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BAND OF BROTHERS – COTERIE ANNOUNCE AUS TOUR, RELEASE NEW VIDEO

Hear me I admit my faults. I’m open come and see my wrongs…

Hello beautiful people ?

Our music video for ‘Salvation‘ is out. We put our heart and soul into this song and we’re so proud of how the video turned out.

Shout out to Madeline King for helping us bring this song to life.

Also sending big love to everyone that has already listened and shared the song,

When we wrote ‘Salvation‘, we were hoping to speak to the times & culture we’re living in. Everyone, no matter their situation or circumstance, needs a hand up at some point.. sometimes life sucks. This song is essentially us communicating and relating to that part of humanity..  

There’s a lyric in the song “watch me through your bleeding eyes..”, if that’s to resonate with the listener on how they respond to times like these or how they view others, then our art will do what we hoped it to.

ICYMI: We’re doing some shows and you should all come along. They’re FREE!! Check the poster below for info and we’ll see you then ?

– Cheers,

COTERIE

This brotherhood, this COTERIE of musicians, they’re intelligent, they’re highly articulate, they’re humble, they’re socially adept, poised, in-sync with each other and all who surround them, they’re respectful, honest, charismatic, exceptionally talented, and they are determined. Determined to forge for themselves a lifelong career with music at its core. Well, music and family that is, for these are what drives them. 

I must admit, never before have I met a group of brothers who are so close-knit and who speak of their parents with such admiration. They know their roots and, like trees; they have grown tall, branched out, spread their limbs for others to shelter under and yet still their roots run deep, grounded with the knowledge that without that soil and the parents that tended to them during their years as saplings, there is a chance that they could have succumbed to the pressures of life, they may have chosen to follow instead of lead, travelled down wasteful pathways of conformity or been swallowed whole by that wildebeest – the one that many fellow creatives with no outlet know so well, the one that preys upon your emotions and plays with you like a puppeteer. That does not mean to say though, that COTERIE’S life experiences so far have been free from these things, but rather that there is in each of them, an innate sense of wisdom or emotional sagacity that has equipped them with the kind of experiential self-knowledge, and compassion that strengthens their Whānau and allows them to forge ahead with tenacity and resilience.

As we sat there, Caris and I, with these men, all six of us evenly spaced, balanced by distance and inwardly faced; the more and more that I felt intuitively connected or embraced, that all six of us, for a brief moment in time had existed together as “we the COTERIE.” Tyler, Brandford, Joshua and Conrad all possess that insightful gaze – the kind within which you may drown  if looked at too deeply or for too long. There is absolutely no inkling that any of them are putting up a front or trying to portray a particular kind of persona and I find this refreshing because so often I am faced with the obstacles of tearing down the walls and breaking through the fakeness in order to find the truth that is hidden underneath. Not here, no, not at all. 

COTERIE is: Tyler Fisher (Lead Vocal, Guitar), Brandford Fisher (Bass, Backup Vocals), Joshua Fisher (Piano. Synths, Backup Vocals), and Conrad Fisher ( Lead Guitar, Backup Vocals). They are themselves instruments that have been synchronously tuned to each other, co-existing with both deliberate and spontaneous musicalities that set COTERIE apart from other musicians and sees them producing songs that are authentically raw, honest and contextually deep with lyrical arrangements that are profoundly relatable for the listener

With their SALVATION TOUR already underway, COTERIE has taken up residency at El Grotto’s in Scarborough, Perth, and this intimate setting has seen them fill the venue to its capacity on several occasions. With passers by stopping in their tracks to go inside and listen, COTERIE’S debut SALVATION TOUR has already seen them attract a wealth of new fans and has been well received by old and new fans alike. 

COTERIE will continue to perform at El Grotto’s throughout February and March with more shows and Perth venues to be announced. After this, COTERIE flys to the East Coast of Australia with the SALVATION TOUR continuing for another two months. They’ll be hitting the road, playing gigs at Waywards (Newtown, NSW)The Penny Black (Brunswick, VIC), Tattersalls Hotel (Goulburn, NSW) and North Gong Hotel (Wollongong, NSW). Having previously traveled, COTERIE enjoys the East Coast vibe and with more TasterMaker collaboration plans afoot, COTERIE will undoubtedly hit the ground running when they return to Perth.

Inspired by their residency shows in Perth, COTERIE’S “TasteMaker Sessions” on YouTube have seen them collaborate with artists such as Mali Jo$e, Marksman Lloyd, MacDemarco, Death By Denim506B Wise, Polish Club and Ziggy Ramo. The series sees the guest artists join COTERIE as they perform originals and covers of their favourite songs. When asked to describe the most interesting or memorable guest artist/s, COTERIE reflect:  “We really enjoyed writing with David Novak (singer & guitarist) and John-Henry Pajak (drummer) from Polish Club. Novak is hilarious…he has no filter and that was refreshing. Yeah, Novak stands out for sure. John and Dave were enigmatic…..it was awesome to collaborate with Ziggy too, that’s definitely memorable. He would just say whatever was on his mind so you always knew where you stood and there was always a lot of creative dialogue. There was familiarity with Ziggy too, he’s similar to us and is a WA boy too. Ziggy was like a brother.”

COTERIE play what they like to listen to and their music reflects this, they describe their sound as being “similar to Matt Corby and Kings of Leon mixed together.” As a four-piece alt/indie/rock band COTERIE describe themselves as normal guys trying to convey the times they’re in and the times that other people find themselves in. They’re continually adding new songs to their setlists and whilst COTERIE’S “TasteMaker Sessions” clearly demonstrate the scope of their talent, COTERIE has yet to showcase the breadth and variety of their sound or style. 

Growing up in Perth, music has been in their lives since day one and the inception of their instrumental and vocal training can be credited to their parents – both of whom COTERIE describe as exceptionally talented and well-respected musicians who have inspired not only them but many other artists too. For COTERIE, music is a creative outlet, it’s an art form, and their appetite for art remains ever present. More than anything, music is art and  COTERIE describe the need for art as being who they are. Tyler, Brandford, Joshua and Conrad all contribute to the song writing process however it usually begins with Tyler. As COTERIE’S lead vocalist, there is congruence between the brothers that “he’s the lead vocalist and so it’s important that he has a real connection to the lyrics and the emotional  tone that’s he vocalising because otherwise it won’t sound authentic…and then it wouldn’t be authentic or relatable for the listener.” Each brother brings something different to the creative process, they share their ideas freely and contribute constructively. 

As a band, COTERIE are self-aware, critical and responsive. They describe their rehearsals as being fairly relaxed and a time during which they “like to gauge what the audience responds to, we pay attention to how they receive the songs and we take that with us into the rehearsal space and try to be reflective during rehearsal time. It’s important to us to consider what is working and isn’t working, to try things out differently and to practice playing songs in alternative ways…with a different tempo for example, or an acoustic version and because we do this, we end up with a better repertoire of skills and the scope to mix things up during a performance if something goes wrong with our gear or if we feel like the audience on that day would appreciate one version more than the other. We don’t always remain on the stage when we perform either so with songs like Stepping Stone – we actually go into the crowd so when we rehearse that we will physically move around in the space because you need to learn how to comfortably play or sing when moving about.” COTERIE’S professional maturity here, in the rehearsal space, means that they are well-equipped to handle the pressures of performing on stage regardless of the size of the venue or the demographic of their audience. Yes, they still get nervous but a little bit of nerves is a good thing, it means that they authentically care and that it is important to them.

I asked COTERIE  if they had any advice for the young people in Perth who are still at school and want to pursue a career in the music industry and so I leave you know, with this message from COTERIE;

Don’t hold back, just do it…if it’s what you love then just keep doing it. Don’t get caught up in the pressures of feeling like you need formal qualifications or “a real job” because if music is your passion then you should pursue it wholeheartedly, without regrets. Don’t let failure stand in your way, try and think of it as just a stepping stone and then fall back in love with music. Write whenever you can, listen whenever you can, busk whenever you can, engage whenever you can. If something isn’t working, step  outside of your routine. You need to be passionate about the craft, you have to love it first and you have to find a way for your art form to endure. Aroha .”

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