First EP from local country band Tarlo Mack

EP LAUNCH: Mick Holmes, Gordon Schuberg, Rey Cannings, Chris Tremble and Murray "Cod" Dougall of Tarlo Mack. Photo: supplied.

EP LAUNCH: Mick Holmes, Gordon Schuberg, Rey Cannings, Chris Tremble and Murray "Cod" Dougall of Tarlo Mack. Photo: supplied.

Homegrown contemporary country band Tarlo Mack will launch their first EP This Ain’t Hipster Country at the Goulburn Railway Bowling Club this Friday night. 

Tarlo Mack banded together two years ago and is made up of Mick Holmes (guitar/vocals), Gordon Schuberg (guitar/banjo/vocals), Rey Cannings (drums), Chris Tremble (bass) and Murray "Cod" Dougall (guitar/vocals).

The new EP features four new songs exploring the many facets of much loved genre, from the welcoming silence and relaxation of nature, a familiar journey from the Coast and a more progressive, upbeat first track ‘Hipster Country’. 

Vocalist Gordon describes the band’s genre of music is fairly diverse, somewhere between the Eagles and Zac Brown.

Beginning with only Murray and Mick, the band quickly grew. Now the EP has won air time domestically and internationally, and debuted number 38 on the My Country Australia charts this month.

“We’re going from strength to strength. It jumped in leaps and bounds quicker than we thought it would,” he said. 

The EP was recorded in Tamworth earlier this year in Fat Track Studios and was produced by Rusty Crook. The band sifted through a back catalogue of about 50 songs throughout the recordings. 

“Now that we have the recording out of the way we’re focusing on getting the music out there,” he said. 

“As it stands there’s a big movement away from bands and guitars and drums, everything is processed and over processed.” 

There is a comedic, confident tone in the EP title, This Ain’t Hipster Country. Gordon said the title was a humerous commentary to city artists covering country music. 

“We’ve ticked a lot of boxes with radio play and releasing an EP,” he said. “For me personally, and a lot of the boys, we’re looking at rocking gigs in Tamworth sees where it takes us.” 

He admitted the launch night had become bigger than expected, after receiving large support from the venue and fans in the area. 

The night will also include supporting artists Claire Paton and Brad Marks. 

Doors will open at 7pm. The EP is available for purchase via multiple music streaming sites and CDs can be purchased on their website.  

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