IGNORANCE IN FIERCE
‘IF GOD IS A MAN’
Siobhan Cotchin has returned, fierce and empowered, with new single ‘If God Is A Man’. Her latest single is fueled with opposition to the discrimination and hatred she has witnessed across the globe, including the banning of abortion in the United States, following the overturning of Roe v. Wade, as well as the attack on LGBTQIA rights across North America. This political voice hears Cotchin move away from topics of highways & romance, towards a song that takes a stance for what she firmly believes. As powerful as it is, Siobhan remains warm & tender, encouraging all to celebrate who they are & to not change for anyone.
‘If God Is A Man’ finds Siobhan Cotchin reaching further afield for the first time, not only lyrically, but also in composition, working with Dylan & Carmen from The Money War, as well as Paige Valentine to piece together the song – her first track written in a co-writing session. After sitting on it for over a year, she showed it to her band, who clicked with it straight away. They would push onwards with producer Sam Ford (Abbe May, Birds of Tokyo, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets) of Tone City Records who would engineer & produce the track. Siobhan Cotchin’s ‘twang’ is as prevalent as ever, with ‘If God Is A Man’ splitting the delicate balance of rock-chick inspiration, with Siobhan’s renowned pop-rock proclivities.
“‘If God is A Man’ is a song with a super strong message, and one that is important to me. It’s about rejecting forced conformity and celebrating who you are and not wanting to change for other people. It’s also a song about losing faith and hope, and I feel as though that’s extremely relevant to the times we are living in. I want to be on the right side of history and stand up for what I believe in. I’m grateful to have a platform like music to spread this message. There’s no room for hatred and discrimination at my shows, and I want people of all walks of life to know that my music is a safe place and they are heard.”
“I wrote this song with Dylan and Carmen from The Money War and Paige Valentine. PaIge, Carmen and Dylan came up with the concept of the song and I fell in love with it, especially that chorus. Dylan and I wrote the verses and bridge together, and we sat on it for a while. I left it on the back burner for about a year and waited until it was the right time. I knew I wanted to record this song when I revisited the song and showed it to the band. They got the vibe straight away and it all fell into place. I feel like this song is still super relevant to the times we’re living in, maybe now more than ever, so it felt right to record and release it.”
Featuring profoundly acclaimed singles ‘How Does It Feel’ & ‘When The Curtains Close’, Siobhan Cotchin is today announcing her sophomore EP ‘Miss Reckless’. Alongside ‘If God Was A Man’, the third single off of the release, ‘Cross The Line’ & ‘Miss Reckless’ combine to collate a 5-track release that marks the embodiment of WA’s hardest-working songwriter. Only in her early 20’s, Siobhan Cotchin has a dazzling prose that tells stories far beyond her years. Heartbreak, betrayal, loss, anger & vulnerability all feature heaving on the ‘Miss Reckless’, Cotchin beginning to etch a name for herself in Australian songwriting as a troubadour of the whole spectrum of human emotion.
Having rounded out 2022 with 5 x WAM award nominations, picking up 3 of those, alongside BIGSOUND, Bluesfest & Laneway Festival appearances, with a debut headline tour across WA and Australia’s east coast, Siobhan Cotchin also grabbed a flurry of support in the back-half of 2022, with breakout singles ‘Fill My Cup’ & ‘How Does It Feel’.
Highlighted by Apple Music (‘New Music Daily’, ‘Southern Craft’, ‘Country Risers’) & Amazon Music (‘Brand New Music’, ‘Best of The Month’), Siobhan has also felt support with tastemakers triple j Unearthed & Double J; winning the Laneway Perth competition, 2023’s first Feature Artist, landing multiple rotation adds & strong reviews on the former, with a rotation addition leading to the 5th most played song on the latter. Her BIGSOUND performance also grabbed hearts, with positive coverage across WA Today, Sydney Morning Herald, Brisbane Times & Music Feeds for her 3 stunning performances.
‘If God Is A Man’ marks a new direction for Siobhan’s lyrical narrative, one with fire & passion, blended with ‘When The Curtains Close’ & ‘How Does It Feel’, alongside the further tracks on ‘Miss Reckless’, she finds herself continuing to grow – emerging as one of Australia’s most prolific and well-rounded songwriters.
PRAISE FOR SIOBHAN COTCHIN
“The kinda music you want to soak up every second of and belt your lungs out to”
TRIPLE J UNEARTHED, Claire Mooney (‘How Does It Feel, 2022)
“Oh my gosh, be careful listening if you are feeling fragile – Siobhan really pulls at the heartstrings”
TRIPLE J UNEARTHED, Ash McGregor (‘When The Curtains Close, 2023’)
“Siobhan’s grasp on heartbreak is unmatched atm. Prepare your feelings!”
TRIPLE J UNEARTHED, Dave Ruby Howe (‘When The Curtains Close, 2023)
“If you, like me, have sobbed in a Phoebe Bridgers mosh, this song is guaranteed to tug at the same heartstrings. A beautiful, beautiful song.”
TRIPLE J UNEARTHED, Abby Butler (‘When The Curtains Close’, 2023)
“Siobhan Cotchin is writing songs well beyond her years. Along with deeply thoughtful and mature lyricism, her sonic expression is like that of the greats, with the ability to hold regret, agony, and hope within gossamer walls of melody.”
“The Boorloo/ Perth singer-songwriter fabricating her own beautiful and refreshing world, an environment in which her story-telling and earnest vocals can thrive and soar.”
SIOBHAN COTCHIN AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES
Tickets available here
Wednesday 22 April Wessy on the Green Westonia
Thursday 25 May Dunsborough Tavern Dunsborough *
Friday 26 May Mojos Bar Fremantle *
Saturday 27 May The Rosemount Perth *
Sunday 28 May The Carine Carine *
Thursday 1 June Nannup Town Hall Nannup *
Friday 2 June The River Margaret River *
Saturday 3 June Six Degrees Albany *
Sunday 4 June Farm Hotel Treedale *
Wednesday 7 June Sound City Port Lincoln *
Thursday 8 June Sound City Port Lincoln *
Friday 9 June Fat Controller Adelaide *
Saturday 10 June Western Hotel SA *
Sunday 11 June Hotel Victor Victor Harbour *
Thursday 15 June The Royal Bondi
Friday 16 June The Retreat Hotel Melbourne
Saturday 17 June Felons Brisbane
Friday 23 June The Rosemount Perth
‘Miss Reckless’ is out Wednesday, May 31st
‘If God Is A Man’ is out Thursday, April 20th
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