World Tour Inspires Lightheavyweight

Jack Howard - 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.

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