SHINES WITH STRENGTH
IN EMPOWERED NEW EP
With a fire in her soul and a guitar at her side, Siobhan Cotchin is today taking her next step forward as a singer, songwriter & human, with the release of her EP ‘Miss Reckless’. Channeling grunge & indie-rock energy from the 1990s all the way to today, she has created a body of work that is as exploratory as it is cohesive. Taking previously acclaimed singles ‘How Does It Feel’, ‘When The Curtains Close’ & the most recent ‘If God Is A Man’, Cotchin combines powerful lyrical symbolism, with vulnerable & compelling tales of loss, anger, heartbreak & betrayal.
Working collaboratively for only the first time, Siobhan Cotchin was able to take tracks from numerous co-writing sessions including with The Money War, Joel Quatermaine (Eskimo Joe) & Paige Valentine. Combining this new-found writing freedom with the skill of producer Sam Ford (Abbe May, Birds of Tokyo, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets) at his new tailor-built Tone City Recording Studios, the easy process of recording allowed Siobhan Cotchin to unnerve her vulnerabilities, creating her most compelling work to date. A muse beyond her early-20’s age suggests, Siobhan Cotchin new tracks ‘Cross The Line’ & title-track ‘Miss Reckless’ highlight her tact for nuanced emotions within any situation, a knack for putting pen to paper and helping the listener feel her plight.
“My new EP ‘Miss Reckless’ is all about being yourself and rejecting the expectations others place on you. For me, it’s an ode to the person I want to be and the confidence I want to exude. Sonically, this EP reflects a step forward in a new direction and I’m super proud of what we’ve created. I’m really owning this ‘rock-chick’ energy and I’m having so much fun exploring those heavier sounds.” Siobhan Cotchin
“This EP was so rewarding and fun to make, and a very easy process. It all came together really easily and it’s honestly my favorite thing the band, Sam Ford and I have created so far! This is also the first time I’m releasing songs I’ve written with other people and I cannot wait for people to hear them because the writing process was so magical with all of the incredible artists that helped write the songs. I think this EP is a step in a new direction for me and I can’t wait for people to hear the new and improved Siobhan!” Siobhan Cotchin
In celebration of her EP release, Siobhan Cotchin will continue troubadouring across Australia in it’s support. Firstly sharing stages with Kingwood across regional WA, where she had solidly etched a name for herself, before heading further abroad to regional SA as they continue to share stages night after night. June will then see Cotchin string together a run of headline shows across the East Coast, performing on Sydney, Melbourne & Brisbane, before a triumphant hometown show at Perth’s iconic The Rosemount.
The tour is another stride forward for Cotchin, who spent 2022 establishing herself as a formidable live performer, on the radars of many. Following her triumphant wins at the WAM Awards, where she won three awards out of five nominations, Cotchin reaped more praise with her debut headline tour in WA, and multiple shows on the East Coast.
“I’m so excited to be hitting the road again and with absolute legends Kingswood! It’s a real honor to be touring with a band as incredible as Kingswood and I’m sure I’ll learn so much from them whilst on the road. I can’t wait to perform in places I’ve never been and connect with people all around Australia!” Siobhan Cotchin
With 5 x WAM award nominations in 2022 & BIGSOUND, Bluesfest & Laneway Festival appearances, 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’), tastemakers triple j Unearthed & Double J also came aboard; with Cotchin winning the Laneway Perth competition, 2023’s first Feature Artist, strong reviews from the former & a rotation addition leading to the 5th most played song on the latter.
With ‘Miss Reckless’, Cotchin continues to etch a name for herself in Australian songwriting as a troubadour covering the whole spectrum of human emotion.
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
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
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