NEW MUSIC: THE CB3
TRACK TITLE: ‘TEACUPS & CANDY’ FT. XANI
RELEASE DATE: FRIDAY 28 JANUARY
LABEL: INDEPENDENT / CD BABY

“The challenge for instrumental groups as always is being able to convey thoughts and feelings without words, and in ‘Teacups & Candy’, The CB3 does just that. There is a delicious loucheness in the track that evokes feelings of sunlit langor, the torpor you feel after a long lunch by the seaside infected by a certain heady euphoria.”
– Arun Kendall, Backseat Mafia

Spellbinding Melbourne guitar, bass and drum trio The CB3 return in 2022 with their first new music in almost a year on new single ‘Teacups & Candy’. Following on from the punctuated rhythms and static energy of 2020’s ‘October’, and the playful warble of last year’s ‘40/40 Home’, the outfit’s latest bubbling groove rounds out a trio of eclectic singles lifted from The CB3’s forthcoming EP Bunny Hop. The band are thrilled to reveal that after an extended and anticipatory taste-tester of lifted singles over the past couple of years, the full sonic experience of Bunny Hop will finally be with us in a matter of weeks on Friday 25 February 2022 with ‘Teacups & Candy’ another delectable offering from the release.

Out today via CD BabyThe CB3’s new single ‘Teacups & Candy’ is a slow burning fuse that twists and turns along a vast landscape of uncanny beauty before gently crackling into a full blown explosion of fantasy funk. The single features an epic string solo from Melbourne’s own Xani Kolac aka acclaimed violinist and Music Victoria Award nominee, XANI. Guitarist and frontman leader of the band Cristian Barbieri says; “This song was heavily inspired by Willy Wonker’s chocolate factory. Lickable wallpaper, chocolate rivers and fizzy lifting drinks: It’s wild! So naturally it called for an equally wild violin solo by Xani.”

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“The three of us have played together so much over the years, with different bands and artists, and all types of gigs. I hear that all come to fruition on this EP. I feel like we found our feet. Choi, our producer, nailed the engineering/production side too. Every instrument sounds exactly as we wanted. That doesn’t always happen.”
– The CB3

Defining new parameters for contemporary music by blending class-act musicianship with a rare gift of both conviction and restraint, the creative prowess of CB3 bandmates; Cristian Barbieri (guitar), Caleb Shand (bass) and Chris Farace (drums), possess a knack for not only the tune, but the feeling: one that permeates, captures and transforms. Their upcoming EP Bunny Hop is a true testament to this inimitable camaraderie. When long-term friendship and collegiality meet a common lust for scintillating groove, wise beyond its years, the results are phenomenal: beat, bass line and melody at its impeccable, hook-soaked best. Expect all this and more when the EP drops with the cool change at the end of summer.

‘Teacups & Candy’ is out now via CD Baby
Bunny Hop EP is out Friday 25 February

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Bunny Hop Track Listing
1. Bunny Hop
2. Mother Duck Says
3. October
4. Teacups & Candy (ft. XANI)
5. Still Lost, Still Looking
6. 40/40 Home

‘Teacups & Candy’ + Bunny Hop EP Credits
Guitar: Cristian Barbieri
Bass: Caleb Shand
Drums: Chris Farace
Violin: Xani Kolac
Recorded, mixed, mastered by Ivan Khatchoyan
Cover artwork by Meg Kolac
Pressed in Thornbury by Program Records

This album was written, recorded, mixed, mastered and manufactured in Naarm/Melbourne which we acknowledge belongs to the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We pay respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.

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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.