Brand new single in the can
It's been a long time coming, but we've finally finished recording a brand new single, which we'll be officially releasing in a few months.
The track is Sincere Karma, and while we've been playing it for a while at our live shows, we've only just had the opportunity to get in the studio and record it. In fact it's the first studio recording we've done since Mystery Highway back in 2015, and as most of our fans know, a fair bit has changed for us in that time.
Here's a sneak peak, with more to come soon.
Most significantly, of course, our line-up has changed twice, and since we've now become very settled with two guitar-duelling superstars, we figured it was time to lay down some of the goodness Figgy and Stefano have brought to COTP for all the world to hear..
We headed into The Brain Studios in Sydney, where Clayton Segelov and Matt Clarke were on hand to engineer and help produce the track, which we managed to finish in little more than a day.
Honestly, we could not be happier with how it's all turned out. Clay and Matt are true masters of their trade and captured some seriously incredible sounds for us, and we thank them enormously for their amazing work.
Speaking of playing live, we've got a couple of big shows coming up to kick off the new year in style. The first is at Frankie's Pizza in Sydney on 27 January, which is the Australia Day long weekend, so we know it's going to be a big night. The second is on 16 February at The Townie in Newtown. You'll hear Sincere Karma in full at both those shows, as well as a whole heap of other tunes and a few cheeky surprises we've been working on.
Can't wait to see you all there.
Sincere Karma live at frankie's
We had such a wicked time at Frankie's last weekend. Thankfully it didn't go unrecorded. Here's a little clip from the show of our new track Sincere Karma, which went down pretty well.
Cigars play a ripping return at Frankie's
Having spent a few months re-organising the Cigars Of The Pharaoh line-up, it was so awesome to get back on stage and play live again at Frankie's Pizza in Sydney. It was a packed out show, and we couldn't have been happier at seeing all your smiling faces once again, and man, some of the dance moves were just incredible. We had air guitarists everywhere, air drummers, probably some air singers too. Most of all, we had a crowd that was totally up for the night, as we all were after all that time away.
The setlist, which included a few new tracks, was as follows:
Never Leave You
Something's Going Down
Little Monster (Royal Blood Cover)
Thanks so much to everyone who made it out. You made the evening a truly special one, and we can't wait to see you all again in a couple of weeks when we play with our buddies from Napoleonic at the Town Hall Hotel in Newtown. Bring it on!!!
new guitars, new cigars
A couple of months ago, we welcomed our new guitarist Stefano Lo Cascio to the Cigars Of The Pharaoh fold. The other good news is that we're now a two-guitar line-up. Figgy is moving from four strings back to six, and bass is being handled by a secret wizard in a box next to Toby.
Speaking of Toby, he was away for a few weeks, but now he's back and we're back in rehearsals preparing for a couple of upcoming shows, which we'll be using to launch Stefano on to the world. We've written a couple of bangin' new tunes, which we'll be playing at Frankie's on 29 July and also The Townie on 12 August. More details on those shows are on the events page.
Needless to say, we're all very excited about what Stefano has brought to Cigars. He's a seriously killer player, and with Figgy alongside, our guitar sounds are even more massive, and will really light up your insides like nothing else we've ever produced before.
So make sure you're around for our Sydney shows. We'll have a lot more to report soon. Sorry we've been away for so long, but rest assured, we're well and truly back.
Also, a big thanks to Brendan Sas for the awesome new shots.