Despite their laidback shoegaze sound, Hamjam have been particularly busy lately; signing to WA label, Pilerats, releasing a free download of their bizarre and wonderful cover of ILOVEMAKKONEN, Club Going Up On A Tuesday, (which was covered by iconic online destination, The Fader) and are now offering up the first single, Love from their self-titled debut. Available for pre-order from 22nd September before its official release on 10th October, buy the EP to receive Love instantly.
These Perth based garage heroes are incoming and quietly making their name across the nations backyard party scene. With the duo’s forthcoming self-titled EP finally complete, this single marks the crunchy guitar ridden, knackered tone of psychedelia the Hamjam boys are promising to release and it’s some of the most infectious, skuzzy, sing-along guitar music you’ll hear all year.
Channeling the live energy of some of the countries favourite new guitar bands and featuring current members of The Growl and Gunns – Hamjam eschew the impossibly structured fine mess of the aforementioned legends in favour of swampy blown out guitar rhythms, and slap-in-the-face drum work.
Think hot box vocal echoes, seasick wurtilizers and proper stomp box worship, throwing together thrashy & loose & effortlessly chill, in a way only the West Coast can. This is off-kilter guitar pop music at it’s finest, from two of Perth, Australia’s finest idiots.