On August 1st, Sydney based alt-country duo Peasant Moon release a new mini-EP from their recording session in Austin earlier this year. The pair travelled to Texas in May and recorded at the Congress House Studio (you can read about their North American travels here). Of the EP, Crossfire particularly stands out for us with its push and pull feel, minimal yet detailed instrumentation and some beautiful vocal interplay between Harvey Russell and Josie Rothwell.
“For this session we were backing up after a gig at Hole in the Wall with The Division Men, so were heavily reliant on the studio coffee to get us through. We planned on recording Leaving Tonight and Crossfire, but at the end of the session realised we had just enough time to run through Forgive Me too.” said Harvey.
“It’s a fun little collection of songs, ” Josie explained. “Leaving Tonight is a break up song with a nod to Harvey’s South Australian roots, Forgive Me is our apocalypse song (Harvey is a Walking Dead tragic), and we first recorded Crossfire with the Harvey Swagger Band – the Peasant Moon version is stripped right back, with more harmonies and mandolin.”
To celebrate the EP release, Peasant Moon are playing a special show at the Gasoline Pony on 3 August with The Forresters and Fallon Crush.
Songs from Austin will be available as a free digital download from the Peasant Moon website from 1 August 2016 or you can download it now here. Limited edition postcards featuring photos from Peasant Moon’s time in Austin will be available at their gigs.