JACCO GARDNER SHARES ‘FIND YOURSELF’ VIDEO
NEW ALBUM ‘HYPNOPHOBIA’ OUT MAY 4 ON FULL TIME HOBBY
“It’s hard to hear Jacco Gardner and not think of the crossroads of rock and psychedelia, when the Beatles got a little more trippy, Syd was still with Pink Floyd, and pop nuggets were still the focus, not the 7-20+ minute epics that would proliferate as the decade wore on. His newest effort Hypnophobia returns to those early explorations, dropping expansive and far-out pop gems” – Noisey
“Close, simple harmonies and earnest lyrics are fenced in by a rumbling bassline that nearly wanders off in search of its own truth toward the end. Gardner intones like a Zen master determined to extoll the virtues of psychedelia to his followers.” – Stereogum
“David Axelrod-style fuzz bass and crashing drums meet with Ariel Pink-y melodic preciousness for an entrancing psych-pop throwback that sounds neither overly reverential or overly self-aware” – SPIN
“‘Find Yourself’ is a meandering psychedelic odyssey. The track plays up Gardner’s understated guitar prowess” – Consequence of Sound
Jacco Gardner’s Full Time Hobby debut, Hypnophobia (out May 4th), is set to cast a majestic and vibrant psychedelic spell that will hypnotize listeners at the point dreams and reality meet. Having played all instruments except drums, the Dutch producer/multi-instrumentalist operates at a far higher state of consciousness on Hypnophobia. Nowhere is this more apparent than on the fantastic lead single, “Find Yourself.” Today, “Find Yourself” receives its trippy, new visual accompaniment from direct Bear Damen. The video captures Gardner’s true sense of exploration and aims to draw listeners deeper into his fantastical fairytale kingdom.
Starting this week, Gardner (vocals, acoustic guitar) will embark on a never-ending tour with band mates Ben Rider (electric guitar), Frank Maston (keyboards), Jasper Verhulst (bass) and Nic Niggeburgge (drums), making stops at Denton Music Festival, SXSW, Burgerama IV, Northside Festival, NXNE and more. “Touring all over the world has completely changed me,” he says. “I’ve seen places I’d never seen before or didn’t even know existed. I think Hypnophobia has got some of its adventurous character from all those amazing experiences.” A list of forthcoming UK dates is below.
WATCH JACCO GARDNER’S “FIND YOURSELF” VIDEO:
LISTEN TO JACCO GARDNER’S “FIND YOURSELF”:
JACCO GARDNER UK LIVE DATES:
Fri. April 24 – London, UK @ 100 Club
May 5 – London, UK @ Rough Trade In-store, free show
Pre-order Hypnophobia: http://fulltimehobby.sandbaghq.com/catalogsearch/result/?order=relevance&dir=desc&q=jacco&x=0&y=0
Download hi-res images/album art: http://excelsior.dropmark.com/207694