The Teskey Brothers – This Will Be Our Year: Cover Of The Day

The Teskey Brothers make their eagerly anticipated return with the release of their new single, ‘This Will Be Our Year’ – a cover of the classic song by The Zombies, and a timely sentiment as we approach 2023.

Here’s what we know:

On this version of the track, we hear the psychedelic-era pop sound of the original is supplanted by classic Teskey Brothers soul.

“We just played it in our way,” says Sam. “That’s the cool thing—sometimes when you try and cover something and you don’t spend too long trying to make it perfect, you just naturally fall into your own way of playing it and it naturally becomes your own thing.” 

‘This Will Be Our Year’ sees the band collaborate with producer Eric J Dubowsky for the first time, whose CV includes records by Flume, Chet Faker and Weezer. The new music arrives ahead of the band’s performance with Orchestra Victoria next Fri 18th November at the Aware Super Theatre in Sydney, in celebration of their album Live At Hamer Hall, nominated for Best Blues and Roots Album at this year’s ARIA Awards. The band will then round out the year playing at Harvest Rock, Queenscliff Music Festival and a special headline show at the Palace Foreshore for Always Live on Sun Dec 4 in Melbourne.

The Teskey Brothers version of ‘This Will Be Our Year’ retains the harmonic and melodic integrity of the Zombies original, but in their hands, ‘This Will Be Our Year’ feels untethered to the past, newly animated by Josh’s distinctive vocal expression. The arrangement is unfussy, decorated with organs, horns and a hint of Muscle Shoals in the rhythm section. They haven’t given it a complete facelift, but the psychedelic-era pop sound of the original is supplanted by classic Teskey Brothers soul.

“’This Will Be Our Year’ is one of the most beautiful and interesting songs of all time, that everyone SHOULD know but not many people have really heard of… The question I keep asking is ‘how did they fit so many beautiful lyrics into that rhythm and melody?’ It shouldn’t work so well. But it does. I love this song and the sentiment to bring in the new year. ‘This Will Be Our Year’ by The Zombies, the Teskeyfied version. Happy festive season and bring on 2023!” – Josh Teskey

The Teskey Brothers are one of the great success stories in contemporary soul and roots music. Rooted in the partnership between vocalist Josh Teskey and his brother, guitarist and engineer Sam Teskey, the soul and R&B outfit from Warrandyte on the fringes of Melbourne have made their mark on the mainstream since releasing their debut album, Half Mile Harvest, in January 2017. The Teskey Brothers’ second album, 2019’s Run Home Slow, reached #2 in Australia and resonated with audiences across the globe, leading to major headline shows in London, Amsterdam and New York.  In the wake of its success, The Teskey Brothers landed slots at major festivals like Bonnaroo and Japan’s Fuji Rock, performed in front of ten-thousand people at Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre and appeared on US network TV show Jimmy Kimmel Live!  Along the way, Sam Teskey earned a Grammy nomination for Best Engineered Album and The Teskey Brothers released a live album Live At The Forum, landing their first Australian #1 album.

The Teskey Brothers – ‘This Will Be Our Year’

Out now through Ivy League Records

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