World-class grown up rock

Joeys Coop hit the Taproom @ Shedshaker Brewing in Castlemaine from 7.30pm on July 1.

Joeys Coop are currently touring the east coast states to promote their recently release sophomore album Lachlan Valley Dirt.

Friday July 1 sees the Coop hit the Taproom @ Shedshaker Brewing in Castlemaine from 7.30pm.

Joeys Coop are seasoned performers at the height of their game and put on a dynamic and engaging show.

Craig Regan of called the Sydney leg of their tour “one of the gigs of the year” with Roxburgh “one engaging frontman” whose “energy burns fiercely”.

Joeys Coop is the combined musical muscle of some of Australia’s most seasoned independent musicians whose collective pedigree extends back to the late 1970s.

Featuring the songwriting talents and playing of Brett Myers (guitarist of legendary Australian indy band Died Pretty) and Mark Roxburgh (singer of critically acclaimed 80s indy band Decline of the Reptiles) the lineup is rounded out by ace bass wrangler Marc Lynch (from 90s JJJ faves Glide) and Lloyd Gyi (drummer of choice for Perry Keyes and Dave Warner) on drums and vocals.

Joeys Coop draws on a wide palette of musical inspiration. If Keith Richards and Nico had a lovechild who’s god parents were Eno, Ron Asheton, Patty Smith and Chrissy Hynde, and said lovechild started a band and they dabbled in a bit of roots music, then you’d get a vague idea of the ballpark Joeys Coop play in.

Lachlan Valley Dirt is the second album from Joeys Coop. It sees the band extend its indy rock and roll / pop sensibility into a rootsier and at times hillbilly sound. It was produced by Simon Berckelman who has produced Boy and Bear, Lime Cordiale, ArtVsScience, Cloud Control among others.

“This is a world-class grown up rock record. Undoubtedly, one of 2022’s finest. 5/5,” Craig Regan said.

“I have been listening to the album all weekend – it is brilliant – absolutely love it,” said Neil Rogers, The Australian Mood 3RRR.