180 GRAMS PODCAST EPISODE FOUR
EXPOSES HIGH TENSIONS AMONGST
THE TESKEY BROTHERS IN FINISHING
SECOND ALBUM RUN HOME SLOW
“I don’t know how this is going to get finished”
– JEREMY FURZE, MANAGER
The Teskey Brothers reveal the high stakes in recording their sophomore album Run Home Slow in the latest episode of 180 Grams debut season. Relationships are tested, tension builds, mental health is impacted all while the business of the international music industry is full steam ahead.
“Have known of the Teskeys for so many years… introduced in the early days but had no idea about the whole process! Great listening! Loved it!”
–Apple Podcasts review
With only two episodes remaining from the six-episode instalment, listeners are taken on the journey from the band’s humble beginnings in Warrandyte to the recording of critically acclaimed sophomore album Run Home Slow to sold out tours across the globe.
Many people who work intimately with the band were interviewed for the series: 32 in total across the USA, UK, Germany and Australia including Josh Teskey (vocals and rhythm guitar), Sam Teskey (lead guitar), Brendon Love (bass guitar) and Liam Gough (drums) who make up The Teskey Brothers. Add to that the voices of Mushroom boss Michael Gudinski, Glassnote Records’ Daniel Glass (US) and humble publican Helen Stamkovski, who gave them their first gig in St Andrews Pub when they were teenagers.
Catch up with music journalist and 180 Grams podcast host Mikey Cahill who narrates the captivating highs and whirlwind lows The Teskey Brothers endured while recording Run Home Slow in their home studio in Warrandyte. Not only a band but mates for over 15 years, become part of Team Teskey as we learn how they overcome the pressures of recording the “very difficult” second album, resolve tensions of conflicting creative ideas and follow the heavy toll it takes on the group physically and mentally. Listen to the first four episodes here.
With the final two episodes set for release Tuesday 21st and 28th July (respectively), jump on tour with The Teskey Brothers as they make their way through a round the world tour… one member short. Tag along for the reunion when they perform a high-stakes set all together again at one of Australia’s most prestigious festivals.
Latest episode Silence… But Everyone Was Yelling
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1. I Bet They Can’t Do It Live:
The band drifts from 10-year-old hyper-local Warrandyte soul band to sought-after buzz act by record labels around the world. They’ve got a debut album but no experience in the industry, no manager, no booking agent and the attention is building.
2. There Were Loads of Hurdles:
The band enter the throes of recording Run Home Slow in under 3 weeks with international producer Paul Butler. But from day one they’re on the ropes. Their performance has been the band’s backbone but in the studio they can’t play the songs. Even if they could play them the studio tape recorder’s broken. They’re losing precious days.
3. We Used Every Waking Hour:
The tension ratchets up amid band squabbles, personal life issues, painstaking analogue recording techniques and a looming deadline. There’s horns, strings, backing vocals and more that get cut from the studio sessions. Frustrations are building and someone is sent home.
4. Silence… But Everyone Was Yelling:
Mixing the album happens between Melbourne and Los Angeles, while mental health issues take their toll as the walls close in. At the start of 2019, the band and management don’t know exactly how they’re going to finish the album.
5. Conga Lines Out Into The Street: out Tuesday 21st July
6. And That’s What Happened With The Teskey Brothers: out Tuesday 28th July
Left to right: Liam Gough (drummer), Josh Teskey (singer/guitarist), Brendon Love (bass), Mikey Cahill (180 Grams host), Jeremy Furze (band manager)
Image credit: Courtney Carthy (180 Grams producer)
“Just loving hearing this story and when you hear the album it seems so perfect, seems even more amazing. but not all that surprising the birth process was an epic labour of love, passion, and hard work. All adds to the mystery of the creative process”
“Great insight into the creative process behind this beautiful music. Highly recommend”
dang, love those Teskeys! This podcast is super. Engaging, clever and presented with style”
Run Home Slow
The Teskey Brothers
Out now through Ivy League Records
Available to buy/stream here
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