Singles

like_yesterday_lower_resLike Yesterday – October 2013 [ Buy]

The last single in the acoustic run of songs, remembers and thanks my parents Bysh and Irene Szkup for everything they gave me in life. Featuring Lyris Hung (USA) on strings, and myself on guitars and vocals, it was mixed by Dennis Leeflang (USA), mastered by Andy VanDette (USA), with artwork by Dan Verkys (AUS). My guitars were recorded by Ren Reich at Reich Records, Melbourne, Australia.

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Music Keeps Me Sane – August 2013 [ Music Video | Buy]

The fourth single from The Feckers, featuring Carl Lindquist (Sweden) on vocals, David Austin (NZ) on bass, Dennis Leeflang (USA) on drums and Chris Szkup (Australia) on guitars, keys and uke. The song was written by Chris and Richard Anderson, mixed by Dennis Leeflang, mastered by Maor Appelbaum, with artwork by Dan Verkys!!

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TPCM - resizeTPCM – July 2013 [ Music Video | Buy]

Short for “This Poisonous Corporate Machine”, this one features Paul Jolley on Keys, and Chris on guitars and vocals, with mixing by Dennis Leeflang, mastering by Maor Appelbaum and artwork by Dan Verkys. Inspired by some less than ideal happenings in his early working life, and in some ways, a sibling song to the previous single “You’re Not Alone”. While the artwork almost lends itself to a heavy metal type of song, this was purposely done given the dark vibes that the songs lyrics talk about. This cover is one of my all time favourite Dan Verkys pieces!!!

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You're Not AloneYou’re Not Alone – April 2013 [ Music Video | Buy]

This one is another from the “Melbourne Records” collection of songs, with all the backing music being done there a few years back. When it came time to finish the song, I did lead guitar and lead vocals and home, with Dennis adding his drums in NYC and it was a done deal! As well as Dennis Leeflang‘s always mighty drumming, he also mixed, while Maor Appelbaum did mastering, and Dan Verkys did artwork! The cat you see there is our very own by the name of Kedi, and I shot the photo in our backyard at the time. Really liked the photo and the idea of having him on a piece and Dan did the rest!

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To Be – October 2012 [ Preview | Music Video | Buy]

The latest in the run of solo singles from Chris that will be coming before the next full length release, “To Be” was started at Melbourne Records in between early sessions for the Feckers “It’d Be Rude Not To” album, and finished off at home earlier this month. The track features Paul Jolley (England) on keys, Dennis Leeflang on drums and mixing (USA), while the mastering was handled by Maor Appelbaum Mastering (USA), artwork by Dan Verkys (Australia), and photography by David De Roach (Australia).

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Far From Done – October 2012 [ Preview | Purchase ]

The third single released in the lead up to the completion of “It’d Be Rude Not To”, this mellower dose of Feckery features Yohei Eto (Japan) on lead vocals, Paul Jolley (England) on keys, Dennis Leeflang on drums and mix (at The Groove Cabin, New Jersey, USA), and Chris Szkup on guitars and bass, with the mastering again by Maor Appelbaum Mastering (NYC) and Artwork by Dan Verkys (Melbourne, Australia).

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Wasted Years – April 2012 [ Preview | Download ]

The second single released in the lead up to the completion of “It’d Be Rude Not To”, this acoustic take on the classic Iron Maiden song features Irene Slade on vocals, Mathew Szkup on guitars, Dennis Leeflang on drums and mix (at The Groove Cabin, New Jersey, USA), and Chris Szkup on guitars and bass, with the mastering again by Maor Appelbaum Mastering (NYC) and Artwork by Dan Verkys (Melbourne, Australia). The song was picked up by radio in a few different countries on the day of it’s release and is receiving positive feedback which isn’t something to be sneezed at where something as risky and potentially sacrilegious as reinterpreting an Iron Maiden song is concerned!!

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From Within – March 2012 [ Preview | Music Video | Buy ]

2012 Acoustic version of one of the first song I ever recorded solo back in 1999. This version features Lyris Hung on strings and myself on guitars, bass and percussion. Recorded by Ren Reich at Reich Records (Melbourne, Australia) and Dennis Leeflang at The Groove Cabin (NYC), Mixed by Mark Chierego at Open Plan Studios (Melbourne, Australia) and Mastered by Maor Appelbaum Mastering (NYC), Artwork by Dan Verkys (Melbourne, Australia).

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Just – Jan 2012 [ read more | sample | buy ]

Debut Single by The Feckers, featuring Roy Bratbakken on vocals, Dennis Leeflang on drums and mix, Myself on guitars and bass. One of the first songs written by Richard Anderson (lyrics) and myself back in the late 1990′s, this is the first in a run of songs being released to keep anyone out there waiting for the full length album (and us too) occupied while the album is mixed, mastered and printed. “Just” was Mastered by Maor Appelbaum Mastering (NYC) and Artwork by Dan Verkys (Melbourne, Australia).

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