The energetic folksters Perch Creek are back with a mischievous new single Gold Shop,. The family band have also announced
a hilarious, vintage-inspired clip to accompany Gold Shop, directed alongside Honey Editorial. In celebration of
the album + video, the group are heading out on an epic national tour, gracing the Metropole Guesthouse in Katoomba with their dynamic
onstage presence on Friday June 8 (all ages).
The single, ‘Gold Shop’ is the second taste of Perch Creek’s new self-titled album – an eclectic and innovative
collection of harmony-driven folk, evocative pop and offbeat soul, set for release on April 13.
Gold Shop is a serious groover - funky as all get out, but still hitting that pop song bullseye. It’s not only the irresistible music,
but also the enjoyably perplexing storyline that makes you want to watch this video over and over again.
The clip for Gold Shop is an out-and-out winner – imaginative, fun, and channelling the best bits of those brilliantly corny 70’s action flicks that
keep you on the edge of your seat. With a sprinkle of inspiration from the classic Beastie Boys film clip for Sabotage, the clip follows an escapade of the group.
Reflecting on the clip, band-member, James Chandler says, “It wasn't until we met Sasha, who directed and shot the film with Honey Editorial, that
the screenplay really took shape. They capitalised on our comic acting and made full use of our vintage car and bike collection to create an epic,
hilarious and at times confounding 4 and a half minute action flick. It's definitely the coolest video we've done yet.”
Gold Shop is almost an anomaly on this diverse new album from Perch Creek. Recorded and produced by J. Walker (Paul Kelly, Jen Cloher, Machine Translations) and mixed in collaboration with Andy Stewart (Gotye), stunning arrangements
and glorious harmonies abound, soaring particularly high across the divine album-closer Belle. The opening track ‘Why Won’t You Come Home’ features brooding rock organ over lamenting vocals in the verses, breaking into a head bopping major-key chorus. The song is driven by pulsing bass
lines that continue to groove their way through Mama Sings and the rest of the album.
In keeping with the creative process honed on previous albums, all the music and lyrics on this release were written in a five-way collaboration between
band members. This album has been a long time coming and marks a distinct change in direction for the band,
as James explains: “After our last album we felt that our folk/roots/jugband phase had come to a natural conclusion so when it came to writing
this album we just jammed and let the music come naturally. Lyrically there's some themes of disillusionment, a lot of reflectiveness plus a random
song about a gold heist...”
Gold Shop releases March 23, and Perch Creek will available through MGM distribution on April 13.
About the National Tour
The group are set to play a massive run of shows to celebrate the release of the album, with the national tour swinging through the regional and metropolitan
cities in NSW, ACT, QLD, SA, WA and VIC and reaching Katoomba on Fri June 8. In concert, 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 Australian Tour Fri 8 Jun | The Metropole Guesthouse, Katoomba Nsw | All Ages
With special guest Jumpin’ Jack William (excluding *) plus more TBA
All tickets available from www.perchcreek.com
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.