27 Listicle Series: Perch Creek

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Energetic folksters Perch Creek are back with a mischievous new single Gold Shop, a thrilling car-chase of a track. The family band have also announced a hilarious, vintage-inspired clip to accompany Gold Shop, directed alongside Honey Editorial.

We asked the band what they would buy if they ever found a ‘ gold shop’

If I could buy 5 things from a “gold shop”…

1) “After The Gold Rush” by Neil Young – Although Neil wasn’t “searching for a heart of gold” until 2 years later, this early album is packed full of great lyrics sung in Young’s shaky lament.

2) “White Gold” by Barry White – Say I invite a girl over for dinner, then wine, then what next? White Gold by Barry White – that’s what’s next…

3) “The Gold Experience” by the artist formerly known as a symbol – This was the first album where Prince was no longer known as Prince and it features a bizarre track called Pussy Control, which I think is Prince’s take on a feminist anthem.

4) “Elvis’ Golden Records” by E. Presley – The King was so ahead of his time, he even put out the first ever “greatest hits” compilation way back in 1958! It only spans two years of his career, which is about how long it takes me to brush my teeth, but he delivers the goods.

5) Elvis’ gold Cadillac – I saved this one til last because it’d take me a while to save up enough. The outside of this supreme Elvis mobile was painted with 40 coats of “translucent pure diamond dust pearl”, made of crushed diamonds and fish scales, while the interior features interior carpet so thick you could lose your Chihuahua in it, as well as six 24 carat gold Elvis 45s stored on the interior roof to be played in the portable turntable. You won’t find this at your local Mitsubishi dealer!

 

The group are set to play a massive run of shows to celebrate the release of the album – expect to see and hear multiple lead vocalists, lots of sibling vocal harmonies and a lot more electric guitar than old fans may be used to, while still maintaining the band’s trademark mix of intensely high energy songs interspersed with atmospheric ballads.

Perch Creek is Camilla Hodgkins on keyboard and vocals, Lear Hodgkins on drums and vocals, Eileen Hodgkins on guitar and vocals, Christi Hodgkins on trombone, saw, harmonica and vocals and James Chandler on bass and vocals.

 

PERCH CREEK AUSTRALIAN TOUR

With special guest Jumpin’ Jack William (excluding *) plus more TBA All tickets available from www.perchcreek.com

THU 31 MAY | FLY BY NIGHT, FREMANTLE WA | 18+ *

SAT 2 – SUN 3 JUN | DENMARK FESTIVAL OF VOICE, DENMARK WA | ALL AGES *

THU 7 JUN | LIZOTTES, NEWCASTLE NSW | ALL AGES FRI 8 JUN | THE METROPOLE GUESTHOUSE, KATOOMBA NSW | ALL AGES SUN 10 JUN | SMITHS ALTERNATIVE, CANBERRA ACT | 18+ THU 14 JUN | BLACK BEAR LODGE, BRISBANE QLD | 18+ FRI 15 JUN | MIAMI MARKETTA, GOLD COAST QLD | ALL AGES * FREE SHOW. SAT 16 JUNE | STAR COURT THEATRE, LISMORE NSW | ALL AGES SUN 17 JUNE | PELICAN PLAYHOUSE, GRAFTON NSW | ALL AGES THU 21 JUNE | THE WORKERS CLUB, GEELONG VIC | 18+ FRI 22 JUNE | THEATRE ROYAL, CASTLEMAINE VIC | 18+

SAT 23 JUNE | THE EVELYN, VIC | 18+ FRI 29 JUNE | JIVE BAR, ADELAIDE SA | 18+

SUN 1 JUL | THORNBURY BOWLS CLUB, MELBOURNE VIC | ALL AGES

FRI 6 JUL | MAJOR TOM’S, KYNETON VIC | ALL AGES

SAT 7 JUL | SANDY POINT MUSIC CLUB, SANDY POINT VIC | ALL AGES

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