East Brunswick All Girls Choir release their long-awaited second album Teddywaddy. To celebrate, the four-piece have released a video for their ferocious new single ‘Dog FM’, watch below!
Speaking of ‘Dog FM’, frontman Marcus Hobbs explains: “You know when people say they don’t have any regrets, they’re lying. Hindsight is a beautiful thing. We reworked this song from an old slow solo piece I had been playing, introduced Rie’s filthy bass line which is the centrepiece and the guitars are just there to creep around that monster. I would have regretted releasing this song any other way, foresight is a beautiful thing. We worked with Thomas Hyland again on the clip as we did with Essendon 1986. Shot in a few hours, a single take pumping weights. As the song says, “Never again”.
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.
Co-produced with Anna Laverty, the album is etched deeply with such contrasts. For every spacious swath of majesty like ‘Rounds’ or ‘Never/Never’, there’s some punked-up exorcism like the calm-to-squall ‘Dog FM’, the nerves-fraying ‘Cicada Chirps the Chicane’ or first single ‘Essendon 1986’, an old song revisited and accelerated.
Alongside Hobbs who pens the songs is bassist/keyboardist Rie Nakayama, drummer Jen Sholakis and guitarist Rob Wrigley. The band will be launching the album at the Northcote Social Club to a sold-out crowd on Friday 13th July before touring across Australia with Courtney Barnett in August.
Stream / purchase Teddywaddy: https://eastbrunswick.lnk.to/teddywaddy
Album Launch Show
Friday 13th July – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne – SOLD OUT
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