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Celadore




Recovering from a greasy Brunswick St breakfast, Melbourne band Celadore are coming down from a Cheney experience after the Living End front man tried his hand at producing for the first time with the adolescent group.

  

Before they embarked on their national tour, launching the collaborative EP, Celadore vocalist Michael Cooper took five with Warp Mag.

  

"Mate we have the next two weeks off, to just chill before we're off. I reckon we will try to get some rehearsal time in there somewhere as well as a bit of time to slack off," he said.

  

The EP called 'The Bright and Blue' showcases the indie rockers as being a desirable live act. Lead single 'Kinks in Armour' is the forerunner of the four-track opening a smorgasbord of possibilities for a future full length album.

  

"The EP is our biggest effort so far of showing our range as a group," Cooper said.

  

"It covers pretty much the entire spectrum of what we are capable of doing as a group thus far, hopefully a prelude to an album next year."

  

With Cheney at their side, Cooper admitted the group were initially star-struck, but ended up used to having the veteran Aussie rocker around. "Yeah, to be honest we were pretty intimidated at first."

  

"We all grew up on The Living End, they have been a serious part of our musical lives and probably the lives of many other young Australians. All three of us pretty much pull our inspirations from 90's rockers like Motorace and You am I. What we are trying to do is create a modern twist on the shit that we love and bring back into cool."

  

Cooper said he hopes Australia is ready to revisit the past with their brand of honest 90's rock. "Back then rock music and the rock scene here in Melbourne was bloody honest, stripped back and raw. I think people are ready for that."

  
  

"Initially it was a pretty surreal and strange experience to have Chris working with us on this. He called us. By the time we actually got to the studio Celadore had over 25 tracks already written, practiced and ready to lay-down."

  

However Cooper admits it was not until Cheney came on the scene that the group really saw the potential for the EP.

  

"We may have been writing for a long time and practicing, but we could not speak more highly of what he (Cheney) brought to the band. He locked himself always with us and it resulted in us getting the best result for the EP."

  

"This release represents our new found work ethic for what we do," Cooper said.

  

"There was a great sense of mateship, and with Cheney's hard working attitude and him always getting the acoustic out just to jam along, the whole experience was so positive and we all learnt a shitload."

  

As the process of recording their new EP unfolded so did the production process for Cheney, according to Cooper. " Essentially we were all learning something new at the time, and I'm pretty sure we both still are."

  
  

Celadore are Michael Cooper, Tom Ahmed and David Noordhoff. The band was spawned out of what Cooper describes as a "vibrant eastern Melbourne suburbs music scene, which has now died down".

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