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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.

New guitars, new Cigars 

A couple of months ago, we welcomed our new guitarist Stefano Lo Cascio to the Cigars Of The Pharaoh fold. He's the cool cat standing on the left of the picture above. 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, too, 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 Shows 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.