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The Chronics

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia | INDIE

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia | INDIE
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"The Chronics team with Aussie pop icon on new release"

Sydney’s Northern beaches pop rock band the Chronics have teamed up with 70s pop icon and acclaimed producer Garth Porter to produce their latest recording.

The Chronics recruitment of Porter – a songwriter and part of Australia‘s pop heritage in 70s super-group Sherbet - was motivated by the desire to work with a producer born of true musicality.

“It was a thrill to work with someone who connected with the vision that we had for the record and the experience to tease out the best from the band. I feel the result is a collection of unique songs with character and depth,” said Greg Townley, lead singer of The Chronics.

‘Oh Yeah’, a six track EP which, while still retaining the signature Chronics sound, explores more than ever the bands extensive influences. The Chronics have drawn inspiration from the defining music eras of the 60s/70s, with bands such as The Kinks, Sunnyboys, UK Squeeze, right through to more current artists such as Badly Drawn Boy, Weezer, and Pete Yorn.

‘Oh Yeah’ marks the fourth release for The Chronics and with it the band has evolved both lyrically and musically. Greg Townley shines as a wordsmith, crawling inside critical moments in love and life, and delivering a profound perspective from the inside looking out. The band’s sparkling guitarscapes provoke Townley’s best vocal performance to date, capturing The Chronics trademark humouristic irony.

From the title track ‘Oh Yeah’ - a Beatlesque reflection on daily life – and the infectious harmonies of ‘Candy’, to the rock glitz of ‘Hollywood’ and eastern toning of ‘Come With Me’, ‘Oh Yeah’ is as diverse as it is immediate.
- Drum Media, Manly Daily, MX Daily newspaper


Discography

Feel This Way EP 2003
Keys To Your Mojo 2005
Switch Me On 2007
Oh Yeah 2009

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In 2003 two singing/guitar playing brothers from Sydney, Jules and Greg Townley, left separate bands to join musical forces and embark on a magical journey of rock. Along the way they adopted two other brothers from different mothers, UK bassist Lee North and drummer Grant Colquhouon, and ended up as THE CHRONICS.

Since then The Chronics have ripped the floorboards of Sydney’s finest venues with their infectious pop/rock tunes, steadily increasing their faithful followers, regularly gathering for a Chronic cleansing. The Chronics understand that people need a place to hook up, lube the liver, work on personal dance moves that frighten small children and generally unleash the beast within. Almost more of a community service really, a roving center for self improvement!

After 6 years of uniting in song and brotherhood, touching the masses, releasing two EPs (Feel This Way followed by Keys to your Mojo), and a mini album (Switch Me On) The Chronics signed on with Shock Music for publishing rights to their work.

The Chronics’ first single Oh Yeah from the fourth coming album is slated for release November 15th, with digital distribution through Shock Music, available on iTunes, Bigpond Music and other fine on-line retailers world wide.

So smash the piggy bank and get ready to get your freak on with The Chronics in the car, at home, work, your local place of worship, or best place of all…at one of their many upcoming gigs.