LIVE REVIEW: Jamie Hutchings, Buddy Glass @ Camelot Lounge, Sydney (05/02/15)

Buddy Glass is the stage name for Bruno Brayovic (Peabody) in his solo guise. With a recently released debut under his belt he took the audience on a journey through those songs, stripped back to just his voice and acoustic guitar. There were flashes of the wit and venom often seen with Peabody but for the most part Glass focused on the songs – which … Continue reading LIVE REVIEW: Jamie Hutchings, Buddy Glass @ Camelot Lounge, Sydney (05/02/15)

NEW MUSIC: Infinity Broke – Only The Desert Grows

On the heels of last years superb debut LP River Mirrors Infinity Broke are gearing up to release the follow-up Before Before which was recorded during the same sessions as their debut. Here’s the first taste of the new record with the excellent first single ‘Only The Desert Grows’ which sounds like Neil Young and a psychobilly band playing a last stand at some sinister … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Infinity Broke – Only The Desert Grows

NEWS: Jamie Hutchings retrospective tour

  Twenty years is a good stretch in the music biz but damn it goes fast. It was two decades ago that Jamie Hutchings and Bluebottle Kiss released their debut album Higher Up The Firetrails. To celebrate two decades of fertile musical exploration with BBK, as a solo artist and more recently with Infinity Broke Hutchings is heading out on the aptly titled Careering Through … Continue reading NEWS: Jamie Hutchings retrospective tour

NEWS: Glide tribute show for Melbourne feat. members of The Church, You Am I, Crow, Bluebottle Kiss and Even

On Saturday Dec 20th a tribute to Sydney band Glide will be happening at The Workers Club in Melbourne. Like the excellent Sydney event a few months ago this will be an all-star show remembering the band’s singer, guitarist, songwriter William Arthur who passed away fifteen years ago. Perfoming will be: Steve Kilbey (The Church) The Croons (early Glide lineup) Jamie Hutchings (Bluebottle Kiss, Infinity Broke) Peter … Continue reading NEWS: Glide tribute show for Melbourne feat. members of The Church, You Am I, Crow, Bluebottle Kiss and Even

ALBUM REVIEW: Infinity Broke – River Mirrors

Over a couple of solo albums Jamie Hutchings has been ploughing fertile ground with more introspective and quieter material than that of Bluebottle Kiss, his band from 1993-2007. Now he’s convened a new band featuring ex-BBK drummer Jared Harrison and headed back into dense, noisy, exploratory and discordant rock music. River Mirrors takes many twists and turns such as the meditative Necks-ish mood on Termites (a … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Infinity Broke – River Mirrors

NEWS: Glide/William Arthur tribute show

  Glide were one of Sydney’s best loved indie guitar bands of the 90’s, led by singer, guitarist and principal songwriter William Arthur. Sadly Arthur passed away 15 years ago leaving a big hole in the local music scene so it is no surprise that an impressive line-up of musicians are gathering at The Vanguard on August 22nd to pay tribute. Artists performing include Knievel, Croons … Continue reading NEWS: Glide/William Arthur tribute show

LIVE REVIEW: INFINITY BROKE, GOLDEN BLONDE, DARREN CROSS @ BRIGHTON UP BAR (27/02/14)

Darren Cross opened the evening with a fine set of songs that showed the extent to which he has mastered the art of gothic country song. He wove narratives around characters and situations with both emotional resonance and clever wordplay and it never felt hokey or contrived in that most American of genres. His voice, as the years have passed, has taken on real character and … Continue reading LIVE REVIEW: INFINITY BROKE, GOLDEN BLONDE, DARREN CROSS @ BRIGHTON UP BAR (27/02/14)

INFINITY BROKE | New video + new single

Jamie Hutchings’ new band Infinity Broke is something of a return to the noisier exploratory guitar rock that he mastered so well with Bluebottle Kiss. As well as featuring Scott Hutchings and Rueben Wills the quartet also includes Jared Harrison (Bluebottle Kiss) on drums and as they enter the final stages of pressing up vinyl copies of their debut LP they’ve just released a clip for … Continue reading INFINITY BROKE | New video + new single

NEWS: Jamie Hutchings unveils new band Infinity Broke

It has been a six years since Jamie Hutchings put Bluebottle Kiss on indefinite hiatus to focus on what has become a successful solo career with each solo release met with growing critical acclaim. Now Hutchings has returned to a fuller, noisier and more rhythmically intense sound with his new band Infinity Broke which features ex Bluebottle Kiss drummer Jared Harrison alongside regular Hutchings collaborators … Continue reading NEWS: Jamie Hutchings unveils new band Infinity Broke

PHOTOS: Suzy Connolly @ Notes Live, Newtown (10/02/12)

Last night Sydney’s Suzy Connolly celebrated the release of her superb debut album Night Larks with a show at Notes in Newtown. She played the entire album backed by a great band that were able to lift the music up and pull back to give her voice extra space when required. She finished her set with a magical  encore of The Kinks’ Waterloo Sunset. In … Continue reading PHOTOS: Suzy Connolly @ Notes Live, Newtown (10/02/12)

LIVE REVIEW: Sing Along 2011 @ Annandale Hotel, Sydney 16/07/11

written by Chris Familton Under the banner Sing Along 2011 this was a night that celebrated a bunch of musicians who for the most part began creating music in the 90s. Duncan Mitchell, one half of Grand Tango Fandango opened the night with a solo acoustic set of songs that fell somewhere amidst the sound of Paul Kelly and Evan Dando. They were high on … Continue reading LIVE REVIEW: Sing Along 2011 @ Annandale Hotel, Sydney 16/07/11