The Teskey Brothers: Another Heartfelt Family Reunion
Have a listen to this retro gem from Melbourne.
“The Teskey Brothers (p. noun): A Melbournian group famed for their retro sound, which hails back to the 60s golden age of soul and blues. Founded in 2008 by two brothers, Joshua and Samuel. Related to this topic: Wilson Pickett, Bill Withers, Otis Redding”. That might be what this band’s page in a music encyclopedia would look like. Though that might not be enough: they’re much more than a Sunday blues revival band! Their second studio album, recorded entirely on tape, covers various musical styles, from Man Of The Universe’s sunny Motown cheer, to the Pink-Floyd-ish organ and gospel choirs on Paint My Heart, as well as the snarling vaudeville of Sunshine Baby, which could have been a Tom Waits tune. Despite these different styles, the unifying quality to all of the songs is texture: tape coloration is like a varnish for these finely crafted retro delights. Run Home Slow is more about feeling than execution; the result is as heartfelt as it is well crafted. © Alexis Renaudat/Qobuz