Cousin Tony's Brand New Firebird

The Lab

Cousin Tony's Brand New Firebird

8:30pm, Sat 15 October, 2022

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Having endured multiple lockdowns and canceled gigs, Cousin Tony’s Brand New Firebird are now poised for the wide open road and are excited to come to The Lab to support their upcoming album, 'Red Dirt Angel'.

Today beloved Melbourne band Cousin Tony’s Brand New Firebird release their driving latest single  ‘Red Dirt Angel’, and announce details about their album tour kicking off in September. On their new track, Lachlan Rose proves again that he can combine addictive melodies and poetic lyrics with a comment on modern Australia. Along with the other tracks from their new album, ‘Red Dirt Angel’ was written during the last Melbourne lockdown.

“An Australia dreamscape, ‘Red Dirt Angel’ was the first song that opened up the doors to ‘Smiles of Earth’ - the album it now belongs to. Somewhere during our lengthy Melbourne lockdowns I began dreaming constantly of the outback. The red dirt angel was a faceless usher who continuously led me through the arid, red-earth deserts of Australia. I longed to be behind the wheel of a filthy car with no real destination. For one reason or another, that visual represented ultimate freedom for me, which is the one thing none of us had. The song followed shortly. It’s unapologetically Australian, euphoric and a contribution to the wonderful world of road trip music.” Lachlan Rose (Vox/Piano/Synths/Guitar)

‘Red Dirt Angel’ is a timeless and intricate song - an ode to the arid adventures awaiting us in the post-pandemic world. It was mixed by Melbourne-born, Los Angeles-based talent Matthew Neighbour (Matt Corby, The Avalanches, Sky Ferreira) and co-produced by Stephen Charles (Ali Barter, Gretta Ray) and Lachlan Rose at The Aviary in Melbourne.  

“I think we’re the kind of band that wins people over one heart at a time. Playing shows is fundamental to who we are. The last few years have reminded us with absolute certainty that there is nothing quite like the live music experience, and we couldn’t be more excited or more grateful to be on the road again.”