Cousin Tony’s Brand New Firebird release new track ‘Red Dirt Angel’, announce tour, new album Aug 26

by the partae

Today beloved Melbourne band Cousin Tony’s Brand New Firebird release their driving latest single ‘Red Dirt Angel’, and announce details about their biggest album tour to date kicking off in September. On their new track, Lachlan Rose proves again that he can combine addictive melodies and poetic lyrics with a comment on modern Australia. Along with the other tracks from their new album, ‘Red Dirt Angel’ was written during the last Melbourne lockdown.

“An Australia dreamscape, ‘Red Dirt Angel’ was the first song that opened up the doors to ‘Smiles of Earth’ – the album it now belongs to. Somewhere during our lengthy Melbourne lockdowns I began dreaming constantly of the outback. The red dirt angel was a faceless usher who continuously led me through the arid, red-earth deserts of Australia. I longed to be behind the wheel of a filthy car with no real destination. For one reason or another, that visual represented ultimate freedom for me, which is the one thing none of us had. The song followed shortly. It’s unapologetically Australian, euphoric and a contribution to the wonderful world of road trip music.” Lachlan Rose (Vox/Piano/Synths/Guitar)

‘Red Dirt Angel’ is a timeless and intricate song – an ode to the arid adventures awaiting us in the post-pandemic world. It was mixed by Melbourne-born, Los Angeles-based talent Matthew Neighbour (Matt Corby, The Avalanches, Sky Ferreira) and co-produced by Stephen Charles (Ali Barter, Gretta Ray) and Lachlan Rose at The Aviary in Melbourne.

Having endured multiple lockdowns and canceled gigs, Cousin Tony’s Brand New Firebird are now poised for the wide open road and are excited to announce an extensive east coast run of shows to support their upcoming album; with more shows TBA.

“I think we’re the kind of band that wins people over one heart at a time. Playing shows is fundamental to who we are. The last few years have reminded us with absolute certainty that there is nothing quite like the live music experience, and we couldn’t be more excited or more grateful to be on the road again.”  
Cousin Tony’s Brand New Firebird


23-25 September – Wanderer’s Festival, NSW tickets

Friday 30 September – Mo’s Desert Clubhouse, Gold Coast, Qld tickets

Saturday 1 October – Woolly Mammoth, Brisbane, Qld tickets

Thursday 6 October – The Cambridge, Newcastle, NSW tickets

Friday  7 October – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, NSW tickets

Saturday 8 October – La La La’s Wollongong, NSW tickets

Friday 14 October – The Eastern, Ballarat, VIC tickets

Saturday 15 October  – The Lab, Adelaide, SA tickets

Friday 21 October  – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC tickets

Saturday 5 November  – Euroa Music Festival, Euroa VIC tickets

Saturday 12 November – Backyard Festival, VIC tickets


“Bluestone’, a warm and triumphant ode to the feeling of euphoria that comes when you conquer a period of grief.”

“If you’re looking for music that expands genre limitations, look no further than Cousin Tony’s Brand New Firebird.”

‘When This is Over’ prompts you to ponder that question. The song takes you on a lyrical journey posing a few scenarios of how time can be spent when the COVID-19 pandemic is a distant memory.

“Get the fireplace going and play this new one from ctbnf and your night is sorted.”

“The sooner you hop on this ride, the better” 

Single: Red Dirt Angel is out via Double Drummer is out now
Album: Smiles Of Earth is out via Double Drummer on Friday August 26
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