Scene News: Copperline Release Debut Single ‘Woman’s Touch’

Copperline have released their debut single, ‘Woman’s Touch’, off their upcoming album ‘Rusty Fords and Weatherboards’.

A new Sydney-based four piece, Copperline are the troubadours and travellers sharing the stories you never knew you needed to hear. Made up of Brad Christmas (vocals, guitar, piano), Richie Gosling (bass, guitar, vocals), Paul Handel (guitar, vocals) and Gareth Richards (drums), Copperline is the culmination of years spent individually traversing the Australian musical landscape, down highways and byways to low-lit bars and far-flung pubs.

‘Woman’s Touch’ tells the story of a break up through a nostalgic lens, says Brad, ‘looking back at all the little things that person did to brighten up my life. It’s not all heartbreak and crying into my beer.’

Produced at Sound Hole Studios by Shane Nicholson – 2013 Country Music Awards Producer of the Year – the high tempo track serves as an energetic introduction to Copperline and the unflinchingly human stories they tell. ‘It was a joy to work with Shane on this song,’ says Brad, because ‘he helped us find its beating heart and release its inner twang.’

While the inspiration for ‘Rusty Fords and Weatherboards’ as a whole comes from the band members’ experiences on the road and the characters they encountered along the way, ‘Woman’s Touch’ comes from a more vulnerable place. ‘Things were said too little and too late,’ sings Brad, though Copperline’s brand of humorous, heartfelt storytelling couldn’t come at a better time.

Though Copperline is a brand new project, the boys have toured extensively over the years and are no strangers to the scene. They’re excited to bring twang and the delta blues to a new audience, and impatient to get back to what they do best: hitting the road and writing new stories.

You can catch Copperline performing on the following dates:

15th November – Lazy Bones – Marrickville, NSW
13th December – Camelot Lounge – Marrickville, NSW