To celebrate the launch of her new album ‘Electricity’, Claire Birchall will be suiting up with her band of fellow Geelongians-in-exile, The Phantom Hitchhikers (Paper Planes, The Happy Lonesome, The Coves) at The Gaso on Sunday May 17th. Joining them will be pals James McCann & The New Vindictives, Fraudband, Tender Bones and The Attractor Beams. Birchall & The Hitchhikers have been lurking around the last few months playing songs from ‘Electricity’ and Birchall’s previous work in preparation for the album release and found an immediate chemistry that let them swing between country, blues, rock and indie while retaining the heart of each song. All agree this is a band that was meant to play together.
‘Electricity’ not only confirms Birchall’s DIY credentials but cements her as one of the most unique songwriters and recording artists in town with simple and memorable melodies slicing through thick layers of distorted guitar and moody yet powerful vocal performances. Entirely recorded by Birchall at home, bar a couple of appearances from Matt Green on harmonica, ‘Electricity’ is available through Night Owl Records.