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Pinch Hitter


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3 track demo Self released (first run sold out)
Split 7inch w/Meridian (due Sept/Oct 2013)
When Friends Die In Accidents (debut LP due Nov 2013)



You Haven’t Heard Banjos Like This Before….

The 5 string banjo. An instrument some believe to have originated somewhere in Africa, steadily making its way to the Americas via the Caribbean and finally finding its home in the hands of Bluegrass, Folk, Jazz, Ragtime and more recently, Indie players alike. In 2013, it’s a little hard to know exactly where the banjo has been and perhaps even harder to know where it’s heading. Two guys from Sydney, Australia have a few ideas.

Enter Pinch Hitter, the product of two friends spending perhaps a little too much time together. Nick van Breda and Dave Drayton have notched up over a decade’s worth of experience playing in Australia’s punk, indie and hardcore scenes as well as carving a niche for their own acoustic solo projects. Until now, the two had only shared tour stories and mix tapes, the songs on which have given rise to what we now know as the definitive sound of Pinch Hitter.

Reminiscent of artists like Feist and Kaki King, Pinch Hitter retain the intricate and mathy approach to song writing honed during the previous decade spent playing in Australia’s post-hardcore scene.

A split 7” release with Cleveland, Ohio act Meridian and the Pinch Hitter’s debut album are both slated for late 2013 release.