Hit The Jackpot

Adelaide trio Hit The Jackpot play simple, noisy pop songs, swapping instruments and sharing vocals.


 

Hit the Jackpot formed as a two piece in early 2003, comprising young couple Jess and Kynan.

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 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.

Chapter released their second album Soul Money Gang Vibe in 2008 and a limited edition cassette EP Holiday in 2011.