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BEFORE BEFORE LAUNCH TOUR

May 7, 2015

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Dear Friends

The Infinity Broke tour for Before Before starts next week so we wanted to send you out a reminder. We have Hugh Deacon on drums and he is heading overseas for two months the day after our tour so who knows when we’ll play again?

For all of you generous souls who got onboard the Pozible crowd funding campaign – your packs are on their way. They went to the post office today, a crazy day of packing was had, make sure you check the contents of your pack, we got a little delirious.

You can now buy Before Before on CD,Vinyl and digital from our Bandcamp store and it will ship out pretty quickly, grab copies HERE

If you’re after the vinyl, a quiet word…it is extremely limited. It was extremely limited to begin with but due to some damage issues in transit it’s ended up being an extra extra limited pressing so best to grab one if you’re keen sooner rather than later. We will have them on tour with us as well as some new t-shirts. We will try and get some vinyl into stores soonish too.

Here are the tour dates with links for tickets.

INFINITY BROKE – BEFORE BEFORE TOUR

Thur May 14 – Canberra

The Phoenix

+ Agency

Facebook Event 

Fri May 15 – Melbourne

The Tote

+ Ivy St. + Pale Heads

Facebook Event

Tickets for Melbourne

Sat May 16 – Adelaide

The Metro

+ Blush Response + Matthew Hayward

Facebook Event

Fri May 22 – Brisbane

The Bearded Lady

+ Tape/Off+ Ghost Notes

Facebook Event

Tickets for Brisbane

Fri May 29 – Newcastle

The Stag and Hunter

Free entry 8pm – 11:30 pm

Facebook Event

Sat May 30 – Sydney

The Factory Floor

+ Yes I’m Leaving + The Maladies

Facebook Event

Tickets for Sydney 

In other news The Tall Grass my collaboration with Peter Fenton of Crow has a couple of shows coming up in June. We will also be doing a little more recording then on our work-in-progress album.

Sat June 6thThe Post Office Hotel

Coburg, Victoria w/JMS Harrison

Facebook Event

Fri June 26thThe Gasoline Pony

Marrickville, NSW + solo sets from Peter Fenton and Jamie Hutchings

Facebook Event

BEFORE BEFORE OUT THIS WEEK

April 8, 2015

BeforeBefore

Hi all

Before Before, the new album by Infinity Broke comes out this Friday April 10th. CDs are ready to go straight out to you as are downloads and vinyl will be available to pre-purchase. We’re still waiting for the inserts to arrive but it should be soonish. When you buy vinyl on Bandcamp you automatically get a download and the vinyl includes a MP3 download card. Go to Bandcamp HERE

CDs will be available at stores as will vinyl as some stores once we have stock. We’ve had a couple of reviews come in as well which are at the end of this post.

TOUR

Remember our tour starts on May 14th. Tickets for Melbourne will be available soon and links for Brisbane and Sydney are with the dates. All other shows have tickets at the door.

Thur May 14 – Canberra

The Phoenix
+ Agency

Facebook Event 

Fri May 15 – Melbourne

The Tote
+ Ivy St. + Pale Heads

Facebook Event

Sat May 16 – Adelaide

The Metro
+ Blush Response + Matthew Hayward

Facebook Event

Fri May 22 – Brisbane

The Bearded Lady
+ Tape/Off+ Ghost Notes
Facebook Event

Tickets for Brisbane

Fri May 29 – Newcastle

The Stag and Hunter
Free entry 8pm – 11:30 pm
Facebook Event

Sat May 30 – Sydney

The Factory Floor
+ Yes I’m Leaving + The Maladies
Facebook Event

Tickets for Sydney

2SER SERVIN’ UP

The many fans of indie cult faves Bluebottle Kiss will already know this, but if you’re into The Drones and don’t know where to turn while waiting for something new from them, look no further than Infinity Broke. The Sydney band led by Jamie Hutchings – already known for carving a singular path with his rock ways in Bluebottle Kiss – is back with a second album, Before Before. Their swingin’ and stompin’ blues-hued rock is matched by the passion play in Hutchings’ poetic lyrics, some angular art-damage and some sweet gospel touches. It’s an excellent follow-up to the debut River Mirrors, riffing on similar energy but even more streamlined, working open-faced and in the raw.

ROLLING STONE

3  1/2 stars

“Jamie Hutchings has always been good at catharsis. Despite six albums with Sydney cult-heroes Bluebottle Kiss and three solo records, he again sounds inspired with Infinity Broke: the blistering Before Before comes just a year after the four-piece’s excellent debut River Mirror. Recorded live in a NSW country shed, Before Before evokes that setting’s rural isolation: the roaring “Famine of Words” elicits white-knuckle night drives; “Dog Fall” melds colossal metal riffs with blistered blues and a make-do choir. Like fellow noise-wringers the Drones, Infinity Broke conjure savage terrain both domestic and emotional by locating the sting in words and guitars.”    Marcus Teague Check out the review HERE

Clips, Tours and Stuff

March 9, 2015

Hello

Here’s all the latest news.

INFINITY BROKE

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Our new album Before Before will be released on Friday April 10th on Come to the Dark Side Luke/MGM on CD limited edition vinyl and digital. You’ll be able to get it at  BANDCAMP you can still get River Mirrors on all those formats there as well. The CD will be available via retail stores and some stores will stock the vinyl.

The first single Only the Desert Grows has a video clip directed by Scott Hutchings and you can gawk at it below

You can also stream the single HERE 

To celebrate the release we’ll be doing a tour. Here are the dates –

BEFORE BEFORE ALBUM TOUR

Thur May 14 – CANBERRA

Phoenix Bar w/ Agency

Fri May  15 – MELBOURNE

The Tote w/ Ivy Street + Pale Heads

Sat May 16 – ADELAIDE

The Metro w/ Blush Response + Matthew Hayward

Fri May 22 – BRISBANE

The Bearded Lady w/ Tape/Off + Ghost Notes

Sat May 30 – SYDNEY

The Factory Floor w/ Yes I’m Leaving + The Maladies

More info and individual Facebook event links can be found HERE

We’ll post pre-sale ticket links as soon as we have them as well.

Just a note to our Pozible pledgers, we’re gunning to get everything ready before the release date. The vinyl is estimated to arrive late this March and we’re still trying to get the Eleven From Eleven CDR finished so it’s gonna be tight. Maybe late, hope not, we’ll try our bestest for you.

 Also if you’ve neglected to add your address or if you have moved please message me via the Pozible site to let me know.

THE TALL GRASS

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Mr Peter Fenton and I are slowly getting all the writing done for our album; in the meantime we have our first show of the year.

Sun Mar 29 – The Midnight Special

2 sets, free entry info HERE

MARK MOLDRE

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I produced and played electric guitar and percussion on Mark’s 2013 album An Ear to the Earth and will be playing in Mark’s band at the National Folk Festival in Canberra from April Thur 2nd – Sun 4th. Program info is HERE

Excuse my lack of lucidity and wit. It’s before 10 AM.

x

J.H

JAMIE HUTCHINGS CAREERING THROUGH THE WILDERNESS 1995 – 2015 SOLO TOUR STARTS THIS WEEK

January 24, 2015

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Yes, I will be celebrating 20 years of careering through the wilderness with my solo tour starting this week. Join me on this fateful odyssey as I dig out songs from every known album I have inflicted on the public. That’s six Bluebottle Kiss albums, three solo album and soon to be two Infinity Broke albums. Just so you know.

Tickets have been moving swiftly which is nice, I look forward to seeing you at one of the below dates. These rooms are little, designed for solo type things like this so it’s worth grabbing a ticket in advance.

QUEENSLAND

Sat Jan 24th The Junk Bar, Brisbane, QLD

http://www.thejunkbar.com.au/

Tickets

FACEBOOK EVENT 

VICTORIA

Fri Jan 30th Long Play, Melbourne, VIC* **SOLD OUT***

http://www.longplay.net.au/

with special guests Single Twin + J M S Harrison

 Sat Jan 31st The Bridge, Castlemaine, VIC

www.bridgehotelcastlemaine.com

with special guests J M S Harrison + Sparrow and Spark

FACEBOOK EVENT 

Sun Feb 1st Some Velvet Morning, Melbourne VIC

(Afternoon show, doors at 1.30 pm)

Trappist Afterland + J M S Harrison .

Tickets

FACEBOOK EVENT 

N.S.W

Thur Feb 5th Django Bar, Marrickville, NSW

+ Buddy Glass

Tickets 

FACEBOOK EVENT 

Infinity Broke have a new single available for streaming soon. It will be called Only the Desert Grows. We’ll have details of where you can stream it very soon.

x

J.H

3 Projects at Once: Infinity Broke/The Tall Grass/Solo Jamie

December 13, 2014

INFINITY BROKE

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Thanks to many of your good selves, we were able to raise the funds required to release our second album (to the tune of 250%) via our crowd funding campaign. The album will be called Before Before and will be available in April. Infinity Broke’s last show of the year happens this Friday Dec 12th in Sydney. This is our first local show in six months and sadly our last with Jared. So it’ll be a special one so we’d love to see you there.

Friday Dec 12th – Good God Small Club

7.30 pm – 10 pm $15 at the door

INFINITY BROKE +

Sounds Like Sunset

FACEBOOK EVENT

Mess and Noise has their readers poll up, you can vote for your favourite Australian album of the year here – http://www.messandnoise.com/news/4679306

We’ve also got some decent live footage up on YouTube now courtesy of Franck Brosseau.

Gallows Queue

No Mirrors Here

Monsoon

THE TALL GRASS

In other news the Peter Fenton/Jamie Hutchings collaboration now has a name – The Tall Grass.

We have a Facebook page now HERE

We are playing a show in Melbourne –

Friday Dec 19th – The Post Office Hotel

8pm – Free Entry

Steve Kilbey

The Tall Grass

J M S Harrison

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FACEBOOK EVENT

We are also both performing separately at the tribute to the songs of the late great William Arthur of Glide the night after.

Saturday Dec 13th – The Workers Club

8pm

William Arthur/GLIDE tribute

FACEBOOK EVENT

JAMIE HUTCHINGS – Careering Through the Wilderness 1995 – 2015

JamieIn 2015 it will be 20 years since the first Bluebottle Kiss album was released. I’ll be heading out on a solo tour throughout late January and early February to commemorate this fine occasion. The set list will cover 1995 – 2015 with a song from every full length J.H oriented release i.e Bluebottle Kiss, solo, Infinity Broke.

These shows are all taking place at small listening style rooms throughout the east coast , tickets are already moving along swiftly with the first Melbourne show sold out. Ticket links and dates are below –

JAMIE HUTCHINGS (solo) CAREERING THROUGH THE WILDERNESS 1995 – 2015 TOUR

Fri Jan 23rd

5 Church Street Bellingen NSW

http://5churchstreet.com/

FACEBOOK EVENT 

Sat Jan 24th The Junk Bar, Brisbane, QLD

http://www.thejunkbar.com.au/

Tickets

FACEBOOK EVENT 

Fri Jan 30th Long Play, Melbourne, VIC* **SOLD OUT***

http://www.longplay.net.au/

with special guests Single Twin + J M S Harrison

Sat Jan 31st The Bridge, Castlemaine, VIC

www.bridgehotelcastlemaine.com

FACEBOOK EVENT 

Sun Feb 1st Some Velvet Morning, Melbourne VIC

(Afternoon show, doors at 1.30 pm)

+ J M S Harrison + special guest.

Tickets

FACEBOOK EVENT 

Thur Feb 5th Django Bar, Marrickville, NSW

+ special guest

Tickets 

FACEBOOK EVENT 

Love you long time

J.H

CAREERING THROUGH THE WILDERNESS

November 19, 2014

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Dear kindred spirits of the universe,

Here’s bunch of news to entertain you. Firstly we finally have some quality live footage of Infinity Broke playing at the Binic Folk Blues Festival from back in August which Mess and Noise have premiered today – Gallows Queue 

We also have the last Infinity Broke show of the year looming. We are very sad to say that it will be the last show for the foreseeable future with Jared on drums. He’s studying like a demon and is too under the pump to play with us next year. He’s one of the best drummers I’ve ever had the pleasure of playing with and a top fella to boot so see him and Scott do their tandem throb. It’ll be emotional.

INFINITY BROKE

Friday December 12th Good God Small Club (Sydney, NSW)

7.30 pm – 10.00 pm $15 on the door

+ Special guests Sounds Like Sunset

FACEBOOK EVENT

Our Pozible campaign has given Infinity Broke’s collective self-esteem a nice boost. If you want some of the exclusive goodies and haven’t pledged it finishes on November 30th so you might want to get onto that. Thanks to the pledgers we’re going to be able to release our new album on vinyl and CD again. Go here -http://www.pozible.com/project/186005 there’s exclusive stuff on there that I’ve talked about too much already to repeat but you can read about it on the link.

THE TALL GRASS

Peter Fenton of Crow infamy and myself have been collaborating for a while, we have a goal of recording an album together once we have enough material. Many long-term listeners will remember the glory days when Crow and Bluebottle Kiss walked side by side on this earth so it may interest some of you. We’re certainly enjoying it. We now have a name for the project: The Tall Grass. We also have a fairly basic Facebook site here https://www.facebook.com/TheTallGrassMusic

We have a couple of shows coming up

Saturday November 29th Petersham Bowling Club (Sydney, NSW)

8pm $10 – Mark Moldre (3/4 of Infinity Broke play in Mark’s band)

+ The Tall Grass + Peasant Moon

FACEBOOK EVENT

Friday December 19th The Post Office Hotel (Melbourne, VIC)

8pm Free Entry – Steve Kilbey + The Tall Grass + J M S Harrison + Jason Walker and MP

FACEBOOK EVENT

Saturday December 20th The Workers Club (Melbourne, VIC)

15 years on: A tribute to the songs of Glide and William Arthur.

Peter and I are not playing together at this but we are both appearing as guest vocalists celebrating the beautiful songs of the sadly departed William Arthur of Glide.

FACEBOOK EVENT

https://www.facebook.com/events/740333112725523/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

JAMIE HUTCHINGS (CAREERING THROUGH THE WILDERNESS 1995 – 2015) TOUR

I will be celebrating 20 years of artistic bloody mindedness with a one off solo trawl, featuring songs from every album I’ve had the pleasure of recording. This being because the first Bluebottle Kiss album Higher up the Firetrails will be 20 years old by the time this tour kicks off. Sheesh. A chance to hear some rare airings.

Fri, Jan 23 – 5 Church Street, Bellingen, NSW


Sat, Jan 24 – The Junk Bar, Brisbane, QLD

Fri, Jan 30 – LongPlay, Melbourne, VIC (Limited Seating)

Sat, Jan 31 – The Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine, VIC

Thurs, Feb 5 – Django Bar, Sydney, NSW

FACEBOOK EVENT

Thanks for your kind attention

x

J.H

Infinity Broke Crowd Funding Campaign: Starts Wed Oct 1st + more

September 29, 2014

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Dear friends

We are in the throes of putting the final touches to Infinity Broke’s second album. The album will be called ‘Before Before’ and will be out in early 2015. But as with our first album we need your kind assistance. At midnight Wednesday October 1st our crowd funding campaign via Pozible will go live. You can find it HERE

As well as CD’s, vinyl, t-shirts and house shows we have some very special collectible CDR options. 1 – A high quality live Infinity Broke album, 2 – ‘Eleven From Eleven’ – a J.H solo acoustic album interpreting one song each from every J.H directly associated release (Bluebottle Kiss, Infinity Broke,solo) as well as a deluxe package including the live Bluebottle Kiss CDR which many missed out on last time. Comrades, we thank you in advance!

Also there’s a few solo Jamie H type shows going on. Peter Fenton and I have a new project. It’s as yet unnamed and just the two of us but we’ve been writing songs and have three shows which we’re excited about.

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SAT OCT 4th

Gasoline Pony – 115 Marrickville Rd, Marrickville NSW 2204

Tim & Kellie (Screamfeeder) + Peter Fenton & Jamie Hutchings

THUR OCT 23rd

Django Bar (The Camelot Lounge) – 19 Marrickville Rd, Marrickville NSW 2204

Jep & Dep (album launch) + Peter Fenton & Jamie Hutchings

SAT NOV 29th

Petersham Bowling Club – 77 Little Brighton Street Petersham

Mark Moldre + Peter Fenton & Jamie Hutchings

Also we have two final INFINITY BROKE shows for the year in December.

THUR DEC 11TH

The Terrace Bar – 529 Hunter Street Newcastle West

FRI DEC 12TH

Good God Small Club – 53 – 55 Liverpool Street Sydney

Infinity Broke + Sounds Like Sunset

May it go well with you.

x

J.H

BON VOYAGE

July 16, 2014

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Pic By Jim Rolon

Hi Friends,

I/we wanted to remind you of our Bon Voyage rock concert happening this Saturday. We think it’ll be really good and we’d love to see all your adorable faces there.

SATURDAY,  JULY 19th

GOOD GOD SMALL CLUB
55 Liverpool Street
Chinatown, Sydney CBD
http://www.goodgodgoodgod.com

INFINITY BROKE
+ Devotional

7:00pm Doors
8:00pm Show

(We’ll be on around 9.30pm. The show finishes at 10:30pm).

Get Tickets Here

Farcebook Event

All the French dates we have can be viewed here. We are waiting on a few more, we like to live on the edge. The rest of the dates are supposed to be down south around Basque country.

Remember if you want to buy a t-shirt, a record, or a ceedee to go here, preferably before we leave so we can post it to you now rather than in September.

x

JH

River Mirror Reviews and Upcoming French Release/Tour

April 30, 2014

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Infinity Broke’s debut album River Mirrors is due out soon on Beast Records in France  and will be followed by a French tour in late July/early August. In the meantime here’s a bunch of reviews for River Mirrors. Also note our Australian tour dates.

Sydney Morning Herald CD OF THE WEEK:

RIVER MIRRORS (Come to the Dark Side Luke/MGM)

Jamie Hutchings, once of Bluebottle Kiss, has been making compelling and exciting intimate records under his own name in recent years. Infinity Broke, though, is a chance for him to again tap into the dynamics and combustion of a group, to see what can come of letting things run free. With brother Scott, Reuben Wills and another BBK veteran in Jared Harrison, Hutchings can slide along in a loose groove that encounters a storm(Gallows Queue) or a desert shower (Napoleon Aged Three), or bring an intuitively, if partially hidden, pop-with-drunks-chorus sense (No Mirrors Here) and make it work. But this band can also mix Television and the Drones (the 11-minute Monsoon) and loom ominously over you (Sinless). Bernard Zuel 

COURIER MAIL

With his band Bluebottle Kiss, Jamie Hutchings has made some classic Australian albums (see 2002’s Revenge is Slow for starters). Lately he’s been in quieter solo mode but with his new band Infinity Broke he takes up the electric guitar again (a Jazzmaster, I am guessing by its biting sound). River Mirrors has the same razor-wire intensity of Bluebottle Kiss, propelled by Hutchings’s trademark angular guitar exclamations. The album was also recorded in a shearing shed in the NSW central west, and you can certainly feel all that corrugated iron in the music. It’s a very rhythmical kind of record too, aided by the supple bass of Reuben Wills and the two percussionists, Jared Harrison and Hutchings’s brother Scott. That’s there on the opening Gallows Queue, with its steady floor-tom shimmy and scene-setting lyrics (‘I’ve accumulated for myself so much trouble that it’s high time I be declared debt free”). All feels calm until Hutchings lets rip with the guitar and whammy bar, howling in a manner which would have upset the farm dogs at quite a distance. Monsoon uses a Krautrock motoric rhythm as the setting for more speaker destruction. Fans of bands from Can to The Drones will approve.  ****

An epic review from Doug Wallen at Mess And Noise HERE 

And another from Norway’s Famous Last Words HERE

 

INFINITY BROKE TOUR

April 23, 2014

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Hi All

With River Mirrors out now it’s time to announce our (almost) national tour. There’s an event for it HERE and we’re hoping you can join us. If you’d like to purchase the album on limited edition 180 gram vinyl, CD or download you can do so at  our BANDCAMP STORE. Vinyl is also available at Red Eye Records, Beatdisc Records and Pigeon Ground Records. CD’s at most clued in places.

Wed May 7th Smith’s Alternative Bookshop – Canberra ACT + special guests

Thur May 8th The Bridge Hotel – Castlemaine VIC + Machine Translations

Fri May 9th The Gasometer Hotel – Melbourne VIC + Machine Translations + Jacky Winter

Sat May 10th The Exeter Hotel – Adelaide SA + Jamie Hutchings (solo)

Fri May 16th The Loft – Chevron Island Surfers Paradise QLD + Tall Tails + David Baker

Sat May 17th The New Globe Theatre – Brisbane QLD + The Stress of Leisure + special guests

Thur May 22nd Yours and Owls – Wollongong NSW + special guests

Fri May 23rd The Lass O’Gowrie – Newcastle NSW + Indian Gun + James Wiley

Sat May 24th The Factory Floor – Marrickville NSW + The Holy Soul + Lobsterman

http://www.factorytheatre.com.au/events/2014/05/24/infinity-broke-0