In 2008 Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson became only the second married couple in the history of the Australian album charts to have an album collaboration debut at #1.
Who was the couple prior? John Lennon & Yoko Ono.
Nearly five years since the release of their last collaborative album Kasey and Shane have braved the perils of a married-couple-locking-themselves-into-a-small-space and have recorded Wreck & Ruin, the highly anticipated follow up to their 2008 platinum #1 hit album Rattlin’ Bones.
Kasey and Shane said:
“Having been almost five years since we made Rattlin’ Bones we thought it was time to ‘Tempt Fate’ and challenge our marriage by making another album together!
“We have both made solo albums in between but in the back of our minds we always knew we would end up making music together again.
“The writing process fell into place easier than we had planned so we grabbed some musician friends and recorded us all jamming the songs on a farm for a week. Wreck & Ruin was born and gave us a chance to revisit the sounds of music that we love to make together where it can be ‘traditional’ but not ‘conventional’”.
The cover artwork for Wreck & Ruin was commissioned from UK based Australian artist Kerry Evans. The album is co-produced by Nash Chambers, Shane Nicholson and Kasey Chambers and was recorded at Foggy Mountain Studios.
Due for release on September 7, 2012, Wreck & Ruin will feature thirteen tracks including first single ‘Adam and Eve’.
New album WRECK & RUIN out Friday 7 September 2012
New single Adam and Eve out Monday 23 July 2012