Jack Howard Interview

Stuart : 8 December 2012 12:00 : News

Click here to check out an extensive recent Jack Howard interview on radio station 3CR with Paul Elliott (who owned Polyester Records)! It features a cross section of Jack, Hunters and songs of bands that Jack has played in over the years.


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Paul Kelly Covering True Tears of Joy

Stuart : 30 November 2012 12:00 : News

Spotted on the Facebook of famed Australian singer-songwriter Paul Kelly:

Came to Sydney early this week to record True Tears of Joy, a Hunters and Collectors song, with Emma Donovan and Jimblah. Tim Levinson (Urthboy) and Angus Stuart (Hermitude) were our producers. That was a good little team all in one room.

(Thanks Tammy!)

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Jack Howard Joins The Break

Stuart : 12 November 2012 21:43 : News

… and in breaking news, Jack Howard is not only touring with The Break, but is now a full a member of the band!

The Break is:

  • Rob Hirst (former Midnight Oil)
  • Martin Rotsey (former Midnight Oil)
  • Jim Moginie (former Midnight Oil)
  • Brian Ritchie (former Violent Femmes)
  • Jack Howard (former Hunters and Collectors)
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Mark Seymour @ Paddo Tavern

Stuart : 11 November 2012 12:00 : News

A cracking trio Undertow gig at the Paddo Tavern, normally best associated with comedy acts visiting inner city Brisbane…

  1. Lorelei
  2. Westgate
  3. Cry in the Rain
  4. Classrooms and Kitchens
  5. Do You See What I See
  6. Mississauga
  7. Castlemaine
  8. The Red Lady’s Gone
  9. Holy Grail
  10. Beside You
  11. When The River Runs Dry
  12. Love is a Heavy Load
  13. Say Goodbye
  14. (encore break)
  15. One More Ride
  16. Throw Your Arms Around Me
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Jack Howard Touring with The Break

Stuart : 10 November 2012 12:00 : News

Jack Howard will be touring Australia in 2013 performing with The Break, supporting Rodriguez! The Break features Rob Hirst and Martin Rotsey and Jim Moginie from Midnight Oil and Violent Femmes bassist Joe Meek.

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Mark Seymour @ Eaton’s Hill

Stuart : 10 November 2012 12:00 : News

A massive new tavern – apparently the largest in the southern hemisphere – and a large trio gig for Mark and the Undertow. First Queensland airing of Beside You, a Dave Dobbyn cover that will appear on Mark’s next album.

  1. Westgate
  2. Castlemaine
  3. When The River Runs Dry
  4. The Red Lady’s Gone
  5. Cry in the Rain
  6. Classrooms and Kitchens
  7. Do You See What I See
  8. True Tears of Joy
  9. Beside You
  10. Lorelei
  11. Holy Grail
  12. Love is a Heavy Load
  13. Say Goobye
  14. (encore break)
  15. One More Ride
  16. Throw Your Arms Around Me
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Jack Howard New Releases Out Now!

Stuart : 12 October 2012 12:00 : News

Jack Howard’s CD/DVD best of, The Story So Far, along with the rarities set Reliving Life to the Full, are now available! The CD component ofThe Story So Far and Reliving Life to the Full can both be found in glorious CD quality at Bandcamp.

For The Story So Far, it is definitely best to get the physical CD/DVD set to get the bonus Live at Pure Pop DVD. Jack recommends Pure Pop,Basement DiscsReadings, Thesaurus or JB Hi Fi.

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Update from Jack

Stuart : 10 October 2012 12:00 : News

Lots happening on Jack’s end with the new releases The Story So Far andReliving Life to the Full out Friday. Here is the latest!

My new CD, The Story So Far… is out in 2 days, available in all good record stores, and possibly bad ones too! It’s really good – it’s a 15 track compilation of my best songs plus a bonus Live At Pure Pop DVD. Sensational!

Here are some key dates for you to scribble down on an envelope (or diarise if you’re feeling modern):

  • Sunday Oct 14th – “Live At Pure Pop” DVD launch at Pure Pop, 6.00
  • Thursday Oct 18th – in store at The Grumpy Swimmer, Ormond Rd., Elwood, 7.30
  • Wednesday Oct 24th – live on 88.3 Southern Fm, 5.00
  • Thursday Oct 25th – in store at Readings, St. Kilda, 7.00
  • Thursday Nov 1st – live on 102.7 3RRR with Neil Rogers, 8.00
  • Friday Nov 2nd – Portico, Ballarat
  • Saturday Nov 3rd – Claypots Evening Star, 4.00
  • Sunday Nov 18th – The Lyrebird
  • Sunday Nov 4th – official CD launch at The Caravan Club from 3.00 with guests The Sideshow Brides

The almighty band features some of Melbourne’s finest – Mark Ferrie, Cal MacAlpine, Nicky Del Rey, Ed Bates and John Berto. Don’t miss it!

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Jack Howard Pure Pop DVD Listing

Stuart : 6 October 2012 12:00 : News

… and now the track listing for Jack’s Pure Pop DVD, which is included with CD versions of The Story So Far best of available from the 12th of October!

  • City Lights
  • Mr Twilight
  • Heard You Cry
  • On And On
  • The Letter
  • Nature Boy
  • I Just Don’t Understand
  • The Red Rose
  • Frankenstein
  • Wiseguy Waltz
  • Deliver Me
  • Will I Fall
  • My Lucky Day
  • The Look of Love
  • The Dog Sat Staring
  • A Toast To Our Good Fortune
  • Sailing Home
  • Let Me Live
  • bonus track
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Jack Howard Reliving Track Listing

Stuart : 4 October 2012 12:00 : News

Now for one Jack fans will be keen on – the track listing for the upcoming Jack Howard rarities album Reliving Life to the Full!

  • Speak in Tongues
  • Reprieve
  • Dial-A-Prayer
  • Run and Hide
  • Nightbird
  • Fear of Flying
  • Frankenstein
  • Home
  • Sorry
  • Driven Snow
  • All My Saturdays
  • Another Day Dawns
  • Where in the Hell Did I Come From?


  • Nightbird, Frankenstein and Home appear to be the same or similar versions as can be found on Lo Stresso Tempo.
  • Dial-A-Prayer and Fear of Flying are different, earlier forms to the recordings we know 🙂
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Jack Howard Story Track Listing

Stuart : 27 September 2012 12:00 : News

We have the track listing here for Jack Howard’s The Story So Far best of, out on the 12th of October! The bonus DVD track listing is also coming soon… 🙂

  1. Losin My Mind
  2. Fallen Angel
  3. Deliver Me
  4. When Will I Be Over It?
  5. On And On
  6. Will You Wait?
  7. Let Me Live
  8. Sailing Home
  9. Great White Way
  10. Sail Upon Her Smile
  11. You Will Find
  12. Restlessness
  13. Secrets and White Lies
  14. Crescent Moon
  15. If I Were A Bird
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Mark’s Next Album

Stuart : 23 September 2012 12:00 : News

We caught up briefly with Mark at his Undertow gig at the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers last night – and can confirm about Mark’s upcoming album Seventh Heaven Club…

  • It is an album of cover songs;
  • It includes a couple of interesting duets and collaborations;
  • A lot of recording has taken place over the last two weeks;
  • Recording of the album is likely to be complete soon;
  • Lorelei, originally by The Pogues, is planned to be on the album; and
  • Likely release around April 2013.

It’s all happening!

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Mark Seymour Bulimba Set List

Stuart : 26 August 2012 12:00 : News

[Thanks John!]

Set List – Mark Seymour & the Undertow

  1. Sylvia’s In Black
  2. When The River Runs Dry
  3. Cry In The Rain
  4. Lorelei
  5. Say Goodbye
  6. Castlemaine
  7. Classrooms & Kitchens
  8. Holy Grail
  9. Red Lady’s Gone
  10. Do You See What I See?
  11. Love Is A Heavy Load*
  12. Westgate
  13. <break>
  14. What’s A Few Men?*
  15. Throw Your Arms Around Me

(* were substitutes for Legend of the Snowmen and One More Ride)

A supportive crowd gathered to watch Mark close the festival. Mark and the band were in fine form in the late afternoon sunshine of a Queensland winter day.

In particular, Mark gave a bit of background and conversation about some of the songs. As the festival was in support of the RSL, Mark added What’s A Few Men, a song inspired by his reading of the Albert Facey book ‘A Fortunate Life’. In Mark’s words, it was a song he hadn’t played for a couple of years, but it went well and the crowd gave due respect. Lorelei is coming along in an interesting way too – I think the tempo has been slowed a little, with more of a rock edge than Mark’s previous solo versions.


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Jack Howard CD Launch on 4 November!

Stuart : 25 August 2012 12:00 : News

A great opportunity to see Jack coming up at The Caravan, in the name of the fantastic releases coming our way…!

Jack Howard has graced the stage of The Caravan Club in many guises – with the Model Super Orchestra, The Backsliders, JVG’s Grand Final Eve show and Tracy Harvey’s musical, Prick.

He’s Australia’s go-to rock trumpeter; but over the last twelve years, since the demise of Hunters and Collectors, he’s also been quietly releasing his own beautifully-crafted CDs.

Now he’s having a comprehensive look back with – “The Story So Far”, a 15 track Best Of CD together with an 18 track “Live At Pure Pop” DVD, as well as an internet only album of rarities and unreleased tracks, “Reliving Life To The Full” (on With a stellar band that includes Mark Ferrie, Cal Mcalpine, Nicky Del Rey, and Ed Bates, Jack will have you dancing in the aisles and crying in your beer (but hopefully not at the same time!)”.

Sunday 04 November 2012
Doors open at 3pm
Price: $20.00+bf (Reserved Seats), $15.00+bf (GA)
$15 at the door

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Rob Speaking in Brisbane on Album Art

Stuart : 21 August 2012 12:00 : News

Long Play: The Glory Days of the 12½ Album Cover


You walk into a record store and flick through the records, never appreciating their covers unless you pull them out. Artisan have put together a show of classic record covers, ho-hum, alongside banned cover art (did you know that The Strokes, Nirvana and Blur have had banned album covers?), and even interactive LP covers that range from the golden oldies to psychadelic long players. Theres 150 covers being displayed. Oh, and Robert Miles who was the sound engineer / art director for Hunters and Collectors is opening the exhibition. Classic record nerds of the world unite and take over.

WHERE: Artisan, 281 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley
WHEN: Thu Aug 23, 6pm-8pm

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Stuart : 14 August 2012 12:00 : News

We are excited to today announce ‘From the Vault’, a project that will be delivering unreleased, quality recordings from the deep, dark cupboards of the Hunters and Collectors archives!

To kick start proceedings, we have already uploaded four recordings for the last month – covering the time since the archives were cracked open!

Get these while they are hot – we are only going to have a few online at any time, with one new track planned each week!

Click here to get started!

A massive thankyou to everyone who made this possible – particularly Rob Miles!

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Jack Upcoming Releases

Stuart : 8 July 2012 12:00 : News

Lots of the way from Jack Howard in October/November!

  • Restlessness – A Retrospective. Best of CD with bonus DVD Live At Pure Pop (with John Berto)!
  • Reliving Life to the Full – Rarities set to be release on bandcamp.
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Jack Howard Tracks on Soundcloud

Stuart : 3 July 2012 12:00 : News

Be sure to check out Jack Howard’s Soundcloud – there are a number of full length streaming tracks to be enjoyed, including a suit of new songs When Dylan Went Electric, Coming By Sea, Kaniva Christmas, Stains of the Third Age, The Falling Man, Sequenza and A Song For Longing!

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Mark’s Lorelei

Stuart : 24 June 2012 12:00 : News

It has been requested over the years and now may actually be happening…! Mark and the Undertow are working on a version of The Pogues’ Lorelei for their upcoming album Seventh Heaven Club. The full band version d�buted live at the Redcliffe RSL in Brisbane on Friday night… 🙂

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Mark @ Redcliffe RSL

Stuart : 22 June 2012 12:00 : News

Mark and the Undertow performed a cracking band gig Friday night at the Redcliffe RSL, in the outer northern suburbs of Brisbane. The band was on fire – and the room surprisingly good and well suited. Here’s what you missed out on if you were not there…

  1. Sylvia’s in Black
  2. When the River Runs Dry
  3. Cry in the Rain
  4. The Red Lady’s Gone
  5. Do You See What I See?
  6. Castlemaine
  7. Legend of the Snowmen
  8. Holy Grail
  9. Classrooms and Kitchens
  10. Lorelei
  11. Say Goodbye
  12. Love is a Heavy Load
  13. Westgate
  14. (encore break)
  15. One More Ride
  16. Throw Your Arms Around Me
  17. (encore break)
  18. El Dorado
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