Jamie Sutherland releases a solo album ‘Bruise’, on the J Sharp label.
The Broken Records’ singer’s first solo release comes in a “fallow period” following his band’s fourth studio album from April 2018, ‘What We Might Know‘, which was followed by a live effort ‘Live at Summerhall‘ later that year.
The new 10-track long-player was in fact recorded in 2017, at Song, by Toad’s Happiness Hotel, and produced by Neil Pennycook from Meursault.
“Making a record without the rest of (Broken Records) for the first time left me with plenty of anxiety,” Sutherland admits,
“As a fan of (Pennycook’s) great song writing, as well as the production work on his own records, he was the obvious person to help guide the record to completion and help me actually focus on performing the songs.”
Aside from the Meursault frontman contributing guitar, backing vocals, keys, sampling and “kitchen sink”, his band lends Robyn Anne on violin / backing vocals, and Reuben Taylor on organ, piano, and accordion.
Ad Mack – from Stanley Odd as well as Broken Records – plated bass, Siobhan Wilson added cello and backing vocals, Alun Thomas from The Leg and myriad other Edinburgh acts contributed drums, and eagleowl’s Clarissa Bee was on double bass and backing vocals.
The album is also available to order on vinyl, with artwork a painting by Jake Bee and design put together by Stewart Armstrong.