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September 27, 2017

SNAKEFARM RECORDS ANNOUNCES TWO NEW ADDITIONS TO ROSTER

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Snakefarm Records continues to grow its roster with two fresh signings: Broken Witt Rebels from Birmingham, UK, and Hogjaw from Arizona, US.

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A heady blend of blues, soul, wailing rock guitar and deeply emotive vocals, Broken Witt Rebels have been busy building their profile via a trio of EPs plus a touring schedule that has seen the award-winning quartet switching between headline shows and high-profile guest appearances, sharing stages with Joanne Shaw TaylorKaleoWhiskey Myers and more, the latter in both the UK and US.

In between, the band – Danny Core (vocals / rhythm guitar), Luke Davis (vocals / bass), James Tranter (vocals / lead guitar) & James Dudley (drums) – has appeared at many of Europe’s primary festivals, including DownloadWackenReading and Leeds and Isle Of Wight, with Planet Rockstock (UK) lined up for December. 

Prior to that, in October, they embark on an extensive headline UK run, supported by Nashville-based singer / songwriter Sonia Leigh, before heading over to mainland Europe, and then onto Ireland, with ‘country fuzz’ maestros, The Cadillac Three

So far, the only thing missing has been a debut studio album, but that gap will shortly be filled, with a 10-track collection of the best of the BWR output to date (title tbc) confirmed for a November 24th release. Produced by the band and Tom Gittins (who has worked with Robert Plant amongst others), this anticipated outing features six songs from the two most recent EPs, ‘Howlin’’and ‘Georgia Pine’, plus four brand new numbers, including lead single ‘Wait For You’.

The older material has been remastered to sit naturally alongside the recent recordings, and the package – featuring tracks with substantial radio / video play to their name – is set to appear on both CD and download, with vinyl following in due course.

Say Broken Witt Rebels:-

“Our album has been a long time coming. It’s a culmination of the past two years of hard work and we couldn’t be prouder of what it’s become. We’ve crafted the record to take the listener along our journey so far, and it also marks a milestone in our career as we move from the unsigned world to being with a label. We’re very proud to have signed a deal with Snakefarm Records, and with the Snakefarm team behind us we can’t wait to take things to the next level.”

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Hailing from Arizona, Hogjaw are four longstanding friends, a band of brothers, delivering hard hitting southern fried electric guitar rock” with no punches pulled and no whiskey-shot left on the bar.

One of the foremost things about Southern Rock is that it’s music based on heritage, with common values holding sway, and Hogjaw – JB Jones (vocals / guitar), Jimmy Rose (lead guitar), Elvis DD (bass) & Kwall(drums) – are cast in the finest traditions of the genre, as latest / sixth studio album, ‘Way Down Yonder’, clearly shows. 

Produced by the band & Byron Filson and featuring 11 new tracks ranging from the clean mellow pickin’ of ‘Back Home Today’ through to the heavy swamp groove of ‘Never Surrender’ and the foot-to-the-floor riffin’ of video track ‘Brown Water’, this is music that proudly flies the flag for pure rock from days gone by, tapping into the soul and the spirit of Capricorn Records’ legends such as The Allman Brothers, The Marshall Tucker Band and The Outlaws.

Say Hogjaw:-

“With hard rockers, some clean pickin’ and singin’ and plenty of that thunderous riffin’ you have come to expect, this new album is guaranteed to bring back that old time rock ‘n’ roll vibe we all loved so much. Just put the music on, pour a cold beverage and clear your schedule!”

 Renowned for their live performances, Hogjaw will support the arrival of ‘Way Down Yonder’ – available digitally from October 6th – with a gargantuan 40-date tour of mainland Europe, their fourth since launching their ‘Devil In The Details’ debut in 2008. From late September through to mid-November, the band will be visiting 11 different countries, selling CD copies of ‘Way Down Yonder’ exclusively at the shows – a full commercial release will follow early next year. 

Hogjaw’s previous studio album, ‘Rise To The Mountains’ (2015), will be digitally re-issued via Snakefarm on October 13th; as with ‘WDY’, the physical, repackaged version will follow in January 2018.