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Artist of the Week: The Wolfe Brothers

30 July 2021 | 9:55 am | Mallory Arbour

CountryTown in partnership with iHeartCountry Australia is proud to announce Tasmanian duo, the Wolfe Brothers as our Artist Of The Week.

CountryTown in partnership with iHeartCountry Australia is proud to announce The Wolfe Brothers as our Artist Of The Week, following the release of their new album, Kids On Cassette.

Since their second place finish on Australia’s Got Talent in 2012, the Tasmanian brothers, Nick and Tom have taken home two CMC Awards and four Golden Guitar Awards, been nominated for two ARIA awards as well as one AIR Award. They have recorded with Brad Paisley and toured with the likes of Canada’s Gord Bamford, Lee Kernaghan, Caitlyn Shadbolt, Jody Direen and Christie Lamb to name a few.

They have earned themselves a solid reputation for their catchy singles and dynamic live shows, while constantly pushing the envelope with their songwriting and delighting fans with their honest approach. All four of the band’s studio albums have debuted at #2 on the ARIA charts and #1 on the Australian Country Music Album Charts. Their new album, Kids On Cassette is the follow up to their award-winning album Country Heart.

In May 2020, the Wolfe Brothers released the first single from album, No Brakes, a bold track which saw the duo moving full speed ahead into their forthcoming album. It hit number one on the country charts, making it the band’s 13th consecutive country number one. The follow-up single, Anybody Ever, an anthemic 80’s style jam saw the band achieve their 14th number one.

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Kids On Cassette features a swag of impressive collaborations, from LOCASH who appear on the latest single, Startin’ Something to Amy Sheppard and Jack Jones. The album was predominantly recorded at Nick’s studio, Wolfe’s Lair, and was produced by Nick Wolfe.

Nick says, “Those sounds that first set us off on the journey and got us hooked on music came from tapes. We had boomboxes as kids that we’d make mixtapes on, we had cassette players in our first cars. There’s some elements on this record from all our favourite sounds from the 80s right up to the now. Whether it be country, Aussie pub rock, which has always been a huge part of our musical-DNA, right up to new sounds and ideas that excite us at this moment. It’s all there in some way, but it all started for us, on cassette.”

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