This is the newest in the acoustic run of singles from Chris, TPCM, which is short for This Poisonous Corporate Machine!! It 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. Support indie music and purchase the song from iTunes now!!
My next single, “TPCM” (short for This Poisonous Corporate Machine) will be hitting digital outlets tomorrow being July the 16th in Australia!!!
Despite the artwork possibly giving the vibe of a heavy track ( ? ), the single is actually another acoustic number, with the dark vibe of the cover very much intentional as the lyrics come from that kind of place.
I’m totally stoked with what Dan Verkys came up with from my rambling that I call a concept, and would definitely rate this cover as one of my all time favourites by him!!
Will have a video hitting my youtube channel tomorrow night as per usual with this set of songs. Stay tuned!!
That’s right folks, the latest single is up for your listening pleasure. This is the latest in the run of acoustic songs from Chris’ acoustic sessions that took place during downtime from tracking for The Feckers debut album at Melbourne Records.
This one features Dennis Leeflang on drums and Chris on guitars, bass, keys and vocals, while the mixing was handled by Dennis also, mastering by Maor Appelbaum, and artwork by Dan Verkys.
The official video is below. It was shot a few weeks back at The Palace Hotel in Camberwell during a solo acoustic gig there. Much thanks to Richard Anderson and Stephen Titter who helped out with the shoot, and Steve Legg for having me play there!
“You’re Not Alone” is the next of my acoustic singles that’ll be coming out this Wednesday, April the 17th!! Won’t be doing a preview video this time due to things being pretty insanely busy, so for now, here’s the artwork as created by Dan Verkys, featuring the modelling debut of our boy Kedi!!
The track features Dennis Leeflang on drums / mixing, and was mastered by Maor Appelbaum. It’ll be hitting digital outlets on Wednesday as well as there being a full length video hitting my Youtube channel. Big thanks to my good mates Breakfree and The Titman for not only coming down, but helping with filming for this single at The Palace Hotel back in March. Also thanks so Steve Legg for putting me on at late notice!!
The new single, “To Be” has just hit the Bandcamp store!!! Due to the companies I usually release through digitally dragging their heels a bit on this one, I wanted it to be available on schedule, hence why it’s up on Bandcamp first – will still be hitting iTunes and all the usual sites later on.
Later on today I’ll be posting the full length video for the song also!! More info available in SINGLES.
That’s right folks!! The next in my run of singles that are happening before the next full release of CS music. This is another acoustic based song, from the same Melbourne Records sessions as the previous one “From Within”, with lead vocals recorded earlier this month at home.
Joining me on this one are Paul Jolley on keys, and Dennis Leeflang on drums. Once again it was also mixed by Dennis, mastered by Maor Appelbaum, with artwork by Dan Verkys, and photography by David DeRoach during my first time playing at The Espy in St Kilda, which makes this one a special piece as I’ve loved that place ever since my first visit in the early 2000’s and always dreamed of playing there!!
The latest on things here is that last night I sent over some revised liner notes to Dan Verkys for the cover, and asked Stew about making one final final change to one song, and that is it!!!
In the meantime, I wanted to start revealing some info to you folks who have been so supportive through this whole thing, so here’s what I’m going to do.
Anyone who has been a subscriber to either my Facebook Music Page, Twitter Page, or Myspace Blog will get some updates from me over the next few days – cover art, sound samples etc which I’ll send out directly (they won’t be posted on the main page for the general public until a bit later). Just my way of saying thanks to you guys for being there and believing.
If you’re not subscribed, but would like to be, there is still time!!! Will leave it a few days for any new folks that would like to sign up, so check out the info below. Note that any of the following will get you the updates – while you’re more than welcome to, there’s no need to sign up to all 3 sites to get the info. One will do!
Much thanks all!! Looking forward to getting this out there to you all!!!
Chris is a guitarist / songwriter from Melbourne, Australia, founding member of The Feckers, and is currently putting out a song "every month or so" with TCSO, as well as occasional gigs with Hobart based Metallica tribute band Cunning Stunts and solo acoustic too!!!
Feel free to get in touch if you need a guitarist for your project and like what you hear around the site - I'm very much open to providing tracks for your stuff or even collaborating. Don't be shy!