There is a real buzz around about Melbourne band Blackchords and the upcoming release of their sophmore album in September 2012.

Chrissie has worked with lead vocalist Nick Milwright & Blackchords since mid 2008. Since the release of the band's critically aclaimed, selft titled debut album in April 2009, the band toured nationally and also internationally, with shows in Paris & London in Sept/Oct 2009. In 2010 the band spent of three months the European summer playing The Great Escape Festival, Liverpool Soundcity and various London shows, released a single 'As Night Falls' for the movie Blame and supported Powderfinger and Jet at the Myer Music Bowl.

In the summer of 2012 the band bunkered down in a barn in the Yarra Valley in Victoria with Grammy Award winning producer, David Odlum (The Frames, Gemma Hayes, Josh Ritter, Luka Bloom etc) who flew out from France to record the band with the help of Red Room producer and engineer, Mark Stanley. With the intense recording process and working with thew production team of Odlum and Stanley, Blackchords sound has evolved far beyond their expectations.

Chrissie and the band are working towards releasing the new album in September 2012 with the first single off the album, Dance, Dance, Dance already making waves on radio and TV.

A natonal album release tour is scheduled for September/October so stay tuned for more on the album and tour....

“Dance, Dance, Dance is another solid offering from these Melbourne indie boys. The vocal on this is killer - really controlled but full of emotion. I reckon I'll be humming...”

Rating: 5/5

Dan Buhagiar, triple j

Check out the new single ‘Dance’ and video here:

Below is what some of the media are saying about Blackchords self titled debut:

"This album is nothing short of epic. The overall sound of this record is only what I can describe as a cross between the diverse and atmospheric nature of Interpol combined with the progressive soundscapes of Radiohead. Blackchords are going to be huge and are going to be huge soon".
Nick Kays, The Dwarf, March 17th

"Exactly 48 seconds into the opening track At World's End, you realize that this is no ordinary release. This is one of the best Australian debut releases I have heard in a long time."
4.5/5 - Kevin Bull, Reverb Magazine/I'm With The Band, March 09

"Blackchords have been working on this, their debut album for years. A whisper of greatness has often followed them in that time as they intermittently pop their heads up for the odd show. Where some may lose their way, Blackchords have survived a tumultuous time to produce an amazing album that will surely win them many more dedicated fans than they already have. In a world where so many are resorting to simple imitation in a vain attempt to become the next big thing, Blackchords have harnessed their obvious influences to produce something that stands tall among them."
Tim Burke - Inpress Magazine, April 15th

"The sweet frequencies of Diplomat or the acoustic yearning of Raise My Hands sound like a band at ease with their sound...."
3 Stars - Craig Matheson, The Age EG, April 17th

“A very exciting surprise from Down Under.” – Clash Magazine (UK)

“Blackchords can hold their own among the songwriting heavyweights.”– (Scot)“Australia has given us some great music in the past. From AC/DC to Silverchair and Wolfmother, and now Melbourne's Blackchords, whose eponymous debut album is released [in the UK] this month. It's hard not to become enthralled with every note. A more polished Chris Martin springs to mind. Blackchords have produced a debut record to be proud of." – CMU Daily (UK)

"You'll be won over after one listen. Imagine Interpol with their top button undone." Q Online Featured artist of the week, Alex Baker

"LOVE LOVE LOVE Blackchords" Kerrang! Radio Sept 09 Video for At World's End playlisted on MTV2 & NME TV Radar

“We were won over. Their widescreen, Americana-tinged sound is never more ambitious than on this (At World's End)”. Record Of The Day (Key Music Industry website)

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