The highly anticipated Live At The Forum album by The Teskey Brothers will now be officially released on all services on Friday, 15 May – including on limited-edition double blue vinyl, CD & all digital services. The live album was recorded to analogue tape during the band’s sold-out four night stand at the beloved Melbourne venue last November.
Says Sam Teskey, “We thought we’d try and record a live album with a tape machine, which is madness, but that’s our format so it’s the way we wanted to do it.”
The album release date news comes in the middle of The Teskey Brothers’ ‘Stay Home Slow’ virtual tour – where in lieu of live shows, the band have been premiering exclusive live performances at scheduled times. So far, they’ve released ‘Jealous Guy’ (John Lennon cover), ‘San Francisco’ and today, their 2019 hit ‘So Caught Up’. You can check ‘Jealous Guy’ out below.
Live At The Forum features songs from the band’s two critically acclaimed albums, Run Home Slow (2019) and Half Mile Harvest (2017), as well as a special cover of John Lennon’s ‘Jealous Guy’. Alongside the CD & digital release, the live album will be available on 180g double-blue gatefold vinyl. A limited version (with a different front cover) will also be made available exclusively to indie record stores.
In further news, the band have been nominated for three APRA Awards – including Breakthrough Songwriter Of The Year, Most Performed Blues & Roots Work and Song Of The Year (for ‘I Get Up’). The ceremony will be streamed live on May 26.
The decision to release a live album was a natural one for The Teskey Brothers, who’ve spent the past few years captivating audiences around the world. Their non-stop touring schedule has included sold out shows across Australia & NZ (20+ sold-out dates in 2019 alone), New York, LA, San Francisco, Denver, Toronto, London, Dublin, Manchester, Glasgow, Paris, Amsterdam, Zurich and more. The band have also played to mammoth crowds at festivals such as Latitude Festival (UK), Firefly (US), North Sea Jazz (Netherlands), Bonnaroo (US), and at home, Splendour in the Grass, Meredith Music Festival & Byron Bay’s Bluesfest, to name a few.
2019 was an incredible year for the Warrandyte four-piece. The timeless Run Home Slow captured the hearts of music fans and critics across the world, earning the band three ARIA Awards (alongside a breathtaking performance of ‘Rain’ at the event), four Music Victoria Awards and a Grammy Nomination for Best Engineer Album, Non-Classical, recognising Paul Butler & Sam Teskey as the album engineers along with Melbourne’s Joe Carra as mastering engineer.
Run Home Slow debuted at No.2 on the ARIA Album chart in August and stayed in the top 7 for four consecutive weeks. A testament to the dedication of their loyal and new fans alike, release week also saw Run Home Slow and their debut, Half Mile Harvest sit at #1 and #2 respectively on the iTunes Album Chart.
Live At The Forum is out on 15 May and can be pre-ordered here.