Chris Cheney Announces Australian Tour + Video For ‘Corner Shop’ Out Now

chris cheney announces australian tour + video for ‘corner shop’ out now



Ahead of the release of his debut solo album The Storm Before The Calm this June, Chris Cheney shares the video for his new single ‘Corner Shop’, and announces a nationwide album tour for July/August.
Made in collaboration with director and film-maker Sean McDonald, the visual accompaniment for ‘Corner Shop’ takes the viewer into the mind and creative world of Cheney in a raw and honest way, focusing on the singer-songwriter as he creates a painting of an increasingly rare Australian icon – the milk bar.

Cheney says of the clip, “When I was a kid I used to spend hours drawing. Before I wanted to be a musician, I wanted to be an artist or a graphic designer. I feel like I’ve come full circle and rediscovered my love for painting and visual arts. It’s quite ironic that I should have a song all about the corner milk bar and childhood memories and that the film clip should find me once again sketching and painting just as I did when I was a kid. Music and art have always gone hand in hand for me, so it just seemed a great idea for this song to combine both.”
As a fellow child of the 80s Sean McDonald found it easy to relate to the wistful themes of the song. He says, “This song is so beautifully crafted, filled with nostalgia, reflecting on the beauty of a simpler time and I wanted the video to also represent this same spirit. We shot a lot of this clip on a super 8 camera I purchased during lockdown when I was probably longing for the same things Chris was when writing this song. We wanted the video to almost be like a scrapbook of his thoughts during this time and I was lucky enough to be allowed into his garage turned studio, turned bar, turned painting studio. It’s a little sanctuary of creativity. Seeing him create his corner shop painting was an incredible side of his artistry that was amazing to witness and I knew needed to be included in the clip.”

‘Corner Shop’ follows the release of ‘California’ and ‘Football Team’ as the next single Cheney’s forthcoming debut solo album The Storm Before The Calm (out 17 June).
To celebrate the album’s arrival, Chris and his band will take The Storm Before The Calm on the road throughout July and August, playing shows in BrisbaneAdelaideFremantleSydney and Melbourne. Fans can sign up for pre-sale access through Chris’ mailing list at

Chris Cheney –
The Storm Before The Calm

Out 17 June 2022 through Liberator Music

Pre-order here

1. Impossible Dream
2. California
3. Football Team
4. Corner Shop
5. Lost In The Darkness
6. The River
7. Still Got Friday On My Mind
8. Exile
9. 2am
10. Little White Pills

Chris Cheney – The Storm Before The Calm Tour
Pre-sale begins Friday 3 June, Midday
Tickets on sale Monday 6 June, Midday
Saturday 16 July
The Zoo | Brisbane, QLD
Friday 22 July
Mojo | Fremantle, WA
Saturday 23 July
Jive | Adelaide, SA

Saturday 30 July
Corner Hotel | Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 13 August
Factory Theatre | Sydney, NSW

Photo Credit: Sean McDonald

Mick Pacholli

Mick created TAGG - The Alternative Gig Guide in 1979 with Helmut Katterl, the world's first real Street Magazine. He had been involved with his fathers publishing business, Toorak Times and associated publications since 1972.  Mick was also involved in Melbourne's music scene for a number of years opening venues, discovering and managing bands and providing information and support for the industry. Mick has also created a number of local festivals and is involved in not for profit and supporting local charities.        

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