Jeffrey Lewis is back!
The born and raised New Yorker leads a double-life, as both a comic book writer/artist and a musician (or is that a triple-life?). Described by Jarvis Cocker as “the best lyricist working in the US today”… and who are we to disagree?
We’re thrilled to welcome him back to Ramsgate after 3 long years!
“Jeffrey Lewis is slowly but surely on a trajectory to immortal cult-status.” – Line of Best Fit
Jeffrey 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, and even Pulp.
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!
“Ramshackle and beautiful noise… Lou Reed’s natural successor as punk poet of the New York streets” – Louder Than War
“The Big Apple’s best-kept secret…. Genius… mind-blowing” – NME
“Always, without fail, ridiculously entertaining. A unique and naturally gifted songwriter… Lewis is the indie poet laureate” – SoundBlab