Nick Barker and the Heartache State / Andrew Matters
Nick Barker is coming to Adelaide his new project THE HEARTACHE STATE and a new album. They'll be at the Grace Emily on Saturday May 23 with support from Andrew Matters and it's free entry. Justin Garner and Nick Barker have been playing together on and off for 10 years – Nick producing Justin’s band Southpaw’s debut album and Justin playing on Nick’s last solo record. The last 18 months have seen them hunched over acoustic guitars hammering a bunch of ideas into songs. Justin loves Aerosmith and the Allmans, Nick loves the Replacements and Soul Asylum, so the self-titled album that resulted is a collision of all. Adding long time friend and collaborator “VENOM” on drums and Michael Hubbard (Downhills Home, Eagle and the Worm) to the mix, “The Heartache State” was recorded live and quickly with friend Shane O’Mara producing at his Yikesville Studio. And it's out now. They’re not reinventing the wheel… the old wheel still goes OK!