Get The Blessing


October 20, 2023

Release: October 20, 2023

Formed in 1999 by bassist Jim Barr and drummer Clive Deamer, best known as the rhythm section of seminal act Portishead, award-winning Bristolian jazz-rock disruptors ‘Get The Blessing’ are proud to present their seventh studio album. ‘Pallet’ is set to release on October 20th.

Like most artists around the world, the pandemic forced the ensemble to rethink their creative processes. Born from a series of improvisations between Barr, Pete Judge on trumpet and Jake McMurchie on saxophone, the trio built up a  rough portfolio of recordings which they then sent to Deamer, who added his drum parts at home in Oxfordshire. The result is nine minimalist compositions driven by groove, texture, electronics and spontaneity.

Built around the hypnotic loops that have become synonymous with their sound, Pallet is an exploration of the nexus of improvisation and modern production. Grounded by thick, punchy bass lines and playful drum grooves, the record creates deep sonic spaces through the use of dizzying delays, squelching filtered loops and trails.

The album’s title owes much to the obtuse punning jazz musicians have enjoyed since the 50’s; the song titles conjure up an imaginary colour chart with which the listener can fill in the paint-by-numbers image of a wooden pallet on the cover art. 

For over two decades Get The Blessing have been growing their truly international fanbase, touring across the world in the UK, USA, Canada, Dubai, Ireland, Italy Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Czech Republic, Denmark,  France, Germany, Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Turkey and Ukraine. 

They will be celebrating Pallet’s release with a UK tour this winter – click here for more information.



Harald Walkate

Line up

Jim Barr | Bass
Clive Deamer | Drums
Jake McMurchie | Saxophones
Pete Judge | Trumpet

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