Dutch multi-instrumentalist Jacco Gardner is set to a cast a majestic and hypnotic psychedelic spell by sharing the title and driving track, Hypnophobia, from his brilliant second album, released 4th May on Full Time Hobby.
“I came up with the title “Hypnophobia” while falling asleep and part of my brain just didn’t turn off,” explains Gardner. “I often have trouble letting go of reality, even though I prefer the world in my dreams… Hypnophobia comes from a place where fears, darkness and creativity collide, like a slightly scary lucid dream. Fearing a loss of control definitely plays a big part of it.”
There’s an argument that Gardner is the hardest working man in rock.
Just back from a recent US tour which took in performances at SXSW, his five piece band will set on a full European jaunt through April and May, they will then return to America in June – barely drawing breath for three solid months. Along with the new single today, Gardner has also announced an Autumn UK tour including a performance at his spiritual home Liverpool to play the International Festival Of Psychedelia.
“Touring all over the world has completely changed me,” he says. “I’ve seen places I’d never seen before or didn’t even know existed. I think Hypnophobia has got some of its adventurous character from all those amazing experiences.”
Along with the new single today, Gardner has also announced an Autumn UK tour including performances at End Of The Road festival and Liverpool International Festival Of Psychedelia.
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April 24 – London, UK @ 100 Club
Sep 4 – End of the Road Festival, UK
Sep 15 – Brighton, UK @ Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar
Sep 16 – Bristol, UK @ The Louisiana
Sep 17 – Cardiff, UK @ Clwb Ifor Bach
Sep 18 – Coventry, UK @ Tin Angel
Sep 19 – Sheffield, UK @ The Leadmill
Sep 20 – Nottingham, UK @ The Bodega
Sep 22 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
Sep 23 – Stockton, UK @ The Georgian Theatre
Sep 24 – Glasgow, UK @ King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut
Sep 25 – Liverpool, UK @ Liverpool Psych Fest
Sep 26 – Dublin, IRE @ The Workman’s Club