Money For Rope are excited to announce the release of their new album Picture Us through Cheersquad Records & Tapes on Friday March 8. As a precursor to the album the band have also released their brand new single ‘Actually’ which is available now.
Making its world premiere on Line Of Best Fit, this blistering new surf rock single ‘Actually’ came together whilst the band were on tour in the dog days of a Berlin heatwave, and is the perfect indicator of what fans can expect on this forthcoming new album.
“We started it staying in a small AirBnB flat in Berlin owned by someone who worked for a music products company; there was an upright piano in a beautiful first floor apartment in an old building. We could spend our evenings in the middle of a hot summer heat wave playing battery amps and piano with the windows wide open listening to the sounds of Kruezberg below. We would wander around the city late at night, wondering how we became fortunate enough to be here.” Recall the band on writing ‘Actually’.
Spawned from the same fertile Melbourne music scene which has fostered Courtney Barnett, King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard and Rolling Coastal Blackouts Fever, Money For Rope are releasing Picture Us off the back of a dogged touring habit which has kept them on the road near constantly for the last four years.
Entirely self-produced, mixed and mastered by the five piece – comprised of Jules McKenzie (guitars, vocals), Rick Parnaby (keyboards), Erik Scerba (drums), Chris Loftis (drums), Ted Dempsey (bass) – Picture Us was recorded over the course of one long hot Australian summer.With a pace that seldom eases across its lean 30-minute span, Picture Us is fused with the careering urgency of Money For Rope live shows and powered by a pummelling rhythm section including two drummers.
Whilst everything Money For Rope does is buoyed by a freewheeling ‘Why not?’ attitude – including a mini tour across India, and McKenzie honouring various live commitments following a motorbike crash by performing from a wheelchair – don’t be fooled by that derisive band name. Picture Us thrums with the promise of one of Australia’s most hard-working and charismatic bands.