Book Of Matches

by Cherrywood

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about

Cherrywood’s music features tales of lightning strikes, broken hearts, bar stools and prisons; all brought to life through an array of old timey acoustic instruments and a bunch of rowdy vocals. Their love of old Country and Folk music mixed with growing up playing in Punk and Rock n Roll bands has given them a sound of their own. After touring around the country solidly for the last two years and selling out of their first two singles, they’re finally releasing their debut album – Book of Matches.

Recorded by Matt Duffy (Graveyard Train, The Peep Tempel) during a bitter winter in an old guesthouse in the country, Book of Matches was laid down in two days, straight to tape with minimal overdubs and a swaggering live feel. The album portrays how the band are on stage – full of raw energy, fast paced and explosive sing-alongs; best shown on opener “No More”, the title track, and “Heavy Stones”. But it also shows a darker, more mature side, such as on the stripped back “Skeleton Key” and the haunting closing track “Grandfather’s Funeral” which simply features mandolin and Joshua Seymour’s vocals. Graveyard Train’s Josh Crawley and Harmony’s Erica Dunn add extra texture to several songs with slide guitar and backing vocals. The album was then mastered at Creepy Hollow by Loki Lockwood (The Drones, Beasts of Bourbon). Catchy and immediate, Book of Matches shouts the listener a drink and dances them around the room.

“Could Wash No Devil from my Bones” and its’ accompanying video embody what Cherrywood is all about - a rambling late night tale of a child possessed, flowing booze and ridiculous gambling. Directed by Chris Matthews (Batpiss) and shot candidly on location in a fifty year old boxing ring and the band’s usual drinking holes, it shows how they never take themselves too seriously and are generally just idiots.

Another whirlwind tour for the “talented train-wreck” (Unpaved) is coming up to support the new album. A Cherrywood live show is never the same – whether it involves the entire crowd crouch- ing down on the floor before jumping up and dancing, reverse heckling, children and dancing girls on stage or Tim doing the worm on a beer soaked dance floor with a broken arm. The Melbourne launch will kick things off at the Northcote Social Club on Friday the 20th of September. Be sure not to miss it, ‘cause Cherrywood are coming up like last night’s pizza.

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released 20 September 2013

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