'this 'n' that'
Title: This 'n' that
Artist: Bare Jams
Release Date: April 2020
Label: IXCHEL Collective
Catalogue Number: tbc
Bare Jams’ new single ‘Wasting Time’ is a vibey affair that comes fresh off the back of a hectic 2019 schedule, from touring with The Wailers in the spring, through to a relentless summer that saw the band dip their toes in 13 countries around Europe. Their new single ‘Wasting Time’ captures this moment and signs off the season oozing good summer memories - Boomtown, Glastonbury and sharing a mainstage with The Specials to name a few...
The track begins with the distinctive vocals of frontman Ollie Coombes, with all his usual charm and conveying the hint of a smile. Their time on the road with The Wailers has been eminently absorbed, a punchy offbeat delivered on the drums with Sam James’ distinctive snapping and biting hits. The horns are masterfully lead by Seb Skelly, showing why he’s one of the most in demand players in the scene. They punctuate the track, building in intensity throughout before signing off into a groove accented with elements from dub and jazz, creating an intriguing outro that sounds like a late night King Tubby and Miles Davis jam session. With the playful flare of Josh Parmenter’s keys, and the effortless rolling bass of Dave Tyler, the track is fully finessed into the distinctive Bare Jams Sound.
The artwork for this track is offered up by Nem Sarton, Scotland based illustrator, dub selector and frequent Mungos Hifi collaborator. Sitting on a bold and sunny yellow background, an hourglass takes centerpiece drawing on the central theme of the track, perfectly capturing the Bare Jams vibe with her vibrant illustrations.
‘Wasting Time’ offers an insight into debut album ’This ‘n’ that’ - a sound matured on a hundred festival fields and now primed to seduce speakers next spring.
Out on IXCHEL Collective, 18th October 2019.
Ollie Coombes- Lead vocals/guitar
Sam James- Drums
Dave Tyler- Bass
Josh Parmenter - keys/synth/backing vocals
Seb Skelly - Trumpet
Jake Heath - Alto Saxophone /Bari Saxophone
Oscar Ives-Owen - Tenor Saxophone
Produced by Tom Loffman
Mastered by Guy Davie at Electric Mastering
Artwork by Nem Sarton