|“The Casanovas’ AC/DC-infused sound is keeping the tradition of Aussie rock alive.” – Joe Matera ***|
Melbourne’s rock’n’roll kings The Casanovas today release their fifth album, Backseat Rhythms, on Rubber Records.
Backseat Rhythms was mixed by legendary US producer Ron Nevison – a man who made his mark working on an engineer on The Who’s Quadrophenia, Bad Company‘s debut and Led Zeppelin’s Physical Graffiti before going onto produce Thin Lizzy, UFO and Kiss amongst others.
The album is classic Casanovas; a pure distillation of the riff-heavy and melodic ’70s hard rock that they love, bottled into the aural equivalent of one of those minibar miniatures that always leaves you wanting more.
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Backseat Rhythms follows the band’s 2020 album Reptilian Overlord, which got the best reviews of the band’s career, and a rapturously received European tour in October 2022. That tour came nearly 20 years to the month since they first toured Europe with The Datsuns, and took in 15 shows across Spain, France, Holland, Sweden, Denmark, Germany (including a performance on the legendary Rockpalast!).
The new album is the first to feature new drummer Brett “Wolfie” Wolfenden who joined in time to tour the last album and who has previously played with The Pictures, legendary Masters Apprentices frontman Jim Keays and Todd Rundgren. Wolfie, who has joined frontman/guitarist Tommy Boyce and longtime bass player Damo Campbell, is helping The Casanovastake their sound to new levels.
The Casanovas will launch Backseat Rhythms at the Espy Gershwin Room in St Kilda on Friday, 13 October 2023 with guests The Stripp. Tickets on sale now.
“It’s like they’ve captured all my favourite rock acts – Cheap Trick, Stones, Kiss, ZZ Top & AC/DC, and crammed them all into their own jar of Vegemite.” – James Young (owner of the world famous Cherry Bar)