EAST BRUNSWICK ALL GIRLS CHOIR announce new album + share single ‘Essendon 1986’

by the partae

With new single Essendon 1986 premiering on Zan Rowe’s Mornings program on Double J, East Brunswick All Girls Choir are proud to announce their new album Teddywaddy to be releasedFriday 29th June via Milk! Records / Remote Control RecordsThe band are launching the album at the Northcote Social Club on Friday 13th July before touring across Australia with Courtney Barnett in August.

For new single ‘Essendon 1986’ 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?”

The video, watch via the image below, was shot in Castlemaine and directed by Thomas Hyland –“Working with Tom was a dream and it was great to go back to a theatre we had played in before in Castlemaine. Tom took all the stress away from pushing through a single day shoot and has been a real angel with the amount of punishing we’ve put him through post filming” – says Hobbs.

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 East Brunswick All Girls Choir frontman Marcus 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 (Courtney Barnett, The Peep Tempel), 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 WrigleyEast Brunswick All Girls Choir debuted with the 2009 mini album Dead Air, then followed it up with 2014’s Australian Music Prize-long listed Seven Drummers. In the years since, they’ve supported The Peep TempelGold Class and Cash Savage & The Last Drinks while building to this new album.
 
To say it was worth the wait is an understatement: Teddywaddy is the most profound and riotous statement of the band’s career, anchored at every turn by the ragged glory of Hobbs’ eruptive singing and the piercing details of his lyrics. 
 
Pre Order Teddywaddy via https://eastbrunswick.lnk.to/teddywaddy

East Brunswick All Girls Choir – ‘Essendon 1986’
Stream / Download https://eastbrunswick.lnk.to/essendon1986

Album Launch Show

Friday 13th July – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne
Tickets here

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

East Brunswick All Girls Choir  – Teddywaddy is out 29th June via Milk! Records / Remote Control Records.
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