Though hailing from the Arizona deserts, Hogjaw are no strangers to European shores. Last year, the band played more than 40 headline shows across mainland Europe, supporting the release of their new album, ‘Way Down Yonder’ (on Snakefarm Records). From late September through to mid-November 2017, Hogjaw visited 11 different countries, playing to sold-out houses along the way. Now, in 2018, it’s time for the UK to feel the power of The ’Jaw first-hand, with a debut headline run confirmed for October including London's O2 Islington Academy 2 on Wednesday 10th. Hogjaw are four longstanding friends (“Four fingers folded into a fist”, as they put it): JB Jones (vocals and guitar), Jimmy Rose (lead guitar), Elvis DD (bass) and Kwall (drums). ‘Way Down Yonder’ is their sixth studio album and sees the boys delivering 11 tracks of “hard hitting Southern-fried electric guitar rock”, pulling no punches and leaving not one goddam shot on the bar.