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Recording at Church Street 

We went back to where it all began to record our upcoming single, Switch Me Off — Church Street Studios with our old buddy Sean Carey

The song is probably our most ambitious to date, and Sean was the first person we went to in order to get the sound we all dreamed of. Long-time fans will remember Sean engineered and co-produced our debut EP Mystery Highway back in 2015. He's an absolute gun, and what we've come up with this time is something really special that we can't wait to share with you soon. 

Switch Me Off is a song about addiction, and it pulls no punches. That required the absolute best of us in terms of performance, and we knew we'd get nothing less than the best from Sean at Church Street. 

We'll be putting the track out very soon and have plans for our first video clip in the works, too.

Listen: Sincere Karma is out now 

Our new single Sincere Karma is OUT NOW, and we're thrilled. Check it out on Spotify, Apple Music and Google Play, and please give us a review wherever you come across it.

 

We'd like to say a huge thank you to The Brain Studios in Sydney for all the hard work helping us record and produce this track. We had a ball and would highly recommend Clay and the team there to anyone. Also, massive thanks to Golden Robot Records for handing us the honour of being the first artist on it new sub-label X-Ray Records. We'll do you proud.

Lastly, thanks to all of you, our fans, for always being there. Without your love and support, life would be so much more shit :)

Catch you at the live launch THIS SATURDAY 30 June at Frankie's Pizza in Sydney. Details here.

We'll also be bringing it down to Melbourne for a show at Whole Lotta Love Bar on Thursday 19 July. You'll see details of that show on the SHOWS page, too.

 

Sincere Karma launch coming up 

Great news, folks!! We've now set a date for the launch of our new single, and it's not too far away.  

Saturday, 30 June will see us hit the stage at our favourite Sydney hangout, Frankie's Pizza, for a huge celebration as we let loose a brand new track — Sincere Karma.  

Even more exciting — this will be the FIRST EVER single to be released on X-Ray Records, a new subsidiary of Golden Robot Records, the label behind classic Aussie acts like Rose Tattoo, The Superjesus and many more. We're super pumped to have their support, and can't wait to make more future announcements about our second single and a bit of touring action — yes Melbourne, we're coming back!!  

Until then, we'll see you all at Frankie's on 30 June for one massive party!!! All the details are on our SHOWS page. 

Rock on!!

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.

Unveiled: Here's the Mystery Highway cover art 

Today is a big day. Our debut EP, Mystery Highway, has gone in to Troy Horse in Sydney to be printed and pressed, and that means we'll soon have the most awesome new record in town in our dirty little paws within about a fortnight. We're hoping to have it just in time for our show with Silver Cream Insanity on 29 August.

To celebrate, here's a sneak peak at the cover art, designed by the awesome Jacalin Ding with equally awesome photography provided by Meredith Schofield.


To take a listen to the tracks, head to the Music page, and remember if you sign up to our mailing list, you'll get a free download of the title track.

Debut EP Mystery Highway is complete 

The boys with producer Sean Carey (centre) | Pic: Meredith Schofield

 


TRACK LISTING

Mystery Highway
Never Leave You
I Am The Wizard
Life Of Sin

The boys will play these songs and more at their next show when they support Silver Cream Insanity at the Lewisham Hotel in Sydney on 29 August. Check out the Music page for a sneak preview of them all. Remember to sign up for the mailing list, too. When you do, you'll get a full track to download and rock out to.

A quick thanks once again to Sean Carey, picture with the band above, who recorded and co-produced the tracks at Church Street Studios with some seriously amazing skills. Also, thanks to Steve Smart at Studios 301, who mastered everything so beautifully.

Behind the scenes at Church Street 

Here are a few shots taken behind the scenes at Church Street Studios in Sydney as Cigars Of The Pharaoh and producer Sean Carey mixed the four tracks that will be unleashed on you guys in the very near future. Big thanks, as always, to Meredith Schofield for the shots. And standby for a sneak peak at our EP cover photoshoot in the next couple of days, too. We're looking pretty schmick, just quietly.


To see the full set of these pics, check out the Photos page or click here.

Church Street Sessions almost complete 

We're into the final stretch of our recording sessions at Church Street Studios in Sydney, and it's been an amazing few days. We've laid down four tracks with engineer and producer Sean Carey, and as we move into the mixing phase, we couldn't be happier with the sounds he's captured. In fact, we're bloody ecstatic. Here's the track list:

Mystery Highway
Never Leave You
Life Of Sin
I Am The Wizard


We can't wait to unleash the finished product on to your ears in the coming weeks. Can you tell we're excited?



Don't forget to come along to our next show at The Lewisham Hotel in Sydney on 29 August to hear these tunes live, and many more. We're supporting the awesome Silver Cream Insanity, and if our last show together is anything to go by. it's going to be a hell of a night. Don't miss it. Details are in the events section.

Cigars head into the studio 

Things have been moving pretty quick for Cigars Of The Pharaoh and the boys will be heading into the studio to record their debut EP in a few days' time. They'll be laying down four tracks for the record, with Sean Carey at Church Street Studios in Sydney. The plan is to have the record completed and ready for release towards the back end of August, so keep an eye out for news on that as it happens.