So right now we’re in the middle of our Touch n Go tour. This tour has a bunch of dates including Blues on Broadbeach, Peak Festival in Perisher and headline shows in Brisbane at the Woolly Mammoth, Sunny Coast at Solbar, Gold Coast at Nightquarter and The Bruns at Brunswick Heads in the Northern Rivers. It’s always exciting to take some of our new material out on the road and so far the response has been really great.
The recording process for this tune, and the album, has been really different than the last releases. We’ve really embraced the idea of writing in the studio rather than before we enter the studio, and it’s really adding to the spontaneity of the tunes being captured. Having us all together jamming on an idea and then seeing what comes out often captures a rawness that’s hard to get back after too much polish. It’s taking the sound of the band in different directions with many different influences and styles being explored.
Then, with the production wizardry of Mr. Scotty French we end up with a new, organic, fresh sounding tune that’s unmistakably Cheap Fakes. This is the first recording with the current lineup, which has the addition of Ben Hack on bass and Sam Mitchell on drums and it’s been a lot of fun taking all that chemistry we’ve developed over the last year and getting it down in the studio.
We love playing live, our gigs are like one big party and seeing how our audience reacts to the new sounds adds to the whole thing. We feed off the crowds energy, pump it back into the music and hopefully take us all on a journey. Come check it out, we’d love to see you. Check out our tour page to get the lowdown on upcoming dates and purchase your tickets.