‘THE HAMMER FALLS’
London based guitarist and singer songwriter Jack J Hutchinson has launched a Kickstarter campaign for his forthcoming album ‘The Hammer Falls’, which is due later this year.
Hutchinson and his band have spent the last 9 months working on the album at Momentum Studios, Devon, completing recording earlier this month. They are now looking to raise the final funds to pay for the mastering and vinyl pressing of the record.
Supporters on Kickstarter can sign up to a number of perks, including signed limited edition black and white marble vinyl, signed CDs, handwritten lyric sheets, private guitar lessons and even remote recording.
Hutchinson comments: “It’s an opportunity for people to be involved in the final stages of recording. We will be using Stardelta Mastering to prepare the tracks for vinyl pressing by DMS Vinyl – two fantastic companies that together will deliver the best possible sound experience. I personally think these are the best 11 tracks I have ever recorded, and I can’t wait for people to hold the final product in their hands, place it on their turn table and blow the fucking speakers off!”
Hutchinson will return to the road later this year to coincide with the release of the record. He will play 17 dates across the UK, with the album launch show taking place at The Black Heart, Camden, on November 17. Main support on the tour comes from Devon based modern rockers Firekind.
The Hammer Falls Kickstarter runs for 1 month until 9 June.
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Jack J Hutchinson releases the first single & video from his next studio album The Hammer Falls. This coincides with him being the ‘Live Act of 2020’ & a ‘Top 20 Band of the Year’ by the listeners of www.greatmusicstories.com
‘World On Fire’ is a 4-minute slab of hard rock that mixes a brutal Sabbath-esque opening riff with a sing along chorus perfectly built for packed venues. The middle 8 takes the track in an unexpected direction, with hints of Pink Floyd, before the band come crashing back in for the finale.
The track was recorded in Brazil at the renowned Estúdio Versão Acústica and produced by Lucas Sagaz, who also mixed Hutchinson’s recent live album ‘Who Feeds The Lockdown?’. It was co-written with his band mates Lazarus Michaelides (bass) and Felipe Amorim (drums).
The B-side to the single, which will be released on limited edition silver vinyl style CD and digital, is the brand new track ‘Ghosts Of Yesterday’, which was written during lockdown in response to the global pandemic. The song was recorded by the band in their individual home studios, and again mixed by Sagaz in Brazil.
Commenting on the release, Hutchinson says: “We wrote and recorded World On Fire in the middle of a remote forest in Brazil. It had an incredible vibe that pushed us to try new things. I actually slept on the floor of the studio whilst I was there to really soak it up. It was an incredible time.”
Explaining the themes of the track, he says: “The song was written before the pandemic, but since the events of this year it has taken on an even greater meaning. Basically 2020 has been a kick in the teeth for everyone, but in many ways it gives us an opportunity to rip up the norm and start again. We have to remain positive.”
The band are currently working on their next album at Momentum Studios in Devon, where Kris Barras Band recorded their last two albums. “We had a blast touring with Kris last year and love the sound of his records. We had originally planned to complete the recording in Brazil this year, but our 2nd tour of the country has been postponed to 2021, so this seemed like the perfect solution.”
“Southern-smoked blues-rock with hooks, choruses, the lot.” (Classic Rock Magazine)
“Swaggers confidently between loose-limbed blues, Southern rock and even a touch of psychedelia.” (Planet Rock)
“Growling vocals combine with raunch ‘n’ roll acoustic and electric guitars. A name to watch out for.” (Guitarist Magazine)
Jack J Hutchinson – World On Fire
Jack J Hutchinson – Peace of Mind (live)
Jack J Hutchinson – The River Cries
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