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PHIL JAMIESON - LIGHTS ON

Cheersquad are stoked to present ‘Lights On’, the third single from the first solo album by Phil Jamieson – frontman/singer/songwriter/guitarist for Grinspoon.
As that doyen of the arts, Tim Rogers, says of it: “Phil’s puckish performance style is underscored by a voice that can turn choirboy or demon’s spawn in a blinding grin. This has at times overshadowed his humour and empathy, but no more. Teasing open his lapels to show heart and scars, but also hope, and the lessons learnt from throwing yourself into this art that compels and damns us. Pop music with fire and finesse.”

I love moving my shoulders to this song. And hips. I think betrayed memories and ultimate forgiveness are at the forefront here, but then I could be entirely wrong about this. Maybe? A heist gone wrong? There is some money being taken in the 2nd verse. And some hiding. I know that the protagonist is keeping the lights on which is sweet :)  It started off with sampling Billie Jean’s drums for the demo and then kind of went from there. Oscar Dawson sprinkled his fairy dust on it and Jackson McRae did those groovy snappy drums. A love affair gone wrong with money and locked doors? Yeah. Up to y’all I think x” - Phil Jamieson
The album’s release will be followed by a run of shows from Phil’s trio, which features Sam Raines on drums and Rob Muiños on bass. Tour info.

Phil has been working on his solo career for some years. Indeed, some of his ‘new’ material pre-dates his role in the Australian stage production of American Idiot. He has, however, up until now been nervous to christen it with an album. The long gestation of the album’s first single shows something of the struggle: “It was born at Blueys Beach a few moons ago. It started life as a slinky Rolling Stones-type jam – with a bit more strut. Then Oscar Dawson of Holy Holy got his hands on it and changed it around, then I redid it as a dream pop major seventh sort of thing. That didn’t work, so I went back to Oscar, and we redid it in July/August last year, in an industrial area of Dandenong situated at the end of a cul-de-sac surrounded by Boats/Solar/Brothels.”

The collective fear and loathing which has gone into releasing this has sometimes seemed insurmountable. But it’s a bit like an election, innit? If not now, when? If not me, who? Thanks for listening regardless; I hope you get a kick out of it…” - Phil Jamieson
LISTEN TO SINGLE or PRE-ORDER ALBUM
With “Somebody Else” the album due out July 29, Phil has not got too much longer to feel the fear. And all who have heard the record say that he’s got nothing to worry about anyway. “Somebody Else” the album will be released on white vinyl, CD and digitally. Pre-order now
Phil Jamieson – Lights On
TOURS - GIGS - SHOWS - CONCERTS
Friday 24 June
T. Wilds can finally come to Melbourne to launch her beautiful album 'Ten Songs'. Support will be by Molly Jean Morrison (The Level Spirits). The Merri Creek Tavern, Northcote. Free entry.
Saturday 25 June
Vince and Glenn from Underground Lovers play an acoustic/electro set as support of The Killjoys at the Collingwood Town Hall. Tickets
Sunday 26 June
A Sunday afternoon at the Brunswick Artists' Bar with T. Wilds and Dan Brodie. Free entry. More info.
Friday 1 July
EVEN support the Sunnyboys for two spectacular nights at the Factory Theatre in Sydney. Tickets
Friday 1 July
An evening with Fenn Wilson and Watty Thompson at The Pig & Whistle, Main Ridge, VIC. Tickets
Friday 1 July
The Vacations Aus Tour kicks off at the Brunswick Ballroom. Tickets
Saturday 2 July
It has been a very long time since Money for Rope has played a gig. Don't miss them at PigSty in July Festival. Tickets
Saturday 2 July
Checkerboard Lounge is part of the imperial lineup of Fitzroyalty at the Abbotsford Convent for Leaps and Bounds Festival 2022. Tickets
Saturday 2 July
EVEN support the legendary Sunnyboys for a second night at Sydney's Factory Theatre. Tickets
Saturday 2 July
Vacations play the Republic Bar in Hobart to continue their Aus Tour. Tickets
Saturday 2 July
Georgia Knight plays the Old Bar in Fitzroy for Power To You organised by Leaps and Bounds Festival 2022. Tickets
Sunday 3 July
The Punters Club Reunion Show brings EVEN, Underground Lovers, Cheeky Geezers and a million other bands to the Abbotsford Convent for Leaps and Bounds Festival 2022. Tickets
Bagful of Beez, Cahill Kelly, Checkerboard Lounge, Cheeky Geezers, Chris Wilson, EVEN, Fenn Wilson, Georgia Knight, Gersey, Jasmin Kaset, Jodi Phillis, Immigrant Union, L.A. Mood, Los Chicos, Minibikes, Money For Rope, Nick Batterham, Nick Craft, Phil Jamieson, Rinehearts, Sandpit, Seasick Steve, Snout, Super American Eagle, T. Wilds, The Baudelaires, The Glory Box, The Hard-Ons, The Level Spirits, The Meanies, The Pub Dogs, Underground Lovers, Vacations and Wanita.

Management and/or bookings: Tumbleweed, The Meanies, Even, Money for Rope, Minibikes, Los Chicos, Stompin' Riffraffs.


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