From his previous E.P. The Big Blue follows an album debut, I May No Perf out April 1st.
This 9 track collection captures the true essence of kiwi music with pop, rock, blues, folk and even dub influences featured within the songs.
Says front man McIver, “The songs on the album deal with a mixture of things, but at the forefront is what I was dealing with at the time, a nervous break down. I took time off from work and went to Wellington & my home town of Motueka to ground myself again and get into a head space that could be locked in a studio for a month without driving everyone around me insane.”
Recorded & mixed at Zorran Mendonsa Productions (Black River Drive, Cobra Khan) over the month of August 2015, the songs were built up in the studio producing something very different to the first E.P.
“It was definitely more of a collaborative effort”, says McIver. “Most of the songs were written and demoed then sent out to everyone to write against and work on in their own time and space.”
The album also features Elisha Hobbs on piano and vocal harmonies and Grace Baker (sister of Louie Baker) sings on the track "Sometimes",
I May No Perf is released via Southern Collective Music and will be available for purchase on iTunes and all good digital service providers. Physical CDs will be available at live shows and via their website.
The Jason McIver Collective celebrate the I May No Perf release with a show atThe Kings Arms on Friday April 22nd.