Jamie Hutchings (Album Launch) + special guest Lisa Caruso
A prolifically creative musician, Jamie Hutchings has built a career in the Australian scene that stretches back to the early 1990s.
He first established himself as the cornerstone of noisy indie-rock auteurs Bluebottle Kiss before embarking on a solo career with the release of The Golden Coach in 2002. If that wasn't enough to satiate his musical curiosities, Hutchings also formed the band Infinity Broke, releasing the first of their three albums in 2014 and using the framework of the group to venture even further into angular guitar art rock, with a strong through-line of inventive and repetitive rhythms and percussion.
Earlier this year Hutchings released his most experimental solo album, Making Water, a collage of rhythm and noise, drone and abstraction that explored free jazz, Krautrock and the kind of terrain inhabited by The Necks and late period Talk Talk.
As Hutchings tends to do, he has pivoted again stylistically, returning to a more traditional sounding solo album with A New.
A New celebrates fresh beginnings but in doing so it also encapsulates all the different strands of Hutchings musical past, a seamless sonic renewal of sorts for one of Australia's most relentlessly adventurous and intelligent musicians.
Catch Jamie as he tours the album solo and draws from all corners of his sprawling back catalogue.
Jamie Hutchings Bandcamp
Special guest on the night is Lisa Caruso, of whom The Guardian says: “ Lisa Caruso has one of the best voices in Australia. Her songwriting is anchored in the tradition of confessional poets such as Martha Wainwright and Joni Mitchell.”
Lisa Caruso Bandcamp
Under 18s are welcome at the Petersham Bowling Club but must be accompanied by an adult.
The Petersham Bowling Club acknowledge the Gadigal of the Eora Nation as the traditional custodians of the land on which this show takes place and pay our respects to their Elders past and present, and emerging and extend those respects to the First Nations peoples of NSW and beyond.