Jack Howard - Lightheavyweight

World Tour Inspires Lightheavyweight

Independent vinyl and digital release – out 20th October 2018

In 2017, Jack Howard toured the world with Midnight Oil as their trumpeter/multiinstrumentalist. In the long hours of down time along the way, Jack wrote a series of instrumental travelogues and blogs – a kind of musical correspondence from far-flung corners of the globe. When the tour was over, Jack continued to develop the music in his home studio, The Bungalow, and Lightheavyweight was born.

Inspired by the trumpet/soundscapes of artists like John Hassell and Japan’s Toshinori Kondo, Lightheavyweight features Jack’s lyrical trumpet lines and arrangements layered over pulsing beats and a rich sonic palette of squelching synths, slide guitar and heavy bass. Think Gorillaz with brass. Words where it suits. Sometimes driving, sometimes haunted, enigmatic, noir-ish.

Jack has been releasing his own music independently for the last twenty years. He has mostly been a man of bands – from Hunters & Collectors and The Oils to his own outfits, The Long Lost Brothers and Epic Brass. Lightheavyweight marks the beginning of another ambitious musical chapter for a performer described as “one of the great quiet achievers of Australian music.”

Have a listen to the lead track Sydney (i really wish that you were here tonight) here –
https://jackhoward.bandcamp.com/album/lightheavyweight

Pre-order at Bandcamp.

Ghost Nation vinyl

Ghost Nation in Blue Vinyl!

OUT NOW!

Following on from the sold out Cut yellow vinyl released last year, Hunters and Collectors are proud to announce the imminent release of the classic 1989 album Ghost Nation on limited edition blue vinyl! Featuring the singles When The River Runs Dry, Turn A Blind Eye, The Way You Live and Love All Over Again, along with unforgettable album tracks including Lazy Summer Day and title track Ghost Nation, Ghost Nation is one of the best known and loved Hunters and Collectors studio albums.

Buy now at…

Mark on Q&A

Mark Seymour – Encore Tour

Due to demand, Mark Seymour & The Undertow have announced a national Encore tour in 2018!

The band will be touring nationally and performing material across Mark Seymour’s 30 year career including classics from Hunters & Collectors and solo works.

Saturday 27 October – Perth, Astor Theatre
Saturday 3 November – Brisbane, The Tivoli
Saturday 10 November – Melbourne, Athenaeum Theatre
Saturday 24 November – Sydney, Enmore Theatre

Tickets on sale – Monday 16 April 2018
Frontier Members Pre-sale – Wednesday 11 April 2018

Visit frontiertouring.com/markseymour for full tour information.

Mark Your Info

Cut 25th Out Now

Cut 25th Anniversary Out Now!

The classic 1992 album Cut is in stores in vinyl and expanded 2 CD and digital 25th anniversary versions! Featuring a massive six hit singles, the double platinum certified Cut continues to reward listeners 25 years after release. Hits include Where Do You Go?, True Tears of Joy and Holy Grail.

The vinyl release of the original album appears on stunning 180 gram yellow vinyl. Looks and sounds like vinyl should: so good that no picture or clip can do it justice. Cut was originally released on vinyl back in 1992, but with CD already the dominant format, finding a copy has been near impossible for years.

The 2 CD and digital release gives a view never seen before into a Hunters and Collectors album. Through the addition of 6 unreleased tracks, 12 demos and 5 era b-sides to the original album, a deep insight is provided into the creation of one of the greatest Australian albums of all time.

We would like to credit those that made the releases possible. Firstly, Rob Miles, Jack Howard and John Archer for joining with fans to digitise and document their private collections of Hunters recordings. Next up are the fans from around the world who contributed to the vision. Then finally there was Liberation Records who made it all happen!

The 2CD version can be purchased from:

As at March 2018, we believe the vinyl version to be sold out (!). If you find one, buy it!

Click here to see the full track listings 🙂

True Believers is forever deeply thankful to have been a part of this enduring document of Australian rock.

Bakehouse Live

Roll Back The Stone Out Now!

Mark Seymour and The Undertow are back with Roll Back The Stone, a double album retrospective recorded recently in front of fans at the Bakehouse in Melbourne.

There are twenty four songs here, gleaned from thirty years of writing. Chosen for their structure and storytelling power, these are the ones that have stood up, beginning in 1985 to the current album ‘Mayday’ which was released last year… It is also a way to introduce the band, the ‘Undertow’ who have an uncanny knack of sounding big when there are only four on stage.

– Mark Seymour

Fans may notice that a massive 12 featured tracks have never appeared in a live format before, including the underrated Hunters classic Still Hanging ‘Round and six tracks from Mark’s best and most recent solo album, Mayday.

Click here to purchase a 2 CD copy from JB’s Hi-Fi.

Click here to purchase a digital copy from iTunes.

 

Hunters Live

Welcome

Over 1200 gigs. Over 1,000,000 albums sold. 19 hit singles and 16 hit albums.

Welcome to True Believers – the comprehensive fan managed official website for the great Australian rock band Hunters and Collectors.

Formed in Melbourne in 1981, the Hunna’s became central to Australian culture through their distinctive brass rock sound and rigorous touring of the pub circuit. Disbanding in 1998, they left behind great memories and an impressive back catalogue.

We have something for everyone:

Mark Seymour (vocals, lyrics) and Jack Howard (trumpet, backing vocals) have comprehensive solo careers that we follow here at True Believers.

Hunters Equipment

John’s Tabs

*** 21 November 2015 Update – Tabs for the full Jaws of Life album are now available! ***

*** 15 June 2015 Update – Tabs for the full Human Frailty album are now available! ***

Play the electric guitar? keyboards? trumpet? bass guitar? drums? gas cylinder?

Hunters and Collectors bass player John Archer has been creating complete tabs for many of our favourite Hunters tracks for True Believers!

The tabs are presented as MIDI files, which, using free software, you can see every note in every song for every instrument.

Click here for the tabs!

Merch

Online Hunna’s Merch Tent!

The 2014 tour may be over but you can still get hold of the coolest merch around…

All Hunters and Collectors 2014 Tour Merchandise can be purchased online from Band T-Shirts. There are t-shirts in classic and tour designs, an array of AFL scarves, caps, tea towels, posters, stickers and our personal favourites – stubbie holders and drink coaster sets!

There has not been array of cool merch like this from the band in a generation!

Click here for Hunna’s Merch!