Rapidly becoming one of Australia's most exciting young bands, indie 5-piece Cousin Tony's Brand New Firebird have just completed a month long residency at the Evelyn Hotel and showcased to rave reviews at this year's BIGSOUND, including nods in The Music's Acts Set to Blow Up at BIGSOUND and Beat Magazine's The Best Acts We Saw at BIGSOUND.
Cousin Tony's Brand New Firebird have released their vibrant new single Morning Person. The song has a joyous immediacy to it which belies the intricate musicality of its arrangement. Beautifully produced and mixed by Matthew Neighbour (Matt Corby, The Avalanches), -Morning Person' is taken from the band's upcoming debut album, ELECTRIC BROWN, due early 2018.
Lead vocalist and songwriter, Lachlan Rose explains the duality at the song's heart, "It's about how you can feel like one person in the morning and another person entirely when you go to sleep. I was becoming very frustrated with how idealistic I was in the mornings, making grand plans, committing to abstaining from things, yet every night I'd let myself down by reverting to bad habits and disappointing myself. The song is sung from the perspective of the 'evening person', questioning the ideals of the Morning Person."
To celebrate the release of -Morning Person', the band will be playing a special show at the Northcote Social Club on November 2nd, with special guests Swamp and Ryan Downey. Get your tickets here.
No strangers to touring, Cousin Tony's Brand New Firebird will also play at Xray Spex in Sydney alongside The Belligerents, Jack River and Bleeding Knees Club, and following this Cousin Tony's will support Gretta Ray for her Victorian regional tour in a special stripped back set up with Lachlan Rose and Francesca Gonzales.
Cousin Tony's Brand New Firebird released their first EP in 2015, Queen Of Hearts, which was followed shortly after by the Melbourne Bitter EP last year. The lead single of the latter was one of triple j Unearthed's most played tracks of 2016.
Cousin Tony's Brand New Firebird is Lachlan Rose (Lead Vocals/Guitar/Keys), Francesca Gonzales (Vocals/Keys), Kieran Christopherson (Guitar), Leigh McDonald (Bass) and Nick Reid (Drums).
Catch Cousin Tony's Brand New Firebird on Tour
Nov 2: Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC (single launch w/ special guests)
Nov 4: Xray Spex (All Ages) Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, NSW
Gretta Ray Regional Tour Support
Nov 10: Karova Lounge – Ballarat, VIC
Nov 11: Tap House – Bendigo, VIC
Nov 12: Bridge Hotel - Castlemaine, VIC
Nov 15: The Grand Hotel – Mornington Peninsula, VIC
Nov 16: The Loft – Warrnambool, VIC
Nov 17: Lorne Hotel – Lorne, VIC
Nov 18: The Workers Club – Geelong, VIC