Premiere: The Ronson Hangup (featuring members of The Anyones, Dallas Crane, The Church, Even, Paul Kelly’s band and Courtney Barnett’s band) unveil new video for single ‘SSDD (Same Shit Different Day)’

Today we can exclusively bring you the new video for the track ‘SSDD (Same Shit, Different Day)’ from Melbourne psych-pop supergroup The Ronson Hangup – featuring members of The Anyones, Dallas Crane, The Church, Even, Paul Kelly’s band and Courtney Barnett’s band. The track is off last year’s magnificent album ‘Centaurus’, reviewed by us here.

‘SSDD (Same Shit Different Day)’ has a crystalline guitar sound mixed with the heart thumping harmonies that create such magic with its Mamas and Papas sonic glide. The song has a jingle jangle ring that would fit in a set list from guitarist Ashley Naylor’s other band, The Church.

Steve Pinkerton says of the new single:

‘SSDD (Same Shit Different Day)’ deals with the concept of ‘contentment’ – and is a celebration of the mundane or ordinary. In the key of A minor, it swings with upbeat energy driven by Ash’s Johnny Marr-esque guitar riff.

The video has a bucolic pastoral setting with three of the members (Naylor, Pinkerton and Erica Menting) performing in the green grass of a park and generally larking around – reflecting the tongue in cheek lyrics that reveals the band’s wry sense of humour. It has a sunshine-filled ebullience that fits perfectly with the sprightly track:

‘SSDD (Same Shit, Different Day)’ is out tomorrow and available to download and stream through all the usual sites.

The single will be launched19 April at St Kilda’s George Lane – details and tickets here.

The individual band members have been very busy since the release of the album. Famously nicknamed by one of our writers as ‘Eddie Everywhere’, Naylor’s work rate is phenomenal given his involvement in the proficient The Church albums, numerous other projects and his solo work. Naylor has released his solo album Soundtracks Volume 2 and announced a Sydney show, and Pinkerton has released two singles and a debut album by his other project Pinkerton Pendlebury (with ARIA-winning guitarist Andrew Pendlebury).

‘Pinkerton Pendlebury’ will be launched by the full Pinkerton Pendlebury band – which includes bass player Steve Hadley (Paul Kelly, Tex Perkins & The Rubber Band, Black Sorrows, Vince Jones) and guitarist Jason Kain (Jackson Code, Louis Tillet’s Wet Taxis) – on Friday May 3 at George Lane in St Kilda. Tickets are available here.

Ashley Naylor’s Spaceship will play Sydney for the first time on Thursday 4 April at Moshpit Bar. Tickets are available here.

In the meantime. you can download and stream The Ronson Hangup’s album through the link below:

The tracks on Centaurus were written either collaboratively by Pinkerton and Naylor, or by Pinkerton solo – and they were brought to life by the musicianship of each of the band members. Co-founder and former member Mal Pinkerton trades guitar riffs with Naylor on six of the tracks.

The Ronson Hangup formed around the partnership of Steve Pinkerton, former frontman of The Anyones (aka The Everyones in the US) and current longtime drummer for Dallas Crane, and Ashley Naylor, much-loved Melbourne guitarist who recently joined The Church (he plays ‘on their new album ‘The Hypnogogue’), is a longtime member of both Paul Kelly’s band and The Rockwiz Orchestra, and has fronted popular Melbourne trio Even since the early ’90s.

Guests on the album include award-winning classical guitarist Slava Grigoryan, acclaimed jazz pianist Tony Gould AM, Jane Pinkerton (sister of Steve & Mal) who has spent many years with The Australian Opera, and pedal steel guitarist Shane Reilly (Lost Ragas, Tex Perkins, Beck).

The Ronson Hangup’s self-titled debut album was released in 2010.

The new album was partly recorded with the legendary Wayne Connolly at Head Gap Studios and mixed at Albert Studios while the remainder was recorded and mixed by Steve at his home studio.

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