“Some nights I shiver and shake” sings The Lost Hours on a track taken from the latest EP.
The Lost Hours, is 20-year-old mercurial singer/songwriter Callum James Hamilton. Born and raised in Leeds, Hamilton discovered his Dad’s old record player and vinyl collection and got completely mesmerised by the likes of Joni Mitchell, John Martyn and Nick Drake.
In 2017 Callum moved to London, where he cut his teeth in the music scene by gigging every night after challenging himself to play seven straight nights a week for a whole year which he achieved with his gig tally actually reaching 366 as he played twice in one night at an unassuming working men’s clubs in the east end where he was discovered by former Infadels frontman Bnann.
After this 1st year he started receiving radio coverage from the BBC Introducing, as well as being voted one of Britain’s Best Young Songwriters and in 2018 he signed to independent label High Tribe Records.
His first EP has already gained some major contributors with cello on the song ‘River Run’ being played by Ivor Novello winning songwriter Dan Caplen who also played cello on both platinum selling George Ezra albums and the 4 track EP has also been mixed by Ruadhri Cushan who’s recent credits include Mumford and Sons, Gregory Porter and James Bay to name a few.
“The Lost Hours are the small hours, where you spend your time wondering how lonely a prospect it is being a celestial object, and where my obsession of trying to mix John Martyn style acoustic riffs with Radiohead’s ‘In Rainbows’ era style production whilst channeling the infectious nerving bubble gum melodies of Talking Heads takes place” exclaims Hamilton.
This EP contrasts love and hate emotions, deep woozy twisted soulful acoustic grooves built to hypnotise you and the stark stripped down ‘Nebraska’ style rawness heard on the track ‘Miss America’ which is a brutal and haunting commentary on the recent U.S school shooting’s which was recorded live in one take.