Albert Hammond JR releases new album ‘Momentary Masters’

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The incredible ALBERT HAMMOND JR has announced the release of his brand new album MOMENTARY MASTERS. Released on 31 July on Infectious Music, this new offering from THE STROKES guitarist is his third solo release to date and first album in over five years.

Following the release of his debut album YOURS TO KEEP in 2006 and COMO TE LLAMA in 2008, MOMENTARY MASTERS was recorded in Hammond Jr’s home in New York in a converted barn he calls One Way Studios.

It’s a record that reflects upon missed opportunities, choices made, wasted time, and paths not chosen. He calls it “a love letter to my past self”. The music might be largely buoyant with spry, breezy guitar lines locking together and dancing apart, but melancholy frequently seeps into even the sunniest of top lines. It’s a record of acceptance, too. Tucked in the songs is an exploration of the reconciliation of two halves: the best self that you present to others, and the self that slips through and lies exposed when your guard drops.

I feel with the best songs I’ve written, as soon as I was done I was thinking, ‘Oh my God, I did it’. But in that split second that it comes, that feeling goes “, explains Hammond Jr. “It’s the same thing when you find complete happiness, you find this complete low. I feel like that’s what being creative is: it’s you bouncing with emotion and what you capture in those bounces. Accept where you are and use it.

ALBERT HAMMOND JR recently premiered BORN SLIPPY, the first track to be taken from his new album. An official release of the track will follow on 24 July and fans who pre-order the album will receive an instant download of the track. Listen to BORN SLIPPY here: https://soundcloud.com/alberthammondjr/born%C2%ADslippy

LOSING TOUCH, the next track to be taken from the album, also recently premiered and will also be available as an instant download for fans who pre-order the album. Listen to LOSING TOUCH here: https://soundcloud.com/alberthammondjr/losing-touch/s-2OFPO

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FULL TRACK LISTING

BORN SLIPPY
POWER HUNGRY
CAUGHT BY MY SHADOW
COMING TO GETCHA
LOSING TOUCH
DON’T THINK TWICE
RAZORS EDGE
TOUCHE
DRUNCHED IN CRUMBS
SIDE BOOB

 

ALBERT HAMMOND JR will play a number of headline UK dates later this year as follows:

 

NOVEMBER

Mon         16             OXFORD                                     Academy 2
Tue           17             MANCHESTER                         Gorilla
Thu           19             BIRMINGHAM                        Hare & Hounds
Fri             20             LEICESTER                              Academy 2
Sat            21             GLASGOW                                 CCA
Mon         23             PORTSMOUTH                       Wedgewood Rooms
Tue           24             BRISTOL                                   Fleece
Wed         25             LONDON                                   Islington Assembly Hall
Thu           26             BRIGHTON                             Old Market

 

 

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