Following their recent signing to Decca Records, blues and soul band The Teskey Brothers have announced the worldwide release of their debut album Half Mile Harvest, out on 26th October. Originally self-released by the band earlier this year, this new version of the album features two brand new tracks, including the mesmerising new single, ‘I Get Up’.
Half Mile Harvest has been over 10 years in the making. The Teskey Brothers have been playing together since they were teenagers and this album is a collection of their shared experiences over the past decade.
Originally from The Yarra Valley just outside Melbourne, Brothers Josh and Sam Teskey with local neighbourhood friends, Brendon Love and Liam Gough all share a love of 1960's American soul music. Listening to their album in 2018, you’d be forgiven for thinking it was the work of Stax Records alumni in Memphis circa 1967.
Half Mile Harvest was recorded to 2-inch tape and honours the old school Motown sound, whilst also working it into something of their very own, with Josh Teskey’s smoked whiskey voice and the band holding an irresistible groove. Recorded last year, it has been described as a “love letter to classic blues”*.
The band’s songwriter, bass player and producer, Brendon Love, says “Both Decca and Vertigo have incredible histories – they are wonderful people and super passionate about the records they release, which is so important to us. We’ve put our all into this record and we’re excited for more and more people to hear it.”
Already winning over not only fans but awards too, The Teskey Brothers were named ‘Best Emerging Act’ as well as ‘Best Soul, Funk, RnB or Gospel Album’ at the Music Victoria Awards in Australia last year. Having sold out venues all over the country, including London’s Omeara earlier this year, the band will announce further UK shows in early 2019.