RM Hubbert (or Hubby as we prefer to call him), is a longtime friend of the label and a guitarist of quite prodigious talent. A founding member of an earlier Chemikal Underground favourite, El Hombre Trajeado, his debut solo album ‘First & Last’ was practically on constant rotation in our office earlier last year. With ‘First & Last’ being self-released by Hubby, it was inevitable we’d get chatting to him about our releasing it further afield and pressing up a limited run of vinyl. Hubby was in agreement and the relationship was sealed over a Greggs eclair if we’re not mistaken.
Hubby’s technical prowess, combined with the intimacy of his shows has secured his reputation as an unmissable live performer – a fact not lost on the likes of Mogwai and Godspeed You! Black Emperor who have invited Hubby to support them on tour (he also supported Bill Wells & Aidan on their UK and European exploits last year).
RM Hubbert’s follow up to ‘First & Last’, ‘Thirteen Lost & Found’ was released in January 2012 and features collaborations with Alasdair Roberts, Aidan Moffat, Alex Kapranos and Emma Pollock (amongst others).