After two years of reclusive work since his last EP Corners, Melbourne-based songwriter-musician Chris Pickering releases Canyons, a new collection of original songs showcasing his inspired union of urbane, classic pop songwriting, and atmospheric desert-rock.
Co-produced with both Adrian Mauro, aka Machine Age, and Andrija Tokic (Alabama Shakes), and recorded in Joshua Tree, California, and Nashville, TN, the album features Pickering’s gift for melody and intriguing lyricism, like a Laurel Canyon sound for the 21st century, combined with swirling psychedelic pedal steel guitar and stratospheric keyboards, locked in with a driving rhythm section and majestic twangy guitars.
Upcoming Key Performance Dates:
Canyons Album Launch – The Gasometer Hotel, Sunday August 28th
With special guests Darling James and On Diamond
Canyons Brisbane Launch – The Milk Factory, Friday September 23rd
With special guests Silent Feature Era, and TBC.
‘Canyons’ is released on Resuscitation Records on August 23rd 2016, and will be available online at the Chris Pickering Bandcamp store and at digital distributors everywhere.