The Jimmy C (update!)

April 19, 2012

Well, I already wrote about this Australian musician back in January (you can read about it here), and recently had the fortune of interviewing him for the upcoming issue of German music magazine¬† CRKO (where you’ll find this blog in a column format from now on), and not only is he a talented multi-instrumentalist but such a sweet, down-to-earth kinda guy I’m making an extra effort to promote him (arrogant rockstar wannabees take note!) With about 30 new songs written and recorded – you wanna talk ‘prolific’? – there’s a 5-track rough-mix sample available on his Bandcamp starting today.

Being a big fan of his previous album Glamour & Fame (if you’re looking for great-sounding 60s styled pop make sure you check it out) I was pleasantly surprised to see his songwriting and arranging skills having matured, and as a fellow musician it was great to see him move away from genre and instead focusing on songs – style be damned. In it’s rough format this is still a great collection of tracks and it’s obvious Jamie has found his voice. Now all we can do is sit back and just enjoy the fruits of his labor. The songs are free to download so what are you waiting for?

Sample track:

Bandcamp: http://thejimmyc.bandcamp.com/
Website: http://www.thejimmyc.com/

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The Jimmy C

January 4, 2012

For a good chunk of charming self-produced music check out Australian native Jamie Coghill’s (under the The Jimmy C moniker) albums on Bandcamp! Oddly enough stating he’s a “mediocre multiinstrumentalist” in his bio, he’s the drummer of Australian outfit The Devilrock Four who started experimenting with 4-track recordings on his own in 2005, ending up with tons of songs released on five different albums and EP’s over the years!

A variety of different garage sounds are offered on the albums available (garage punk, pop, spy themes, groovy instrumentals etc.) reminding me of a more garage version of Beck (especially on the funny Sucks To Be You) via The Ventures with maybe some slight¬†Eagles of Death Metal qualities to the more rocking tracks. His latest offering Glamour & Fame (released on Australian label Off The Hip) offers up some great 60’s styled pop and is highly recommended. Fun!

Sample track:

Bandcamp: http://thejimmyc.bandcamp.com/
Website: http://www.thejimmyc.com/