HAMJAM – a/s/l?
Musique pour crise existentielle, Hamjam (pour Hamish et James) ouvre son coeur pop pour nous inviter dans un monde fascinante, entre psyché du soleil et musiques électroniques. A écouter la fenêtre ouverte en rentrant de la plage, lunettes de soleil sur le nez.
Perth duo Hamjam is a collaborative project between Hamish Rahn (Methyl Ethyl) and James Ireland (Pond), two creative individuals who make music they describe as “blissed out sadness”. Distinguishing themselves as a band, and only sometimes as a bizarre type of food yet to be invented, Hamjam has been described as a melting pot of psych and electronica, with a healthy pinch of West Coast soul (it’s a thing).
Their debut full length, a/s/l?, is an earnest and unassuming collection of tracks that muses on feelings of inadequacy, unrequited love and insecurities. Steered by synths that exhilarate on certain tracks and dazzle on others, the band’s hazy instrumentation conjures thoughts of warm summer nights and the thrill of being young, naive and little lovelorn. Pushing sonic boundaries and enveloping listeners in their universe, Hamjam are here to soundtrack your existential crisis.