Their sound has been described as “wild blues and slick swingin’ country rock n’ roll… with horns” and that’s exactly what this Sydney-based, band-of-seven deliver on their third EP release, ‘Third Time Lucky’. To celebrate, they’ll take their notoriously raucous live show on the road for a stint of launch parties like no other.
Recorded at Linear Studios in Sydney, home to their previous two recordings, ‘Third Time Lucky’ could be the soundtrack to a Hunter S. Thompson meets Quentin Tarantino road movie. The opening track and first single ‘Poor Boy’, conjures up the energy of their stage show, most notably, in the ‘caged-animal’ vocal outro, a result of keeping the band’s frontman, Cyrus Pilko holed up in a windowless studio for three days.
The song unravels into a rollicking, booze-soaked procession of barreling drums, soaring horns and sharp guitar licks led by Pilko’s howling vocals. In the same session they recorded ‘Good to be Bad’, a songwriting collaboration between Cyrus Pilko and trumpet player Tom Wilkinson. The inspiration varies from Russian criminal songs to getaway car chases and a few bottles of Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum.‘Woman in Black’ and ‘The Burning Falcon’ were written just days before entering the studio, allowing them a sense of spontaneity and freedom in the arrangements. The finished product epitomises the band’s sound both in the studio and on stage.
Papa Pilko and The Binrats will launch the new record ‘Third Time Lucky’ in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. The EP is available through Bandcamp from December 3rd.
Saturday December 7 – The Basement – Sydney
Friday January 17 – The Joynt – Brisbane
Friday January 24 – The Workers Club – Melbourne