Hutchings and Cross have been crossing paths since the mid ’90s, Jamie as the front man for eclectic folk tinged feedback loving cult favourites Bluebottle Kiss, whilst Darren was out front of anarchic lo-fi electro punks Gerling. In the times since, both artists have continued working prolifically with a tenacioius D.I.Y approach to recording, releasing and touring with their various projects.
Jamie Hutchings most recent release is the sparse and acclaimed album Bedsit, of which Bernard Zuel recently wrote ‘… these are songs which carry their own heft, seduce with gracefully attractive tunes, and stay with you. Stay with you hard.’
Peacer is Darren Cross’ latest album. It has been described as "anarchic gospel-krautrock-indie guitar pop tunes to neo-folk fingerpicking spaced out meltdowns”. Moving forward down the acoustic guitar highway - Darren's latest folk guitar in solo mode live shows conjur up something between Nick Drake, John Fahey and Leo Kottke on E.
Bedsit by Jamie Hutchings is available on LP/CD and digital at http://www.jamiehutchings.bandcamp.com and selected record stores.
Peacer by Darren Cross is available on LP/CD and digital at https://darrencross.bandcamp.com/music and selected record stores.