Jeb Cardwell's debut album My Friend Defiance, a bluesy, Americana, Beatles-esque lesson in guitar tones dripping with Southern swagger is set to be released on vinyl and streaming on June 8th. Interweaving synth and piano melodies, slide guitar riffs, rich and soulful vocals and some of the best song-writing Melbourne has seen, Jeb Cardwell's attention to detail is evident in every step of this production.
After spending a lifetime in multiple bands and as a recording sideman for a diverse range of artists including Chris Altman (Que Paso), Kasey Chambers (Wreck & Ruin), Van Walker (Celestial Railroads) and his sister Triple-J Unearthed winner Abbie Cardwell, guitarist and singer-songwriter Jeb Cardwell set out in 2017 to pursue a solo career. After a three year period of writing, recording, re-writing, and re-recording, My Friend Defiance is ready for the world.
Three singles have already been released with ‘Blood Moon’ reaching #2 on the AMRAP charts. Album launch with full band will be at the Northcote Social Club on June 20th. Full east-coast tour is currently in the works.
Written, recorded and mixed at Union St Studios and mastered by Grammy award-winning Brian Lucey (Black Keys, Lucinda Williams, Liam Gallagher), My Friend Defiance features the crème de la crème of Melbourne's recording artists: Roger Bergadoz (Lost Ragas, Tex Perkins, Jordie Lane), Tim McCormack (Stella Angelico, Downhills Home), Bernie McMahon (Tracy McNeil & The Good Life, Jeff Lang), Mic Hubbard (Spencer P. Jones, Eagle and the Worm) and the Wolfgramm Sisters. Special guests include Kasey Chambers and Butch Norton (Eels, Lucinda Williams).