Having squirrelled ourselves away in our favourite studio Yikesville for a few months late last year, we’re ready to wet the head of this baby decade with some new music.
The first track from the Woodland Hunters’ forthcoming album, titled Pale Horse, is a thumping beat-driven celebration of people power called ‘Coming Along’. Our talented buddy Adam White has produced a ripper video for the track, featuring a lithe feline dancer, some mad gypsy rambolling and an inspired Vincente Minnelli-style dream sequence.
Who doesn’t need a burst of rampant sunny optimism in these bat crazy times? Check it.
A Dr John sez ‘Such a night!’ We had a great time at the Melbourne launch of The Thoughts of Chairman Jim at Northcote Social Club, joined by stellar guest artists Cat Canteri and The Lisa Miller Experience. Celloist and vocalist Gareth Skinner and the album producer Shane O’Mara also hopped on stage to help us bring the new songs to loud’n’sweaty life. Thanks to all who came down to help us get the Chairman Jim Rolling Tour underway.
Tis the winter of our discontent? Sorry Will Shakespeare, but we’ve actually been having a ball putting the finishing touches to our forthcoming second album – working out cover ideas, letting Roscoe loose to nail a few final scorching lead breaks, shoving Leroy armed with shakers and tambourines in front of a mic, and convincing O’Mara to pick up a guitar and join in on the odd track!
We’re looking to release before the end of the year, but stay tuned for some exciting news (key words – vinyl, pre-release, unreleased tracks!)
We spent a curiously interesting morning at Sing Sing recently with producer Shane O’Mara and studio boss Kaj Dahlstrom fiddling with assorted reel-to-reel tape machines in pursuit of an old school flanging effect for one of our new tracks. There was much hi-fiving when we finally heard the result – a very respectable albeit slightly unhinged 60’s sounding middle eight that will hopefully blow a few minds…
After a musical lifetime of religiously sticking to Fender guitars (his trusty ’72 Tele and a 60’s reissue Jazzmaster), Tanner has relented after falling in love with the rowdy humbuckin’ Gibson SG sound during recording sessions for the new album. He’s now the proud owner of a rare kinda wood- grained, kinda sunburst model that’s positively, brutally rocking. Prepare to be shaken, and stirred!