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.
Format: 12-inch Vinyl LP
Label: Bedroom Suck Records
Released: September 2017
Genre: Alt / Electronic / West Coast Soul