Cold Chisel premiered their new single, Getting The Band Back Together, on all Triple M stations this morning, as the climax of the rock network’s month-long “Oztober” celebrations. The single is now live across Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes and other digital service providers. The video for the single has also gone live everywhere.
Getting The Band Back Together is written by the band’s primary songwriter Don Walker and is a tongue-planted-firmly-in-cheek take on the concept of a band reuniting for some gigs as Cold Chisel will do this summer for their massive Blood Moon Tour 2020.
The single is produced and mixed by the band’s long-time producer Kevin Shirley and features Jimmy Barnes and Ian Moss trading lead vocals, in the mode of Cold Chisel classics like Bow River and Saturday Night. The song is accompanied by a video directed by the band’s longtime videographer, Robert Hambling and is the first single to be lifted from a brand new Cold Chisel studio album called Blood Moon which is set for release on Friday, 6 December.
“’Getting The Band Back Together’ seemed like the right sentiment to accompany the tour but the album itself has a lot of songs that are darker than that, and a few quieter ones too,” said Don Walker. “It’s great to still be making new music and finding new ways to do it after all these years.”
Fans can pre-order and pre-save Blood Moon from tomorrow morning, 1 November, across a myriad of different formats – including Deluxe CD (with bonus DVD), standard CD, Blood Moon-coloured vinyl, an extremely limited Cassette (yes, cassette) and all digital formats. The first 100 cassettes pre-ordered on the band’s D2C store will be individually numbered and all proceeds from the sale of these will go to Foodbank to assist them in providing food for 815,000 Australians each month.
(Released: 6 December)
- Getting The Band Back Together
- Land Of Hope
- Killing Time
- I Hit The Wall
- Boundary Street
- Buried Treasure
- Accident Prone
- You Are So Beautiful