ALBUM: FUTURE FROM HERE
DATE: OCTOBER 18
‘Memory Cassette… a joyous Manics meets Lush via the Breeders amalgam and guaranteed hit in any sensible universe’ Louder Than War
‘reminiscent of peak Riot Grrrl, and the guitar’s massive swoons could be taken from the best MBV tracks that Macro plays nightly, and then there are the nods to the Breeders and Sonic Youth.’ The Quietus
‘led by the goddess-like genius that is Jen Macro, an absolutely stunning guitarist, songwriter, and all-round awesome loud woman,’ Loud Women
Hurtling are proud to announce the release of their debut album Future From Here. The selfproduced album was recorded at One Cat Studios, Brixton and is out Oct 18 via Onomatopoeia (Barringtone, William D. Drake, Crayola Lectern)
The alt rock trio, Jen Macro, Jon Clayton and Simon Kobayashi, came together to record the album ‘Future From Here’. Navigating soundscapes from the atmospheric to the psychedelic in this skilfully crafted noise pop album of dream-gaze and blazing textures.
‘Future From Here’ was written by Jen Macro as an ‘exploration of loss and hope’ while in downtime on tour with My Bloody Valentine. The concept started sonically and grew from there, adding song structures and lyrics that fitted phonetically, creating a soundtrack to music Macro wanted to hear.
The album kicks-off at the ‘Start’, a beginning of sweet melodies and a love song from ‘me to you’, crunching straight into ‘Memory Cassette’, a sun-drenched medicine for melancholy. ‘Feel It’, bold and courageous dives deeper into darker spheres, while ‘Summer’ paints beautiful melodious colours over the top of your sunscreen, lifting you out of your melancholy gently and purposefully. The more luscious pop tones of ‘Eb One’, or ‘Alone’, are tales of love and loss, contrasting with the heavy, crunching agitation of ‘Please Don’t Know Us’. The journey is characterised in ‘Call To Arms,’ Jen’s voice drops to a whisper, in a courageous desire to move stridently into the future.
Influences include The Breeders, Elliott Smith, and Sonic Youth to name a few, as well as reflecting the dreamy, hazy atmospheres of My Bloody Valentine, whose live band Macro has been a member for a number of years. Between them, Jen, Jon and Simon have also worked with the likes of Graham Coxon, Shonen Knife, Jim Bob (Carter USM), The Monochrome Set, Chris T-T, Kath Bloom and Jon Fine (Bitch Magnet). The band are already a formidable live prospect, performing alongside Hull legends Fonda 500,Damnably Record’s Wussy (USA) and Say Sue Me (S Korea) and Brixton scene stalwarts Bad Parents, Gaygirl and more.