Hello musical sophisticates,
Firstly, in case you missed it Infinity Broke has a new single called Sinless. You can stream it below
Feel free to request it on whatever radio station you currently listen to.
The other recent piece of news is the completion of the Infinity Broke video clip for Swing a Kitten. My brother and Infinity Broke’s resident percussionist/auteur Scott did a sterling job.
Our album River Mirrors will be out April 4th on Come to the Dark Side Luke/MGM on CD and limited edition 180 gm vinyl.
Now to this week - I am coming down to Melbourne for three solo shows. The first one is this friday and it’s my headline show at The Wesley Anne.Here’s the details-
Friday Feb 14 – The Wesley Anne
250 High St Northcote Hill http://wesleyanne.com.au/
Jamie Hutchings +
Andrew McCubbin + Sam Shinazzi + James Harrison
$13 on the door.
Saturday Feb 15 – 24 Laity St Richmond
This is a backyard show at the above address. All welcome, the show starts at 1.30pm and concludes in the early evening. I’ll be on around 5pm I think. https://www.facebook.com/events/1452389228308092/
Sunday Feb 16 – Pure Pop Records
221 Barkly St St Kilda – 5pm – 5.45pm
This is a free instore gig at record store/bar Pure Pop in St Kilda.
More info on these shows here - https://www.facebook.com/events/725708994114284/
Then, Infinity Broke’s first show of the year and our last before the album drops on April 4th.
Thursday Feb 27th – Brighton Up Bar
77 Oxford St Darlinghurst
Facebook event - https://www.facebook.com/events/1383972818519887/He
Again, thanks to all of you have got on board our Pozible crowd funding campaign to get the Infinity Broke – River Mirrors album out next year. Also if you came down to our show at Black Wire last Friday night thanks for putting up with my stench. So far with what’s been pledged we’ll be able to get the album manufactured onto cd as well as 180gm vinyl. Nice. With what’s trickling in we’re getting close to covering mastering as well. However we’d love it if those beyond this incredibly discerning listening circle you belong to could hear the album when it comes out. So, we’re hoping to keep raising funds to cover publicity and advertising costs. There’s still time left so we’ve decided to release some new pledges.
Given how popular the limited edition CDR’s were when we launched this (the whole lot sold out in two days) we have decided to launch a new CDR treat.
BLUEBOTTLE KISS LIVE 1999 – 2007 LIVE CDR
(compiled from live shows and radio live sessions – none of these recordings have been available previously and will be available as a full length CDR one off).
Again, these are extremely limited. We’ve bundled them up in four different formats –
- Infinity Broke – River Mirrors signed cd
+ Bluebottle Kiss CDR 1999 – 2007 live limited edition album - $58
- Infinity Broke – River Mirrors signed 180gm vinyl LP ( includes download)
+ Bluebottle Kiss CDR 1999 – 2007 live limited edition CDR - $70
- Infinity Broke – River Mirrors signed cd
+ Bluebottle Kiss CDR 1999 – 2007 live limited edition album
+ limited edition Infinity Broke t – shirt (let us know your size) – $85
- Infinity Broke – River Mirrors signed 180gm vinyl LP (ncludes download)
+ Bluebottle Kiss CDR 1999 – 2007 live limited edition album
+ limited edition Infinty Broke t-shirt (let us know your size) – $95
to check this out go to our Pozible Headquarters
As I may have informed you, myself, Jared, Reuben and Scott have named our next phase/band Infinity Broke. We have lots of news, firstly -
Yes that’s right. We need your help. The album ‘River Mirrors’ is recorded and mixed however we need to fund the pressing on C.D and vinyl (yes) plus mastering, publicity and on it goes. Never fear though, it’s not money for nothing! We have 59 days to raise $5000. You can pledge anything from a little to a lot, the pledges start at C.D and vinyl versions of the new album all the way through to t-shirts, pseudo box-sets, one-off unreleased recordings on lovingly burnt CDR, live performances in your lounge room,the list goes on, it’s really stretched our collective imaginations! Please pass this on to your friends, loved ones, parents and pets. It will really help. Just go here
NEW INFINITY BROKE SINGLE ‘SWING A KITTEN’
This is the first taste of the new album. Because we trust you so much you can ‘pay what you want’. This is available for download on Bandcamp and it comes with an exclusive non-album one-man-band four track recording as a b-side called ‘Slaughterhouse Jive’ for all you Vonnegut nuts. Find it here
LIVE ROCK CONCERT/SINGLE LAUNCH IN SYDNEY
This seems as good an excuse as any for a live performance. This is our first show under the ‘Infinity Broke’ moniker and a chance for you to get a look in on the new album. Great lineup, good price and you can bring your own beer if you want to.
FRI NOV 1ST
BLACK WIRE RECORDS 219 PARRAMATTA RD ANNANDALE
INFINITY BROKE + TED DANSON WITH WOLVES + TRENT MARDEN ICH (the Holy Soul)
I will post the starting times once I know them but yes, it will be at night time.
I haven’t sent word for ages so I’ll try not to blather on too much and just get down business.
Next week I’m heading south to play three solo shows in support of my ol’ mate Mark Moldre. I’ll be playing in Mark’s band but thought we’d keep it in-house – so I’ll be opening each show – plus I haven’t played solo in the ACT or VIC for yonks.
Thurs, 12th September
The Front Gallery & Café
Shop 3, 1 Wattle Place, Lyneham, ACT
Mark Moldre 9 pm
Jamie Hutchings (solo) 8 pm
Fri 13th September
59 Humffray St Nth, Ballarat, VIC
Jamie Hutchings (solo)
Sun 15th September
The Workers Club
51 Brunswick St, Fitzroy, VIC
Mark Moldre 10 pm
Jamie Hutchings (solo) 9pm
Isaac De Heer 8pm
INFINITY BROKE: Gig/Album News etc
Some of you may have witnessed the odd sporadic appearance of ‘Jamie Hutchings and the Goldfish Memories’. We’ve decided to rename the band ‘Infinity Broke’. Our album is mixed and ready to be mastered and will be released next year once we work out all the release stuff…we have a Facebook profile here:
We’ll be putting a downloadable single out in a little while and to celebrate it we’ll be playing a show. It’s a way off but it’s going to be a lot of fun. Black Wire, is a not for profit record store/performance space and is also BYO so it’ll be informal, loose and fun.
Fri 1st November
Black Wire Records
219 Parramatta Rd, Annandale NSW
+ Ted Danson With Wolves
+ Trent Marden Ich (The Holy Soul)
We’ll have news about the single soon. Excitement.
With all this excitement, I felt it was time the website got an update. Mark has applied some spit and polish and you can check it all out while you’re paying us a visit. The idea is it’s a one-stop shop for all my musical endeavours past and present. Unfortunately, the old Bluebottle Kiss website is pretty much a graveyard. Since Bluebottle Kiss is now defunct, the website is no longer being updated. If you have queries regarding solo stuff, Infinity Broke stuff or Bluebottle Kiss stuff (though be aware Bluebottle has been inactive since 2007) drop me a line at jamie[at]bluebottlekiss[dot]com
That is all.
This week I head up to Brisbane for a one off solo show at the Dowse
Bar in Paddington on Thursday evening. I’ll be playing selections from
my illustrious back catalogue so come on down. I’m heading up as
guests of We All Want To as they are playing a special show the
following night with a different singer guesting for every song. I
will be one of those, details for that go here -
THUR APRIL 18TH @ DOWSE BAR ( Corner of Caxton St & Dowse St Paddington )
Jamie Hutchings (solo) 9:00-9:45pm
Kate Jacobson (Texas Tea) 8:00-8:45pm
tickets $12 pre/ $15 @ the door
Also Mark Moldre’s new album ‘An Ear To The Earth’ is now out. It was
produced by myself and recorded by Chris Colquhoun at the same place
we did Avalon Cassettes. Very similar cast.
You can grab a copy at the links below:
It’s a great record.
For more info go to markmoldre.com
Here’s a bit of an update. We’ve added a photo album of the recent
recording sessions out in Mount Rankin you can check that out below. At
the moment life has been getting in the way of starting the mixes so
it’ll take a while but not y’know…not My Bloody Valentine long or
There’s a Goldfish Memories show going on this Friday at the Green
Room in Enmore. It’s our first for the year and so far the only one we
have on the calender and it’s free. A really great intimate venue so
make sure you get there early for a good spot. All going well we may
throw the odd old noisy classic in there as well.
Fri April 5 @ The Green Room Lounge – 156 Enmore Rd
Jamie Hutchings And The Goldfish Memories
+ The Exiles
I’m also heading up north to do a rare solo in Bris Vegas. This is the
first solo show for me in Brisbane for years so I’ll do my best to a
play a broad cross section of my gear. It’s at Dowse Bar in Paddington
with special guest Kate Jacobson of the well travelled Brisbane duo
Texas Tea. I’m being brought up by We All Want To who have asked me to
guest on a track the following night. They’re getting a whole swag of
different singers to perform their material as a special show on Fri
April 19 at The Judith Wright Centre.
Thur April 18th @ Dowse Bar – Cnr Caxton st and Dowse st
Jamie Hutchings (solo)
+ Kate Jacobson (Texas Tea)
$12 pre-sale / $15 door
Gentle Men and Gentle Women,
Some time has passed since I last cornered you with one of my one-way monologues. I would greatly appreciate you allowing me to get a few matters off my chest. It gets so cold and lonely on the interweb.
JAMIE HUTCHINGS AND THE GOLDFISH MEMORIES – SHOWS
THUR NOV 29TH – THE TERRACE BAR
529 Hunter Street
+ Hope Springs (QLD) + Indian Gun
FRI NOV 30TH – THE SQUARE
Hay Street (Off Gerorge Street)
Haymarket (under escalators opposite Harrys Cafe de Wheels)
+ Bearhug + Hope Springs
These two shows will feature Jared on drums, Reuben on bass and Scott on second percussion/guitar and me. We are recording a new album in a shearing shed in Bathurst in January and these two shows are the last two we’re doing before heading out there to melt. The volume will be up. It’d be nice if you could come.
SAT DEC 1ST – LAUGHING OUTLAW END OF YEAR PARTY
Loads of L.O. artists at Notes in Newtown. Solo set by Jamie around 10pm or so.
FRANCE AND CHINA TOUR ROUNDUP
Not too long ago we went to France for a week of shows. The lineup was Reuben, Sophie, Scott and myself. There’s some decent quality footage of Reubs, Scott and me doing two new tunes at the Binic Folk Blues festival. The two songs are – “Only the Desert Grows” and “Monsoon.” They’re a little loose in parts, but are a reasonable indication of where the new album will be headed. Watch HERE
Then Scott and I did a week long tour of China. Here’s some footage of us playing in a Hutong for a Chinese music website.
MESS AND NOISE TOUR DIARY
Here’s an account of Scott and I touring China in Mess and Noise
BUY SOME CD’S
What am I gonna do with them?
Buy any two of my solo albums and I’ll give you something free. A mintie or a stamp or a c.d or something. I don’t know yet.
Some of their albums are pretty good.
My brother Scott and I are getting ready to jump on the plane to meet our bass player, Reuben, and my pianist sister, Sophie, for our run of shows as “Jamie Hutchings And The Goldfish Memories” in France (August 1-5) followed by Scott and I doing a duo tour on our maiden voyage to China. (August 8-12).
Also, my website is back in the land of the living. It was hacked by a bunch of fun lovers from the other side of our fine planet, but anyway – it’s back – and for the first time you can now read all my European Tour Diaries chronologically on the one page.
If you’re over in France or China the dates and details are listed on our Upcoming Gigs page.
PS The photos in this post were taken by a brilliant photographer by the name of Jim Rolon
Jamie Hutchings and the Goldfish Memories play the Sandringham Hotel next Thursday, July 5th. It’s our last show before we head to France and China and one of the rare local shows we’re playing this year.
My sister, Sophie Hutchings will be joining Reuben, Scott and me onstage on a few choice tunes at this show and in France as well. Look for her beautiful new album ‘Night Sky‘ coming out in August
Tune in to Fbi 94.5 at 4pm Thursday the afternoon of the Sydney show when I will be interviewed and will play an acoustic song or two.
Look at our calendar for dates in France and China. It’s gonna be grouse.
There will be a fair bit of stuff at the Sando show at the merch stand, Bluebottle and solo if you want to do the Bandcamp thing face to face.
387 King Street Newtown, NSW 2042
TICKETS $12 Advance
Get Tickets HERE
Jamie Hutchings and The Goldfish Memories (as we’ve decided to be called for the moment) have been busy in a Marrickville warehouse trying to work out my tricky new songs. We are heading to France and China in August for a little while and so we thought we’d make a brief and rare (for this year) return to local stages.
Here’s a more official version of what I just said, plus specifics on the shows so far. France and China show info will land on my desk any minute now.
AND THE GOLDFISH MEMORIES
LAST SHOWS BEFORE O.S. and BLUEBOTTLE KISS RE-RELEASES
Ahead of a return tour to France where they will share the stage with the likes of Ty Seagull , Kid Congo Powers and more plus a maiden voyage to China, Bluebottle Kiss frontman Jamie Hutchings and his recently christened backing band ‘The Goldfish Memories‘ (featuring bassist Reuben Wills and drummer Scott Hutchings) will make a rare live appearance over a small run of shows through Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra.
Running through past, present and future material including his recently critically acclaimed album Avalon Cassettes, as well as giving a hefty nod towards more noise rock influenced material both from his Bluebottle Kiss days and a forthcoming to be recorded album, this will be one of the rare chances to catch Jamie locally this year.
Whilst serving as a farewell before their trip these shows will also celebrate the digital re-release of Hutchings’ entire back catalogue both with Bluebottle Kiss and as a soloist on Bandcamp and iTunes with many titles available for the first time in over a decade. More information on this can be found on Facebook
Thurs. June 21st
The Phoenix (Canberra)
+ Waterford (free entry)
Fri. June 22nd
The Empress (Melbourne)
+ Matt Bailey | TK Bollinger
Thur. July 5th Radiant Presents
The Sandringham Hotel (Sydney)
+ special guests