Everybody Wants To Be Free

by The Bitter Sweethearts

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Fabian Toonen At first listen you might mistake this album as another friday night country pub rock collection of anthems for mates to sing along to. Once you delve beneath the catchy melodies and hooks you find an abundance of intricate and intelligent forays into skillful musicality and sensitive lyrics. A bands dynamic is the true test of their brilliance, here Too Long, the slower and sparser track, proves the sincerity of the bands commitment to their craft. The album delivers on its title statement. Favorite track: Too Long.
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released February 8, 2015

The Bitter Sweethearts are Luke Bolton, Joe Cope, Tom Crowe, James Ellis and Jeremy Furze.

Songs written by James Ellis.

Songs arranged and performed by The Bitter Sweethearts.

Backing vocals on Tracks 1 and 2 by Clifford Stevens.

Party on Track 2 at Park St, Princes Hill in Winter 2014.

Horns section is Liam McGorry (Trumpet, tracks 2 and 4), Emily Caracella (Trombone, tracks 2 and 4) and Steve Semmler-Farr (Clarinet, track 2).

Duet on Track 7 with Kelly Day.

Additional percussion on various tracks by Andrew “Idge” Hehir.

All Tracks recorded by Idge at Soundpark with additional recording by Joe Cope at 171 Studios except Track 4 which was recorded by Dave Manton at ABC Studios, Southbank with additional recording by Idge at Soundpark and further additional recording by Joe Cope at 171 Studios.

All Tracks mixed by Idge.

All Tracks mastered by Colin Leadbetter.

Cover photo by James Ellis.

Cover design by Alex Garsden.



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The Bitter Sweethearts Melbourne, Australia

The Bitter Sweethearts is a five-piece country rock band from Melbourne, Australia.

Their debut album, Everybody Wants to be Free, is available now.

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