Jamie Hutchings at 5 Church St

Jamie Hutchings (Bluebottle Kiss) is doing a launch tour for Bedsit, his fifth solo album (and first in seven years) and bringing it to 5 Church St on Thursday April 19.

 Recorded in an old shearing shed on a property outside of Bathurst, the album highlights Jamie’s raw vocals and storytelling.

Adding to the mix are the sounds of Rueben Willis on double/electric bass, as well as some back up here and there by Sophie Hutchings (piano), Mark Moldre (harmonica) and Jay Kong (violin).

Bedsit is a stark record, my starkest,” Hutchings says. “It was recorded at a time when I was returned to the world of me, myself and I. I was living and writing for the first time in many many, years on my own in a single room.

“And so, the album summons up the feelings you may have when you, for instance stand on a bulldozed block of land where your old school used to be. But you’ll work that stuff out when you hear it. It’s a personal record, but (I hope) not without humour.

“As much as I’ve been releasing albums regularly over the last few years (two albums with Infinity Broke and one with The Tall Grass), Bedsit is my first actual solo record in seven years.”