The Forresters single release ‘I Need to Know’ will be available on Spotify and all online music stores next Friday the 4th of October - enjoy!
Finished mastering the last of the 25 songs for The Foresters albums yesterday with Michael Carpenter at his Love Hz Studios. I started writing these tunes in 2013. Recorded 14 songs with Wayne Connolly at Alberts in 2015 and the rest of the songs have come together bit by bit over the last two years with Wayne and Michael.
I’ve been very fortunate to have a fantastic group of musicians who have lovingly added to the essence of these songs and to top it off, the tracks were mixed by Mitch Easter.
I had a great day yesterday, just sitting there and listening.
It’s been a long and drawn out process but I couldn't be more pleased with the outcome.
The first album will be released next April - a single is coming out on Spotify next Friday the 4th. I hope you all get a chance to hear the tunes. Cheers, Anthony
Big thanks to Juanjo Mestre for reviewing The Forresters EP in Spanish music blog Exile SH Magazine - much appreciated! To read the review, here’s the link
The second single release from The Forresters’ ‘About You’ EP - ‘Beautiful Mess’ - will be available through Spotify and online stores on Friday August the 16th.
Mitch Easter and I mixing The Forresters’ version of Big Star’s ‘Thirteen’ from protools to 2”tape.
Took the subway to Brooklyn this morning. Stopped into Retrofret Guitars - played a number of vintage Gibson acoustic guitars from the 20s to the 50s - beautiful tones and a lot of fun!
Had a great time mixing tracks with Mitch Easter at his Fidelitorium studio in North Carolina. Pictured is Mitch’s new desk and control room.
Many thanks to Margaret from 96.5 Inner FM in Melbourne. We covered a range of issues in our interview this morning - the ins and outs of the making of our new EP - my dog Jimmy got some air time too. Margaret was good enough to play 3 of the tracks from our ‘About You’ EP.
I’m heading to the States on Saturday to mix a bunch of songs at The Fidelitorium in North Carolina with Mitch Easter. A number of these tracks will be on the second Forresters album scheduled for release in March 2020. This image is of me (left) and Mitch mixing the second Orange Humble album way back in 2002.
Another excellent day in Love Hertz studio with percussion player Jess Ciampa and Michael Carpenter at the controls. The very talented Brielle Davis also came to sing on a couple of tracks - a very fun day!
Had a great day recording strings with Dora, Emma & Annie from Vixen Strings. Thanks to Michael Carpenter from Love Hertz.
Thanks to everyone who came to our EP launch last night at The Gasoline Pony. Big thanks to Falon Cush for playing with us and Suzy Goodwin for the photo.
A video still from the upcoming video release for the track ‘About You’. The clip was shot at Home@735 Gallery and produced by Michael Carpenter.
The Forresters will be launching a new EP at the Gasoline Pony in Marrickville on Thursday the 9th of May.
Also playing will be the fabulous Fallon Cush. Hope to see you there!
‘Live in the Lounge’
The Forresters will be playing some songs at the gallery on Thursday the 14th of March. Joining me will be Matt Galvin (Perry Keyes) on guitar and Brielle Davis (Not Good with Horses) on vocals. Kicking off at 7pm, the set will feature tunes from The Forresters soon to be released EP.
Come along to hear some music and see some great artwork in our ‘Melbourne Comes to Sydney’ exhibition - join us for drinks from 6-8pm. The performance and opening will be filmed as part of The Forresters music video.
Had a great day recording yesterday with two of my favourite singers - Brielle Davis (left) and Katie Brianna.
With Michael Carpenter at the controls at his LoveHertz studio, working on new songs for the upcoming Forresters EP and album release.
Matt Galvin (left) and me playing at the Civic Hotel last Thursday.
The Forresters are playing a spot at the Civic Hotel for the launch of John Rooney’s new album. We will be on stage at about 8.30pm.
A very enjoyable day recording keyboards with Cameron Bruce at Love Hertz Studio. Piano, hammond organ and Wurlitzer - great sounds and direction from engineer/producer Michael Carpenter and great performances by Cameron. New tracks for the upcoming The Forresters EP - planning a March 2019 release.
Had a great day recording with Matt Galvin (guitar) and engineer/producer Michael Carpenter at his Love Hertz studio in Leichhardt. The Forresters are recording 6 new tracks for an upcoming EP and LP release in 2019. Heading in next week for a day of keyboards with Cameron Bruce.
The Forresters will be playing at the Golden Barley in Enmore on Sunday the 29th of October with special guest singer/songwriter, Stephanie Cherote. Music kicks off around 5pm - hope to see you there!
Many thanks to music writer Dennis Pilon for the story about The Forresters on the Pop rock Record - ‘songs with a hook’ blog. Also featured are Rhett Miller, Steve Deaton Three, Dawes, the Jayhawks, and Midnight North. Check out the blog here.
The Forresters music is now available on Bandcamp.
The Forresters are playing the early spot at the Union Hotel in Newtown this afternoon - if you are in the hood, come on down! We are on around 4.30pm.
The Forresters will be performing at the White Horse Hotel in Surry Hills on Thursday the 20th of July. The show kicks off from 7.30pm - we will be joined by Fallon Cush who will be playing their soon to be released single 'Long Shot'.
Thanks to everyone who came to the Golden Barley last night - great to see so many old faces there.
Thanks to everyone who came to our show at the Gasoline Pony in Marrickville. Big thanks also to Fallon Cush and PJ Orr for playing.
The Forresters will be playing two shows with fellow country posters Fallon Cush next month. We will be at the Gasoline Pony in Marrickville on Wednesday the 3rd of May and The Golden Barley on Thursday the 11th - hope to see you there!
A couple of shots from our show last night at The Golden Barley Hotel in Enmore with Not Good With Horses.
The Forresters will be playing an acoustic set 'Live in the Lounge' on Thursday the 9th of March at Home@735 Gallery. There will be artist talks from 5pm and the band will perform around 6pm.
The Forresters EP is now available through US power pop store Kool Kat Musik
Next Saturday the 16th of July I will be heading into 2RRR for an interview and a few live songs on the Sydney Sounds show. You can listen on line at 2RRR. The show goes to air from 6-8pm.
Thanks to Addison de Witt from Spanish music site Rock and More for his review on The Forresters EP.
Melbourne artist and musician Mick Turner, best known for his work in seminal Australian band Dirty Three, will be exhibiting a series of paintings and small sculptures at Home@735 Gallery opening next Wednesday the 6th from 6-8pm. This is a video for the track 'All Gone' by Mick Turner from his album 'Don't Tell the Driver'.
Thanks to everyone who came to our EP launch at The Bearded Tit. Check out some images below - thanks to Steve McLaren for the photos.
The Forresters EP is now available at Title in Crown Street Surry Hills.
Thanks to Ivan from Melbourne's 3ZZZ program 'Polyfonix' for last nights interview.
Big thanks to Spanish review site Woody Jagger for their piece on the EP.
Thanks to 2SER Radio in Sydney for featuring 'On My Way' this week.
The Forresters EP in now available at Redeye Records in Sydney.
The Forresters will be launching their EP at The Bearded Tit in Redfern on Saturday June the 25th from 4-7pm.