We're is so friggn happy to release Chinese New Year's very first single 'Wine'. Originating from Murray Bridge, these fellas have straight off the bat established themselves as having a brilliant contemporary sound. In the song, a frenetic guitar riff leads into a poignant yet bright verse. Top this layering off with a killer anthemic chorus and you have an absolute belter. The songs lyrics too are easy to identify with.
Chinese New Year consists of Connor Jolly, Carson Webb, James Culf and Josh Milesi. The group formed in early 2014 when a bunch of restless mates found themselves bored after finishing school in Murray Bridge and Adelaide. Having played in school jazz bands, the group wanted to play rock music. This transition resulted in a blend of Rock and Jazz elements in their music (which is evident in 'Wine').
Lead vocalist Connor Jolly told us how "It took us a long time to find our sound. We started jamming in Connors old house in Murray Bridge which was empty for 3 months. You can imagine what sort of mischief we got up to."
To hear about the adversity this band has been through, only to continue playing and eventually begin gigging and recording is astounding. Therefore the quality of 'Wine' is a testament to this and to each member of the band.
The name Chinese New Year came about when the guys wanted to head out for beers but Connor was unavailable because his (white, non religious) family was celebrating Chinese New Year. Clearly the other guys found this extremely humorous, leading to the naming of their band.
Chinese New Year's first single 'Wine' talks about "how easy it is to give in to the temptations of over-drinking and partying and feeling great at the time, but shitty the day after" (something we can all relate to).
To hear this track live, check out Chinese New Year's single launch at the Rhino Room with Goon Wizard, The Empty Threats & Swirl Record DJ's on Jan 28th.
The group is then supporting Ron the Ox at the Exeter on Feb 4th. You'd be silly not to catch them.
Can't wait that long to hear the tune? Then have a listen HERE.
All images via Chinese New Year.