My Friend the Chocolate Cake announce new show in Hobart this December

After a successful tour that included Brisbane, Newcastle, Sydney, Adelaide, Blue Mountains, Castlemaine, Wagga Wagga and a sold-out hometown crowd in Melbourne at the Recital Centre, My Friend the Chocolate Cake have just announced a show at the Theatre Royal in Hobart on Saturday 9 December.

The band are on the road in support of their latest album The Revival Meeting, which has been described as “an album unlike any other, combining genres, images, instruments and lyrics not found in much of today’s music. This is not a throwback, or retro album. Sure their influences dip into folk, maybe even classical. But it is their own sound… This album is a work of art, and one that makes me reach back into their catalogue, but for my ears, this is their best and their most accomplished album to date.” (**** Spill Magazine)

Recently, the band released the official video for single Jeffrey Smart (Silver City). In this track, a Wurlitzer and a spacious groove underpin the tale about seeking to find the edge, the natural textural beauty and surreal light in the urban ordinary in the way that the expatriate Australian painter Jeffrey Smart did. David Bridie says: “Illuminating modern urban alienation, post-industrial landscapes. No need for picture postcard beauty. The best stuff is lamp posts, freeway overpasses, high rise flats, and old Greek men with cigarettes. Helen’s backing vocals sound like Serge Gainsbourg angels.” The video (made by Adem Jaffers) comes to life through a montage of the band alongside Jeffrey Smart’s extraordinary artwork, reproduced courtesy of the Jeffrey Smart Archive.

The song writing genius of David Bridie combined with the glorious strings of Helen Mountfort’s cello and Hope Csutoros’ violin are high in the curious collision of elements that have made My Friend The Chocolate Cake a big concert draw, triple ARIA winners and a vivid presence on countless film and TV soundtracks for more than two and a half decades. Their album history is a multi-dimensional mural of modern Australia that illustrates its geography, its political mores and its predominantly suburban identity, all by the kind of stealth that makes the most haunting, exhilarating and enduring pop music.

Saturday 9 December (8pm) | Theatre Royal, Hobart TAS | tickets

Saturday 25 November (8pm) | Caravan Music Club, Melbourne VIC | tickets
Sunday 26 November (3pm – family friendly) | Caravan Music Club, Melbourne VIC | tickets
Tilly Morris