snakefarm re-issue blowing some fresh air into it… go get a copy and throw it on!!! Cheers!”
This October, Hogjaw will also embark on their first UK headline tour. The 13-date trip will visit cities all over the country, including Glasgow, Newcastle, Birmingham, London and Brighton.
Originally from Arizona, Hogjaw is made up of JB Jones (vocals and guitar), Jimmy Rose (lead guitar), Elvis DD (bass) and Kwall (drums). They describe their sound as ‘hard-hitting southern fried electric rock’, with influences including Free, Rainbow, Whitesnake and the Allman Brothers.
See Hogjaw on tour in the UK this October:
3 October – Glasgow, King Tut’s
4 October – Edinburgh, Bannerman’s
6 October – Newcastle, Jumpin’ Jacks
7 October – Birmingham, The Asylum 2
9 October – Chester, The Live Rooms
10 October – London, O2 Islington Academy 2
11 October – Milton Keynes, The Craufurd Arms
12 October – Preston, The Continental
13 October – Evesham, The Iron Road
14 October – Blackpool, Waterloo Music Bar
17 October – Brighton, The Prince Albert
18 October – Bristol, The Tunnels
19 October – Ebbw Vale, Institute