From a band that describes itself as a talented train wreck, you’d expect a noisy deal.
This country/punk/bluegrass band has had a bunch of successful trips around Australia and is coming to Castlemaine on Saturday.
The band’s Chris Drane explains its game
“We are four blokes in a line, double bass, mandolin and snare, and three rowdy vocals.
“A dancing and drinking band.”
Whether he means the band or the crowd isn’t clear.
“The Bridge is a great venue because you can get up close, and the audience gives a lot back.
“It does a lot for the scene in rural Victoria, and supports the Melbourne bands too.”
Watch out though, if you get too close you may find yourself on stage.
“Yeah, we do involve the audience a bit.”
Cherrywood doesn’t plan on resting anytime soon either, with the launch of a new double single and more touring ahead of their debut album, To The Lost, to be released early next year.
The album was put together in the middle of a cold winter, the band holed up in a rambling farmhouse in the middle of the Victorian countryside.
With the help of a lot of beer, coffee, whiskey and cigarettes, they recorded 16 songs in a day and a half.
To The Lost features tales of lightning strikes, broken hearts, bar stools and prisons.
“No More” is what the band does best – a simple, catchy song with a bunch of blokes hollering the main line until it’s firmly nestled in your brain.That’s how they described it anyway. Give them a go.
Cherrywood and Eaten By Dogs play The Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine on Saturday, $12. Doors 8.30pm.