Adelaide trio Hit The Jackpot play simple, noisy pop songs, swapping instruments and sharing vocals. They formed as a two piece in early 2003, comprising young couple Jess Thomas and Kynan Lawlor. With a sparse but dynamic lineup of drums and guitar they played just a handful of shows before supporting Sonic Youth on their 2004 Australian tour. They released a self-titled EP around the same time, which ended up in the number three spot in Adelaide radio station 3D’s Top 100 for 2004.
Hit The Jackpot were joined by Sebastien Calabretto (and a bass guitar) in 2005 and released their debut album Clowns in 2006. With Seb leaving for the grey shores of England early in 2008, Hit the Jackpot have now recruited old friend Scott O’Hara (Lindsey Lowhand, True Radical Miracle).
Aside from Sonic Youth, Hit the Jackpot have played alongside such international acts as Calvin Johnson, Les Savy Fav, J. Mascis, Dan Deacon and Pretty Girls Make Graves, as well as Australian artists such as My Disco, The Lucksmiths, Crayon Fields, Clue to Kalo, Oren Ambarchi, Wolf and Cub, Architecture in Helsinki and Love of Diagrams.
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Seven humble hits from Adelaide fuzz-pop wonders Hit the Jackpot, marking their first new release since 2008’s Soul Money Gang Vibe, and their expansion to a [...]
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Seven humble hits from Adelaide fuzz-pop wonders Hit the Jackpot, marking their first new release since 2008’s Soul Money Gang Vibe, and their expansion to a fourpiece with the addition of new guitarist Steph Crase (Birth Glow, No Through Road, Batrider).
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Adelaide fuzz pop wonders Hit the Jackpot are releasing Holiday, the first new cassette on Chapter Music since 1996! After their second album Soul Money Gang Vibe (released on Chapter in 2008), Holiday’s seven humble hits mark the expansion of the band from a trio to a foursome, with the addition of guitarist Stephanie Crase, an [...]
Adelaide trio Hit The Jackpot’s new album Soul Money Gang Vibe is a brief gem of noisy 90s-style pop magic, featuring alternating boy-girl vocals and a disarming simplicity and charm. The ten tracks on the album were recorded in the second half of 2007 at the band’s own home studio, which has also been used [...]