Service Station Flowers is the debut album of Joeys Coop, the band dubbed the indy supergroup. Featuring the songs of Brett Myers (guitarist of legendary Australian indy band Died Pretty) and Mark Roxburgh (singer of critically acclaimed 80s indy band Decline of the Reptiles) Service Station Flowers tells tales of fractured family, loss, the oddities of 21st century life, the burdens of overleveraged real estate, mid life existential angst, memories of landscape lost and mediations on the lives of friends gone wrong. Service Station Flowers, produced/mixed by Wayne Connolly, is the first album of all new material by Aria Award winner Brett Myers since 2007.
Joeys Coop is the combined musical muscle of some of Australia’s most seasoned independent musicians whose collective pedigree extends back to the late 1970s. Myers and Roxburgh are joined by Matt Galvin on guitar (Eva Trout, Perry Keyes, Loose Pills); with Andy Newman on bass (The Soul Movers, The Deniz Tek Group) and Lloyd Gyi (Perry Keyes, The Atlantics, Dave Warner) on drums and vocals.
Joeys Coop draws on a wide palette of musical inspiration. If Keith Richard’s and Nico had a love- child who’s god parents were Eno, Ron Asheton, Patty Smith and Chrissy Hynde and said love- child started a band then you’d get a vague idea of the ballpark Joeys Coop play in.
“Double-jangle melodic pop with a hooky melody on one A side and a soaring piece of extended majesty with a searing guitar solo on the second. Five Martinis.” The Barman, I-94Bar
“Music fans more interested in guitars than grooves will get a kick out of supergroup Joeys Coop.”
George Palathingal, Critics Pick, Sydney Morning Herald
Friday April 8th 2016
The Factory Floor, Sydney NSW
with The On and Ons
Saturday May 7th 2016
Flying Saucer Club, Elsternwick VIC
with Ron S Peno & The Superstitions