As leader one of Australia’s most critically acclaimed rock bands, Bluebottle Kiss, Jamie Hutchings has written and released over 140 songs, toured relentlessly in Australia, the US and Europe and played alongside bands as diverse as Beck, Midnight Oil and Dinosaur Jr.
Infinity Broke is a new project featuring Jamie Hutchings and fellow Bluebottle Kiss member Jared Harrison, Scott Hutchings and Reuben Wills.
Whilst all four of us have played in various incarnations of my solo work, Infinity Broke sees the band paint with clubs more often than brushes. Scott and Jared pummel out Kraut-Rock friendly rhythms on drums and assorted percussion beneath Reuben's soulful bass playing. It's louder, longer, more hypnotic and kind of...bloodier. I've also returned to my beloved and battered Fender Jazzmaster. After dedicating the last five years to acoustic instrumentation I feel like a dog let off his chain. As a result there's a fair bit of free-range high decibel action going on.
In short, if you’re sophisticated enough to love being hypnotized by early ‘70’s improvisers like Can or even On the Corner era Miles, BUT you like getting beaten around a bit by The Replacements or Husker Du – you will like Infinity Broke.
We were fortunate enough to gain access to a former shearing shed on a rural property in western NSW in January of 2012, owned by Bathurst based artist Chris Mcgirr. We pooled together two utes and a hatchback and hauled all of our gear out there. We were also lucky enough to have engineer and old friend Chris Culquhoun along for the ride.
Chris and I share a love of analogue gear, so the whole album was tracked mostly live to a 24 track one-inch machine. We set up the studio on the hottest day of the year. We didn't wear much clothing during the sessions. We could also make as much noise as we wanted, whenever we wanted to make it. It was a great experience.
Infinity Broke's debut album, RIVER MIRRORS, is slated for release in 2014.