East Brunswick All Girls Choir announce their new album Teddywaddy to be released Friday 29th June. The band share first single ‘Essendon 1986’, an old song revisited and accelerated, with an accompanying video shot in Castlemaine and directed by Thomas Hyland, watch below!
Frontman Marcus Hobbs shares – “The song is about the drudgery lumped upon the working class in order to maintain. It’s about the little things people do in order to feel like they’re not churning the butter, often to feel like they’re not where they really are. I still don’t know who decided we were meant to work 5 days a week between 9-5, what monster came up with this concept?”
Teddywaddy is a slumbering patch of country just off the Calder Highway in northwest Victoria, now mostly farmland. It sits 90 minutes from Bendigo, where Hobbs grew up, and he knows the drive all too well from regular visits there to see his father’s family. It’s also the namesake of the Melbourne ensemble’s long-awaited second album.
Co-produced with Anna Laverty, the album is etched deeply with such contrasts. For every spacious swath of majesty there’s some punked-up exorcism. Teddywaddy is anchored at every turn by the ragged glory of Hobbs’ eruptive singing and the piercing details of his lyrics.
Alongside Hobbs who pens the songs is bassist/keyboardist Rie Nakayama, drummer Jen Sholakis and guitarist Rob Wrigley. The band are launching the album at the Northcote Social Club on Friday 13th July before touring across Australia with Courtney Barnett in August. Further details below.
Pre Order Teddywaddy via here.
Stream / purchase ‘Essendon 1986’: https://eastbrunswick.lnk.to/essendon1986
Teddywaddy Album Launch Show
Friday 13th July – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne
w/ Courtney Barnett
Tell Me How You Really Feel Album Tour
Fri 17th Aug – Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide
Sat 18th Aug – Metropolis, Fremantle
Weds 22nd Aug – The Tivoli, Brisbane
Weds 29th Aug – The Powerstation, Auckland
Thurs 30th Aug – Opera House, Wellington
Sat 1st Sept – Festival Hall, Melbourne