For Immediate Release: March 13, 2013; Melbourne, Australia’s Blackchords have received widespread critical acclaim since their 2009 self titled debut. After extensive touring throughout Australia and the UK which included The Great Escape and Liverpool Sound City festivals, the Blackchords have made their way to North America to showcase in L.A., Austin, Toronto and New York. South By South West, Canadian Music Week and Aussie BBQs will be how the guys spend the next few weeks.
2013 is off to a great start with the recent record deal signing with ABC Music, [Australia’s equivalent to Canada’s CBC and Britain’s BBC], who will release the Blackchords second studio album A Thin Line. The band spent most of 2012 working on the album with Grammy Award winning producer David Odlum (The Frames, Gemma Hayes, Josh Ritter) and released the first single ‘Dance, Dance, Dance’. In Jan 2013, Blackchords released the second single “Oh No” and anticipation is sky high for the album’s release in April 2013.
The bands hard work has generated such respect from audiences everywhere that they were able to fund their second album through a fan-funded internet campaign. The result is an album that retains the dark and introspective soul of Blackchords, while also painting a broader and sometimes chemical landscape, drawing on keyboards, vintage guitars, DX and electronic programming previously unused by the band.
Blackchords songs have been featured in the US television shows Shameless (Showtime), Cougar Town (TBS), Teen Mom (MTV) and Being Human (NBC). They have also featured on Australian television shows Underbelly: Razor, Offspring, Rescue Special Ops, and Cops L.A.C. With an ambitious, diverse and energetic approach, the Blackchords’ sound has evolved far beyond the their expectations.
March 14, Austin, BD Rileys Pub (Sounds Australia showcase)
March 15, Austin, Townhouse
March 16, Austin, Maggie Mae’s (Aussie BBQ)
March 22, Hamilton, The Underground
March 23, Toronto, Horseshoe Tavern (Aussie BBQ)
March 23, Toronto, The Annex, CMW showcase
March 24, New York City, Sons Of Essex, (Aussie BBQ)