Andrew Jackson Jihad bring their UK tour to the moon Club, Cardiff on June 8.
Andy Howells recently put questions to the band.
Whereabouts are you from & how did the band form?
We are a band from Phoenix, Arizona. Ben and I started the band in 2004 when we both worked at a coffee shop. Some time in 2011 we jumped Deacon and Preston into the touring gang, and in 2014 we demoted our merch guy Mark to cello.
Tell us about your latest album...
Our latest album is called Christmas Island, it's my favorite one so far. It was our first time working with John Congleton but it definitely won't be our last. The album artwork is a painting we commissioned by Suzanne Falk, one of Arizona's greatest artists.
What’s been your best live experience?
The latest best live experience was either playing for a sold out crowd at The Metro in Chicago two months ago or playing solo to a small room of excitable Norwegians last night. I fully expect this Cardiff gig to blow both of those experiences out of the water.
What can people expect from your forthcoming Cardiff gig?
Loads of energy, an amazing opening band called Hard Girls and probably an onstage knifefight with Future of the Left's Jimmy Watkins.
What else have you got planned this year?
After this tour we're playing some festivals in the U.S. and then heading to Australia in September with the Smith Street Band and the Sidekicks. After that I think we'll make the next album.
Where can people hear your music?
In the hearts of those who know love and terror, Spotify, iTunes, Tidal (maybe?), bandcamp, you-tube. Thanks for the interview!