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Jack Hayter - The Sisters of St. Anthony

Jack Hayter

The Sisters of St. Anthony

Audio Antihero

Released: 26th May 2014 | 12 track urban folk album

Jack Hayter (Hefner/Dollboy) returns with this eclectic collection, compiled from the A-sides of a year long singles series for the Audio Antihero label. Featuring Hefner bandmates Darren Hayman and Anthony Harding as well Suzanne Rhatigan and Woodcraft Folk.

Jack started out as a member of twisted country group Spongefinger, who the NME described as Dennis Hopper's houseband before coming into promimence as a member of Hefner, Jack Hayter toured the world, playing festivals like Reading, Leeds, Big Chill, V Festival and shared bills with the likes of Flaming Lips, Sebadoh, Life Without Buildings, Elliot Smith, Billy Bragg and more. They enjoyed a number of charting singles and albums through the Too Pure label and recorded several Peel Sessions and a Maida Vale session for Steve Lamacq at the BBC also.

As well as contributing his trademark Pedal Steel Guitar to countless records (Silver Ginger 5, Darren Hayman, Tram, Mark Mulcahy, TV Smith, Benjamin Shaw and more), Jack issued his debut LP on US label Absolutely Kosher and shared bills with KT Tunstall, Martin Grech, Wreckless Eric and Mountain Goats.

His 2011 EP on the Audio Antihero label found great acclaim from the likes of The Line of Best Fit, This Fake DIY, The 405 and more, including BBC 6 Music support from Tom Ravenscroft and Tom Robinson.

In 2012, Jack began a one year monthly singles series which is collected here as The Sisters of St. Anthony (the patron saint of Lost Things), an eclectic and gloriously messy collection of gorgeous English folk, dissonant Indie, fractured Electro Pop, rauceous Anti-Folk, ambient and more. A wonderful snapshot of Jack's unique voice, style and worldview.

Hayter has one of the weariest, most world-beaten voices around...Hefner's just holding you back, Jack.Pitchfork

It's the twisted chimera, the wobbles and vibrations that give (Hayter) the kudos, the imagination to break from the usually tough (and boring/overdone/tiresome) grasps of folk. - The Line of Best Fit

Clever, sweet-and-sour, moving and one of the first major releases of the year for sure. Welcome back Mr Hayter - 8/10. - The 405

Please Mr Hayter, please, please, break your heart some more for us, you loveable, fantastic, exquisite balladeer - 5/5. - isthismusic?

Jack Hayter, of the band Hefner, has a voice like silk, old torn silk that's stinking and slightly rotten.Impact Press