Warmer is John Encarnacao’s band who include Michael O’Regan, Jess Ciampa and Peter Marley. Laidback psychedelic pop featuring guests Jen Cloher and J Walker (Machine Translations) on the alt-country ‘Clear Light’. They flesh out Elliott Smith’s beautiful but skeletal ‘Say Yes’ and add acoustic warmth to Bjork’s ‘Hyperballad’. The songwriting depth and breadth of John Encarnacao is further demonstrated by the heart-wrenching country rock ballad ‘Time’s Come To Let Go’, the brooding ‘Where Were You’ and two instrumentals.
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Sydney's Warmer releases their third album, Spider and Lamb on 8th of
April through Half A Cow. The group is lead by singer-songwriter-guitarist
John Encarnacao and shares players with other HAC artists Dog Trumpet
(drummer Jess Ciampa) and Bernie Hayes (Jess and John). Bassist Peter
Marley, part of the group since 2002, and new recruit Joshua Isaac on keys
and guitar complete the lineup.
Their debut, A Prayer For Soft Honey (2002) was a reflective acoustic rock affair, while follow up The Cat's Miaow (2005) jammed out with country, rock and lo-fi threads. Spider and Lamb draws on all of these influences for a concise selection of psychedelic pop. Upon hearing it, HAC's Nic Dalton declared: "It's your Sgt Peppers!"
Warmer make their debut on cd with A Prayer For Soft Honey. Leader John Encarnacao has been a music journalist, made experimental sounds with Upsidasium and St Crustacean, done stellar arrangements for the Whitlams, Bernie Hayes and Sneeze. Warmer is a different kettle of fish in that it's John's very own kettle. A Prayer For Soft Honey has drawn comparisons with Elliot Smith, Tim Rogers and the Icecream Hands but John is no slavish imitator. He wears his influences proudly but uses them to create music that's stunningly beautiful and true to his heart.
Warmer is the songwriting project of Sydney singer/guitarist John Encarnacao. While those who have heard his forthcoming album have put him in the company of Elvis Costello and Elliott Smith, the first single Kiss You On The Mouth is a pop goal kicked from left field. John's story: After years of working on other people's records - scoring strings and brass and playing and singing for Sneeze, the Whitlams, the Orange Humble Band, Bernie Hayes, Godstar and others - and exploring more experimental areas - he realised a couple of years ago that it was time to get back to his first love - songwriting. Since then there's been a flood of songs that, thankfully, shows no sign of stopping. The album, A Prayer For Soft Honey, will be out through W. Minc Productions in September 2002.
The second album from Warmer - released 29th July, 2005.
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