“Emotionally gripping.” MOJO
‘A revitalising downpour’ THE WIRE
‘Technically dazzling and deeply moving’ UNCUT
RM Hubbert has released two albums to date. The first of which was First & Last (Chemikal Underground, 2011), which comprises of 9 solo instrumental guitar pieces. Heavily influenced by flamenco rhythms and techniques, First & Last was written to help Hubby deal with the death of his parents and return of chronic depression. It's not as depressing as that last sentence may suggest.
Thirteen Lost & Found (Chemikal Underground 2012) was conceived as a way for Hubby to reconnect with old friends after losing touch over ten years. It features collaborations with many very talented Scottish musicians such as Aidan Moffat (Arab Strap), Emma Pollock (Delgados), Aladair Roberts, Luke Sutherland (Long Fin Killie, Mogwai) and Hanna Tuulikki (Nalle, Two Wings). The album was produced by Alex Kapranos (Franz Ferdinand), a long time collaborator and friend.
The as yet to be announced third album for Chemikal Underground will be released on September 27th 2013 and comprises of five instrumental guitar pieces and five vocal songs exploring the idea of letting go, moving on and acceptance. More details to follow soon.
A prolific live performer, Hubby has released music under a variety of guises since 1993. It was El Hombre Trajeado’s triptych of albums released between 1995 and 2005 though, that really put him on the musical map, earning swathes of critical acclaim and three Peel Sessions. He has gone on to support the likes of Nick Cave, Tortoise, Mogwai, Godspeed you! Black Emperor, Franz Ferdinand and The Twilight Sad as well as touring extensively around the EU in his own right.
Thirteen Lost & Found won the Scottish Album of the Year Award in June 2013.