Cousin Tony’s Brand New Firebird has returned with their debut UK single ‘Love is Heartbreak’ via Double Drummer /AWAL. “Love is Heartbreak” is an ambitious, kaleidoscopic slice of alternative indie-pop that perfectly sets the scene for their forthcoming album’s thematic journey from heartbreak to recovery. The album will be released later this year.
CTBNF is led by the band’s enigmatic singer/songwriter Lachy Rose, who says of the single, “…Love is Heartbreak is the first thing I wrote after the collapse of a very long relationship. While the title is a fairly intense assessment of love – I wanted to articulate that heartbreak isn’t really this new feeling, it’s still your love and adoration for this person – just without someone receiving it on the other end. Suddenly it’s unrequited. That sensation is devastating, but it became an important mantra for me that it was really all just love. To me, that’s really the overarching theme of the entire new album”. Lachy is supported in Cousin Tony by Francesca Gonzales, (vocals/keys) multi-instrumentalist Pete Simonsen, drummer Nick Reid and bassist Matt Hayes.
After securing fans across their native land with their epic live shows, the band is set to embark on their first UK and Ireland tour this May – Do not miss seeing them!
May UK Tour dates
9th May Brighton: Komedia Sound Gallery
10th May Brighton: Alternative Escape @ Door 77 (part of the Impressive By the Sea showcase)