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Feb4

Old Mates After Party

Hideaway Bar, 156 Enmore Road, Enmore

It's the day after Old Mates Block Party 2018 and you're a bit hungover. Your heatstroke has gone away and you're feeling slightly delirious. You saw some killer bands yesterday and need another fix....

Well, come down to The Hideaway Bar in Enmore and have a debrief with your friends over a couple of friendship frost-boys!

The night will feature the two out-of-towners from OMBP and a bunch of radical Sydney bands we chose to make this a fine Sunday evening!

DOORS @ 5PM!

Line-up is Hobo Magic 9.10 Cigars Of The Pharaoh 8.20 The Ugly Kings 7.40 Battlesnake 7.00 Big Red Fire Truck 6.20 Down For Tomorrow 5.40

Oct13

Cigars Of The Pharaoh

Hideaway Bar, 156 Enmore Road, Enmore

We're delighted to announce we're on the bill to play at Golden Robot Records' Not So Secret Show on 13 October at Hideaway Bar in Newtown. It's going to be a cracking night at a super little venue. We're joining The Heartache State, Flickertail and Black Knuckles for this big night of rock and roll, so DO NOT MISS IT!!!

Jul29

Frankie's Pizza

Frankie's Pizza, 50 Hunter Street, Sydney

Saturday night's all right for fighting!! Or seeing us rock it up back at Frankie's Pizza By The Slice. We've got a new guitarist, some bangin' new tunes, and a big desire to go crazy!! So make sure you come along to see what it's all about!! Support comes from Magic Bones, who'll hit the stage at 9pm.

Cigars Of The Pharaoh Spring Ball

The Bridge, 119 Victoria Road, Rozelle

The Harbour Agency presents Cigars Of The Pharaoh's Spring Ball at Sydney's The Bridge Hotel this September, and you're all invited!!

There will be some great surprises on the night, and it is set to be our biggest show yet. Tickets are available via the link. Don't miss out!! Walk the red carpet with us for this very special event, which includes support from our good friends Stu Tyrrell and Napoleonic.

Set-times: Stu Tyrrell: 8:30pm Napoleonic: 9:30pm Cigars Of The Pharaoh: 10:30pm

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latest from the pharaohs' camp

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.

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  1. Sincere Karma preview

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: 

Say Something 
Sincere Karma 
Screaming Woman 
Never Leave You 
Something's Going Down 
Defeated 
Little Monster (Royal Blood Cover) 
Mystery Highway 

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!!! 

We've got a bunch of shots from the show thanks to the awesome Meredith Schofield. Check them all out, and many more, on the Photos page.