IT takes a courageous band to knock again Glastonbury.
On the planet of reside music, there’s arguably no pageant that is extra iconic than the outdated sludge within the mud.
The English ceremony of passage has hosted everybody from legendary rockers Paul McCartney and Bruce Springsteen to the most well liked modern expertise like Kendrick Lamar and Beyonce.
However when Glastonbury got here calling to Australian soul-rockers The Teskey Brothers, they politely declined.
“We observed with the large festivals we have finished in America that after they give you that sum of money, sure it is an absolute honour to play these festivals, but it surely’s an enormous inform of what they consider you and the place they’re going to place you on the pageant,” Sam Teskey says over Zoom from the UK.
“We have finished just a few festivals sufficient to know what meaning and what time you will be on and what stage you are gonna be on.”
The ballsy gamble paid off. The promoters got here again a yr later with a revised supply and later this month the siblings from Warrandyte, in Melbourne’s north-east outskirts, will make their Glastonbury debut subsequent to US rock heavyweights Queens Of The Stone Age and The Conflict On Medication.
“We’re blown away with that,” Sam says. “That provide got here to the desk fairly lately and we had been stoked as a result of we would beforehand turned down Glastonbury as a result of it wasn’t the proper slot and time.”
The Glastonbury resolution is indicative of the arrogance Sam and his older sibling Josh have of their band. Because the launch of their breakthrough second album Run House Gradual in 2019, their nostalgic model of ’60s soul-rock has continued to be warmly embraced by an ever-growing fan base.
They’ve received 4 ARIA Awards, launched a number of reside albums, dabbled in aspect tasks and turn into one among Australia’s most bankable reside acts.
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So it got here as a shock final November when it was introduced that drummer Liam Gough and bassist Brendon Love had been exiting the four-piece, leaving simply Josh (vocals, guitar) and Sam (lead guitar).
Gough and Love had been with the band since its 2008 inception.
“I believe we wanted to convey it again to the roots, of simply me and Josh, to ensure that us to proceed on actually,” Sams says. “That was our foremost factor actually.
“It was both form of hand over or get again to the roots a little bit bit with me and Josh.”
Shortly after Gough and Love’s departure, Sam and Josh headed to Sydney to start recording album No.3 with producer Eric J Dubowsky, who’s greatest recognized for working with digital juggernauts Flume and The Chemical Brothers.
Whereas initially it seemed like a weird union, Sam says working with Dubowksy was a revelation.
“The preliminary factor is we simply received on with him rather well after we first met him,” he says.
“We received chatting and realised, regardless of what our musical style variations had been, the primary function of a producer is to essentially get the very best efficiency out of the music you play. Regardless of who we received, Josh and I’d have caught fairly true to what we usually do.”
The result’s The Winding Means. The primary half of the file is basic Teskey Brothers.
Josh’s wealthy vocal covers all the pieces like a candy molasses and the nice and cozy horns contemporary out the soulful preparations on the fast Oceans Of Feelings and London Bridge.
A standard accusation levelled at The Teskey Brothers is that they are overly by-product of soul legends like Otis Redding and Wilson Pickett, however because the second half of The Winding Means performs out, it is obvious Josh and Sam had been in a experimental temper.