Adult Jazz are excited to share "Am Gone," the second single on their debut 12"." The track comes from their "Am Gone / Springful" 12" released this week digitally and on vinyl on the band's own label, Spare Thought, with a note from Harry of the band:
"'Am Gone' was borne out of the same song that 'Springful' came out of. The track is about asceticism and celibacy, and questioning the idea that restraint is short-hand for a spiritual/moral virtue. Waiting ages for lunch! The song is hung around those verses, with the voice and guitar in absolute union, which is something we seem to return to, with the sense of restraining or transcribing something impulsive."
For the past three years, Adult Jazz have been writing and self-recording their debut full-length record in various locations in the Scottish Borders and Leeds, where the band first took shape. "Springful" and its companion, the brittle and bluesy "Am Gone" introduce the four-piece's embrace of progressive song structure, a compositional approach which the four-piece describe as "an exciting form to explore the tensions between friendly pop sensibilities and uncommon character." While referencing Van Morrison, Arthur Russell and Joanna Newsom as influences to the compositional element, sonically, the band favor a considered eclecticism over a necessarily unified aesthetic.
The 12" also includes a collection of recordings captured between 2010 and 2013 - which serve as a nod to the time and individual spaces that have characterized the recording of the album, and the band can be seen live in
Adult Jazz 2014 UK Tour Dates
02.05.14 - Servant Jazz Quarters - London, UK -
02.06.14 - Wharf Chambers - Leeds, UK
"Springful / Am Gone" 12" Tracklisting
A2 Am Gone
Photo Credit: Michael Battcock
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