Announce Debut Album
Out Sept 22nd On Dine Alone
& Head Out On Tour With
Sydney band Food Court today announce the release of their debut album, Good Luck. Set for release on Dine Alone Records, Food Court are the very first Australian band to sign to the esteemed label and release in their home territory, joining an impressive list of artists including the likes of Jimmy Eat World, Marilyn Manson and The Dandy Warhols.
With Food Court’s long-awaited debut long-player this band of brothers reverted to the way things used to be done; laying down 11 killer cuts in less than a week – all recorded live and under the masterful ear of producer John Castle. It seemed fitting that Good Luck would be the final album ever recorded in the legendary Shed Studios – where Castle worked his magic on records from the likes of You Am I, Vance Joy, The Bamboos and more recently Jack River. Glorious 2 and a half minute slices of rock and roll such as ‘Not My Way’ and ‘Slightest Brightest’ sit comfortably amongst some of Castle’s best work – all inner-city attitude and sharp guitars.
While the album was recorded in a week, Food Court worked on the songs over the past year and the result is a classic debut – a scrapbook of stories of lost loves, lost sleep, mistakes, anxious minds and a light drizzling of optimism on top. The album is powered through melody-driven garage punk and performance chops which were finely tuned earlier this year on their inaugural SxSW appearance and touring through the US and Canada.
In the words of Food Court’s Cristian Campano, ”Good Luck is all about making the right choice even after you’ve made a few wrong choices.” And while fans of the band’s first two DIY EP’s will still find their trademark cheeky irreverence very much intact, Campano elaborates, ”Overall we wanted to write songs that were louder, rawer, and straighter to the point than we had previously before.”
The band today release new single ‘I’ve Been Wrong’. National tour dates to be announced. For now, with the impending release of Good Luck we can finally add a new name to the list of Australia’s finest exponents of garage rock, FOOD COURT.
PRE ORDER GOOD LUCK HERE
FOOD COURT ON TOUR WITH TIRED LION
Friday, 15 Sep – Woolly Mammoth, Brisbane Qld
Saturday, 16 Sep – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney NSW
Friday, 22 Sep – Jive Venue, Adelaide SA
Saturday, 23 Sep – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne Vic
AMNPLIFY – BA