Q&A Scene: Christopher Coleman Collective

Tell us about your new single/ album/ tour?

Just Like A Needle is the single that we are taking to Sydney, Hobart and Melbourne. We started recording it in a barn in the south of Sweden and finished it in a spare room in Geelong.

How would you describe your sound in food form and why?

I don’t know but I can tell you what I have been eating over the last week though. Corn flakes, milk, noodles, capsicums, cheddar and damper.

Any on the road anecdotes?

Byron Bay once served head butts and right hand hooks.

Where do you draw inspiration from?

The same place anybody does for conversation.

What’s next for you?

Survival. We’ve slowly been accumulating recordings years so we might put that out in some form this year.

What’s your scene?

My bedroom really. I don’t get out so much.

Christopher Coleman Collective release new single ‘Just Like A Needle’

+ tour dates

Since the Christopher Coleman Collective launched their debut album in 2014 in the Spiegeltent for Tasmania’s Ten Days on the Island, Coleman and his Collective have gone on to national tours, sold out shows around the country and international tours to New Zealand and USA.

They have been welcomed to the stages of Port Fairy Folk Festival, Queenscliff Folk Festival, Tamworth Music Festival, Americana Music Festival, Falls Festival and the National Folk Festival to name-check only a few.

Coleman traverses folk, blues and rock, weaving evocative, narrative driven songs, for a show that has been described as “an incredible hour of organic, seemingly effortless, and inspiring music” (Aphra Magazine) and “captivating and mesmerising, making it easy to become lost in Coleman’s world” (The AU Review).  

Coleman’s debut album opened at number 3 on the Australian iTunes Singer/Songwriter charts, and was met with rave reviews in Australia, including “the best debut album I’ve heard in the last 10 years” (independentaustralia. net), “this is a sort of Tasmanian version of a younger Neil Young and Friends” (Get Shot Magazine) and “their music immediately draws you in, with smooth vocals, compelling songwriting and catchy melodies that fascinate and leave you wanting more” (Beat Magazine).

With a summer to recharge and a bunch of new tunes, the Christopher Coleman Collective are eager to share their new single ‘Just Like A Needle’. Recorded in a barn in the south of Sweden, the four verse, no chorus track meanders through Coleman’s complex thoughts and emotions, playing out like a stream of consciousness; a dream state.

Go to christophercolemancollective.com/download to listen and grab yourself a free download.


JUNE 27 | Gut Artspace, Camperdown NSW w/ CuzN

JULY 24 | REPUBLIC BAR, HOBART TAS w/ The Beautiful Chains

AUGUST 1 | Northcote Social Club, Northcote VIC  w/ Broads, The Beautiful Chains

Tickets on sale now via CCC website.


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