Hutch are Brighton based soft-psychers who have been creating excitement around the south coast with their energetic live shows for the last 6 months. After storming on to the live scene in August 2021 Hutch have bagged some impressive support slots in a very short space of time playing with bands like The Goa Express, Blood Wizard, Yin Yin, Do Nothing, Folly Group and Oracle Sisters.
Formed during the first COVID lockdown, or what guitarist Dan ominously terms ‘the eventttttttttt’, it’s perhaps no surprise that Hutch’s lush soundscapes and dreamy synths are of another world, ‘Me and [frontman] JP had been in bands before and always planned to start something together once he moved down to Brighton’, Dan explains. After roping ‘our housemate Charlie in on bass’, adding Owen on drums, and eventually Eva, who ‘completed the line-up bringing a Harp and Synth into the fold’, Hutch became the band they are today.
Explaining their tongue-in-cheek genre description, Dan emphasises that ‘twang is, in essence, the very fabric of the band’. He cheekily adds that ‘after that it’s just words. We live in a post yacht rock world so obviously that’s important to mention. Then soft-psyche element reflects our instrumental jams guitar/harp noodles and long free-flowing structures. But mainly it’s just a fun thing to say.’ Fresh from supporting Elijah Miller at Esquires in December, the band return as part of their first 2023 tour.
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