Adelaide fuzz pop wonders Hit the Jackpot are releasing Holiday, the first new cassette on Chapter Music since 1996! After their second album Soul Money Gang Vibe (released on Chapter in 2008), Holiday’s seven humble hits mark the expansion of the band from a trio to a foursome, with the addition of guitarist Stephanie Crase, an Adelaide institution from her service in bands such as Birth Glow, No Through Road and Batrider.
Recorded in Adelaide at the home studio of core members Jessica Thomas and Kynan Lawlor, some extra overdubs were handled in Melbourne by Jack Farley (Beaches, Scott Charlene’s Wedding, Twerps) after drummer Scott O’Hara relocated there from Adelaide.
Prodigal member Seb Calabretto, who now lives in the UK, also played on a few tracks while he was back in Adelaide on holiday. And finally, Matt Banham of No Through Road co-wrote and sings on gloomy festive ditty I Know It’s Xmas.
Head over to HTJ’s Bandcamp to get a free download of title track Holiday, and click here to buy the cassette (limited to 150 copies) from the Chapter webstore! Each copy comes with a free download card.
And come see them on their upcoming launch dates:
Newcastle – Saturday 11th June at the Croatian Club – Winter Chills Festival
Sydney – Sunday 12th June at Tone (16 Wentworth Ava, Surry Hills) with Bitch Prefect a showing of the movie Slacker
Melbourne – Friday 8th July at the Workers Club
Adelaide – Saturday 9th July at the Metro