It’s all hands on deck, as one sonic assault after another rips into the eardrums and the pelvis all at once.

Formed in Austin, Texas in 2007, Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears quickly built a formidable live reputation leading to opening slots with all manner of acts from Spoon to the New York Dolls before the launch of their debut-album Tell 'Em What Your Name Is in 2009.

Taking cues from Parliament-Funkadelic, Howlin' Wolf, The Stooges, James Brown - even Australia's Saints - BJL&TH delivered in spades. Their first visit to Australia came soon after in January 2010 appearing three times for the Sydney Festival as well as an appearance at the MoNA/FOMA Arts Festival in Hobart. A new album, Scandalous - featuring Living in the Jungle - was released early in 2011 and was followed by a much-talked-about series of performances at SXSW that lead to the invitation to Splendour in the Grass, and now... here they are again!

Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears return to Australia for an encore presentation performing at the request of Golden Plains Festival and for headline shows in Sydney & Melbourne.

Listen back to Firewater with Claire Stuchbery for a live set from Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears.

Check out some live footage from the session!