Date/Time23 August 2014 @ 9:00pm
Cherrywood’s music features tales of lightning strikes, broken hearts, bar stools and prisons; all brought to life through an array of battered acoustic instruments and a bunch of bar-room vocals. The quartet’s love of Trad. Country and Folk music sits harmoniously with their Punk and Rock n’ Roll lineage to give Cherrywood a sound of their own.After honing their craft touring around the country solidly for the last two years on the back of two singles, ‘No More’ and ‘Broken Heart for Christmas’, they’re finally releasing their debut album – Book of Matches.Recorded by Matt Duffy (Graveyard Train, The Peep Tempel) during a bitter winter in an old country guesthouse, Book of Matches was laid down in two days, straight to tape with minimal overdubs and a swaggering live feel.Book of Matches proves an earnest portrayal of the band’s live show – full of raw energy, fast paced and explosive sing-alongs, including those of guests’ Graveyard Train’s Josh Crawley and Harmony’s Erica Dunn, who add further texture to several songs with slide guitar and backing vocals. Catchy and immediate, Book of Matches shouts the listener a drink and dances them around the room.New single ‘Could Wash No Devil from my Bones’ and its accompanying video captures Cherrywood’s character; a rambling late night tale of a child possessed, flowing booze and other late-night bluster and vices. Directed by Chris Matthews (Batpiss) and shot candidly on location between a fifty year old boxing ring and the band’s usual drinking holes, this video aims to celebrate the countercultures which have existed for decades in the back- streets of inner Melbourne.Having just returned from a massive 3 month Australian tour supporting the album, Cherrywood are going from strength to strength. They’ve shared stages with Cory Branan (USA), The Von Ehrics (USA), Mick Thomas, Graveyard Train, Lanie Lane, Tex Perkins and a whole lot more. Wth plans for an international tour and a new album, 2014 is going to be a massive year for the lads.