Melbourne locals Andrew Swift & The Rattlesnake Choir have announced the release of a new EP, Up With The Anchor out June 28. They’ll be celebrating with an east coast tour playing the Palm Hotel (Gold Coast) June 23, Bendigo Hotel (Melb) June 29, an in-store performance at Fist2Face Records (Melb) June 30, and another hometown show at the John Curtin Hotel on August 4.
Having shared stages with Evermore, Matt Corby, The Paper Kites, Diesel and more, the band are no strangers to the live scene, “we’re not a smoke and mirrors kind of band, what you see is what you get, four guys who are passionate about music doing their thing live…we like to have a laugh, we’re there for a good time just as much as the audience is,” explains Swift.
The main theme of the EP follows the concept of being restless and wanting to escape to somewhere new, inspiring the song lyric and EP title Up With The Anchor.
Lead single Refer To The Atlas is a toe tapper and works as the perfect introduction to the EP with an engaging melody and a memorable hook. The video clip for the song was produced and directed by talented Melbourne digital arts agency, Dads Old Axe. “I was lucky enough to get the two Nicks from Dadsoldaxe on board and after hearing the song they presented me with a stop frame concept of a boat being pushed across a field… it was an exhausting day of boat pushing but the end result was definitely worth it,” jokes Swift.
Andrew Swift & The Rattlesnake Choir is Andrew Swift (lead vocals, guitar), Colin Dawson (guitar), Matt Davenport (bass) and Nate Hill (drums).
June 23 – Palm Hotel, Gold Coast, QLD w/ Candice Mcleod
June 29 – Bendigo Hotel, Collingwood, VIC w/ Jonesez, Escapegoats, Donnie Dureau
June 30 – Fist2Face Records Instore, VIC
August 4 – John Curtin Hotel, VIC