Sydney songwriter and musician Looch Lewis already has an EP and single under his belt but Whiskey Helps The Sun Go Down is the first release with his six-piece band The Press Gangsters and his first release on the local Stanley Records label.
We’re very happy to be able to premiere the video clip for the title-track single today, featuring Lewis wandering the pavements, parks, bars and stages of the Inner West of Sydney.
The song is a mid-paced and reflective, ragged country/rock song that finds new ways to explore the ‘drinking away your sorrow’ corner of songwriting. Guitars rattle and stagger from bar stools to burnt-out relationships as Lewis digs deep into the emotional well, a violin beautifully augmenting the heartache and hangover of the song.
Also on the EP are two covers – Warren Zevon’s ‘The Factory’ and The Kill Devil Hills’ ‘Angry Town’. The EP Whiskey Helps The Sun Go Down is out Friday May 26th ahead of a full album later in 2023.
SATURDAY JUNE 3 – Zinc Bar, Cronulla Jazz & Blues Festival (Free 5-10PM) w/ T.C. Jones, Karl S Williams, Dave Favours & The Roadside Ashes
FRIDAY JUNE 9 – Shark Island Brewery, Kirrawee NSW (solo) *w/ Katie Brianna & T.C. Jones
SATURDAY JUNE 10 – Golden Barley, Enmore NSW *w/ Katie Brianna & T.C. Jones
SUNDAY JUNE 11 – Link & Pin, Woy Woy NSW *w/ Katie Brianna & T.C. Jones
*Stanley Records Travelling Medicine Show