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Out Now: Felicity Cripps Band (FCB) unveils anthem for collective conscience with single ‘Inside a Keyhole’ 


+ Joins Don Walker for Victorian shows

Mick Pacholli
Mick Pachollihttps://www.tagg.com.au
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.        

FELICITY CRIPPS BAND

There is a psychedelic blush to the track – the transfixing and hypnotic vocals have a Beach Boys harmonic shimmer that reaches an anthemic crescendo as the song ends. It’s a gorgeous slice of immersive dreamy pop that leaves you in a state of blissful euphoria’ – Arun Kendall, Backseat Mafia

Castlemaine based musician and the lead vocalist of Felicity Cripps Band (FCB) is set to release a heartfelt ode to the collective conscience in the band’s new single ‘Inside a Keyhole’, out independently on Wednesday 20 March. Born out of a need for community and meaningful connection, this single is the first taste of an exciting album on the horizon for 2024. Amongst the throes of raising her newborn daughter, a newfound lockdown-altered reality, and running arts institution and venue Theatre Royal Castlemaine, which she owns and operates with her husband, Felicity wrote ‘Inside A Keyhole‘ to hold on to her sense of self.

‘Inside a Keyhole’ delivers a driving and psychedelic backdrop to Felicity’s ethereal vocals, recorded by Nick Huggins (Dirty Three, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Jen Cloher, Alice Skye) at Resting Bell Studio in Point Lonsdale, and features a line-up of collaborators including Alex Scott-Douglas on backing vocals, Tom Norton on drums, Bones Sloane on bass guitar, Nigel Tilbrook and Tim Heath on guitars, and Nick Huggins on synth, electronics, and production. Taking a David Lynch approach to her writing Felicity tapped into her subconscious, finding new ways to enter that transcendental state to create.

‘Where once I’d get caught up in my own head, now I could just enjoy the day. I realised that once our attention on the noise subsides, there is so much magic around — it’s enough to make you laugh! And it’s always there, we just miss it. I needed to write this song to remind me of that feeling. Like a portal back into that place of contentment, where nothing matters, where we can just simply ‘be’ – Felicity Cripps

FCB (Felicity Cripps Band) evolved following Felicity’s move out of the city to Castlemaine on Dja Dja Wurrung country, her first foray into solo territory, following previous musical incantations and collaborations (HOY, Slow Galo, Houlette) across Naarm (Melbourne). Following the release of their debut album in 2017, Felicity has played locally and across the country with the full band and most recently as a duo, with friend and musical collaborator, Alex Scott-Douglas, sharing the stage with Models, Robert Forster, Rob Snarski, Lindy Morrison, and more, and appearing at the Townfolk Festival and Whole Loddon Love. This March the duo will join acclaimed Aussie songwriter and musician Don Walker for the Victorian leg of his upcoming tour.

Join Felicity as she unlocks this new sonic universe for Felicity Cripps Band. 

‘Inside a Keyhole’ out independently Wednesday 20

out now: felicity cripps band (fcb) unveils anthem for collective conscience with single ‘inside a keyhole’ 


March via Gyrostream + Bandcamp

Upcoming Shows and  Don Walker Tour Dates

Thursday 21 March – Supporting Don Walker* 
Caravan Club, Archies Creek Vic
Set Time 7:30pm
Tickets

Friday 22 March – Supporting Don Walker* 
Memo Music Hall, St Kilda Vic
Set Time 7:30pm
Tickets

Saturday 23 March – Supporting Don Walker* 
Brunswick Ballroom, Brunswick Vic
Set Time 7pm
Tickets

Sunday 24 March – Supporting Don Walker* 
Live At The Bundy, Bundalaguah Vic
Set Time 7:30pm
Tickets

‘Inside a Keyhole’ Credits:
Written and composed by Felicity Cripps
Arranged by FCB:
Felicity Cripps (vocals/songwriter)
Alex Scott-Douglas (backing vocals)
Tom Norton (Drums)
Bones Sloane (Bass guitar)
Nigel Tilbrook (Guitar)
Tim Heath (Guitar)
Nick Huggins (synth, electronics)
Recorded, mixed and produced by Nick Huggins – Resting Bell Studio, Point Lonsdale, Victoria
Mastered by Chris Chetland, Kog Mastering, Waitākere ranges, NZ

‘Inside a Keyhole’ Lyrics: 
I’m the killer and I’m the killed
I’m the spiller and I’m the spilled
I’m the dust between the cracks
I’m the road that leads you back
I’m the tears you didn’t cry
I’m the stars that never shine
I’m the grass and I’m the trees
And I’m everything in between

The universe is inside a keyhole

The universe is inside a keyhole

I’m the dreamer, I am Christ

I’m the sunshine and the night

I’m the eagle, I’m the wren

The beginning and the end

I turned my head to see, in its entirety

The eternal universe

We are loved and we are cursed

‘Cause I am everything

And I am nothing

The universe is inside a keyhole

The universe is inside a keyhole

Let’s take a trip to the otherside

Let’s take a trip to the otherside

I’m the killer, I’m the killed

I’m spiller, I’m the spilled

I’m the thunder, I’m the sky

I’m the darkness, I’m the light

I’m grace and I’m pain

I’m heat, I’m the rain

I’m the sunshine, I’m the night

I am the eagle taking flight

 

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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