Melbourne band ‘Cousin Tony’s Brand New Firebird’ have just released their brand new album, as well as a headlining tour to go along with it. Electric Brown is the title, and the use of old school instrumentation, production techniques and song writing style, is the sound.
With strong yet sweet vocals throughout nine of the songs on this album, the band also include two songs that are purely instrumental, which gives off a nice relaxing vibe. Ultimately, it’s a good mix with standout tracks ‘Morning Person’, ‘Something In The Air’ and album opener ‘Blaze’, which is a mellow, transcending track on its own.
Due to being highly distinctive and modern, Electric Brown sounds like an album that was made for the audiences of 2018, but also sounds like it was written and recorded in the 1970’s.
With an album that has had so much work and attention put into it, it’s no wonder that Cousin Tony’s Brand New Firebird are rapidly becoming one of Australia’s most exciting, diverse and acclaimed young bands.
Reviewed Chloe Cicero