Shares Xmas single ‘Christmas (Turn This Around)’ Awarded 2017 Grant McLennan Fellowship
PRAISE FOR GETTING THE TEAM BACK TOGETHER
“It’s no wonder so many people want to join his team” – The Courier Mail
“Taking slick classic sounds from the 1960s to the 1980s and putting his particular retro-modern take.” – Sydney Morning Herald
“It’s Neale’s idiosyncratic style that shines through, everything liberally slathered in pop hooks, gang harmonies and earworm melodies.” – The Music ★★★★
“The knockabout charisma of Jeremy Neale informs every nook of this impressively self-assured solo debut, his tilt at the title of Australia’s foremost wonky indie pop impresario backed by an album brimming with power pop and hooks.” – Rolling Stone ★★★★
“If Jeremy Neale is the Prince of Brisbane, Getting The Team Back Together is his royal decree. It demonstrates not just growth but the mastery of his sound, a sound of pop, love and just unrestrained fun.” – 4ZZZ
It has been quite a year for Jeremy Neale. In 2017, he released his acclaimed debut album Getting The Team Back Together, toured across east coast record stores and was announced as the recipient of the prestigious Grant McLennan Fellowship. The fellowship will see him travel to New York City for 3 months in 2018 to focus on songwriting.
To cap off the year, J Neale has shared his annual Xmas single titled ‘Christmas (Turn This Around)’
Jeremy says of the song:
“When you love Christmas as much as I do, you often encounter those who are vocally opposed to the silly season. And, I get it. This ain’t my first festive rodeo. I’ve spent many a Christmas working in jobs that double down during this time of year and it can leave you exhausted and yearning for the easy life. But if you have anything you’re grateful for, right now is a beautiful time to focus on that.
It’s also a great time to focus on the second single from my eventual full-length Christmas album. This one doesn’t sound much like Christmas, but that’s the point y’see. It’s the Xmas song for the person who doesn’t much like Xmas. Maybe with the power of love or similar, we can “turn this around”. Eh. Merry Christmas!”
His debut LP, released last month, is a collection of tracks assembled during a period of self-analysis – a record of unassailable power pop that documents growth, love and the eternal pursuit of happiness.Getting The Team Back Together touches on all manner of concepts surrounding identity and self-care. Whether it’s building confidence in social situations without the aid of alcohol in ‘Small Talk’, putting the needs of others above your own in ‘Video’, or facing up to the fact that one’s battle with mental illness could be a lifelong struggle in ‘All My Life’, Jeremy has stripped himself down to his most vulnerable state.
Keep your eyes peeled next year for details of the national album tour!
Purchase / Stream Getting The Team Back Together:
Jeremy Neale – ‘Christmas (Turn This Around)’
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Getting The Team Back Together
Jeremy Neale – Getting The Team Back Together is out now via Dot Dash / Remote Control