Ivy League Records are incredibly excited to reveal Live At The Forum by The Teskey Brothers – a limited edition, double-vinyl that will be released for Record Store Day on Saturday 18 April. The live album, recorded to analogue tape during the band’s sold-out four night stand at the beloved Melbourne venue last November, will be released on 180g, double-blue gatefold vinyl, available instore only at participating RSD venues.
As a teaser for fans, the band have released a live video for ‘Hold Me’ – also captured at one of last year’s sold-out Forum shows.
“We thought we’d try and record a live album with a tape machine, which is madness, but that’s our format so it’s the way we wanted to do it” – Sam Teskey
Live At The Forum features songs from the band’s two critically acclaimed albums, Run Home Slow (2019) and Half Mile Harvest (2017), as well as a special cover of John Lennon’s ‘Jealous Guy’.
The decision to release a live album was a natural one for The Teskey Brothers, who’ve spent the past few years captivating audiences around the world. Their non-stop touring schedule has included sold out shows across Australia & NZ (20+ sold-out dates in 2019 alone), New York, LA, San Francisco, Denver, Toronto, London, Dublin, Manchester, Glasgow, Paris, Amsterdam, Zurich and more. The band have also played to mammoth crowds at festivals such as Latitude Festival (UK), Firefly (US), North Sea Jazz (Netherlands), Bonnaroo (US), and at home, Splendour in the Grass, Meredith Music Festival & Byron Bay’s Bluesfest, to name a few.
2019 was an incredible year for the Warrandyte four-piece. The timeless Run Home Slow captured the hearts of music fans and critics across the world, earning the band three ARIA Awards (alongside a breathtaking performance of ‘Rain’ at the event), four Music Victoria Awards and a Grammy Nomination for Best Engineer Album, Non-Classical, recognising Paul Butler & Sam Teskey as the album engineers along with Melbourne’s Joe Carra as mastering engineer.
Run Home Slow debuted at #2 on the ARIA Album chart in August and stayed in the top 7 for four consecutive weeks. A testament to the dedication of their loyal and new fans alike, release week also saw Run Home Slow and their debut, Half Mile Harvest sit at #1 and #2 respectively on the iTunes Album Chart.
Having just returned for a sold-out UK & Europe tour, the band are enjoying a well-earned break before a North American headline tour later this year, as well as few more surprises to be revealed soon. Watch this space for more exciting Teskey Brothers news!
The Teskey Brothers are:
Josh Teskey – vocals & rhythm guitar
Sam Teskey – lead guitar
Brendan Love – bass guitar
Liam Gough - drums