Following ‘Behind The Rolling Stone Cover’ podcast episodes on Jessie Ware, Amy Shark, Amity Affliction, 50 Cent, and Adele, Rolling Stone AU/NZ’s Editor-in-Chief, Poppy Reid, goes behind the making of the cover story for The Teskey Brothers.
Reid delves into last year’s cover feature on the ARIA Award-winning blues rock band, ‘Nowhere to Hide’, written by Lars Brandle, before being joined by the brothers, Josh and Sam, themselves.
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Brandle’s profile of the band chronicles the brothers’ recent experiences of raising their young families and learning to be dads, how Josh’s struggles with a vocal injury changed the way he approaches singing, and the significant impact the support of the late Michael Gudinski had on their careers.
The process behind their third studio album, The Winding Way, is also explored in depth, with Josh and Sam revealing how the record came together in an unfamiliar setting. The Winding Way became The Teskey Brothers’ best-charting album to date last June, reaching the top spot on the ARIA Albums Chart.
“Our old recording studio was on a street called Winding Way in Melbourne. We moved out of that house in 2021 just before recording this album,” Josh said of their album title last year. “When we were trying to come up with a title we realised ‘The Winding Way’ is the perfect metaphor for all the recent changes we’d been through in our lives.
“Not only moving out of the studio but starting families, experiencing big loss, and growing up in lots of different ways. It was unintentional but the album slowly became all about those ‘growing up’ themes of nostalgia, connection, displacement, and finding a path through the winding way of life. I think we discovered that we’re not kids anymore!”
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‘Behind The Rolling Stone Cover’ is now available to watch and listen on Rolling Stone AU/NZ, and to stream on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and all major podcast platforms. The latest issue of Rolling Stone AU/NZ is out now.
This episode was edited by Got Next Studios.