Listen to some of the new album here
2017 was a big year for Andrew and Melinda. They released two singles, Stay and Wait Here for the Sun before releasing their new album, Where Once There was a Fire. They toured the UK and Europe promoting the album, then launched it in Melbourne and Adelaide before taking a rest for Christmas. The album and their live shows have been receiving critical acclaim ever since.
Robert Brokenmouth (i.94 Mag) put Where Once There was a Fire in his Top Ten albums of the year alongside Public Image Limited and Kraftwerk. He also put the Adelaide album launch in his top ten too alongside PJ Harvey, The Scientists and Hugo Race.
RRR put the album in their Top Ten and 2BOB FM gave it Album of the Week
In 2018 they have some very special Melbourne shows lined up as well as a tour of Perth / Fremantle in February with Melbourne darlings and good mates,The Underground Lovers and fellow 90's buddies, The Rosemary Beads. Check out the dates here
"A fantastic, majestic and a total marvel of a record".
Sonic Wave Magazine (Spain)
"Real Slow", is a real stand-out, a gem. I could listen to it forever. If there is a better song released this year then perhaps all the fucking madness is worth it."
Robert Arthurton (UK)
"I swear - you feel rather than hear. I don’t think anyone’s really achieved this before"
Robert Brokenmouth 1-94
"There’s an insidious depth to McCubbin’s music. You don’t notice it immediately: melodies played high on the fret board, quietly, carefully, dexterously like a seasoned poacher tickling salmon lying in a stream. The quietness can be eerie, the space between the sound vast and captivating. McCubbin’s voice is dark and haunting; his harmonic interplay with Melinda Kay creates a mesmerising vocal dialectic. When the stillness breaks, McCubbin and his band drench the room with a ferocity of the storms we were promised but arguably never got the day before. We’re roused into euphoric excitement by ‘Once There Was a Fire’, compelled to look within by ‘Wait Here for the Sun’, dazzled by the spiralling beauty of ‘If You Go Up’, seduced by the lush orchestral tones and piercing chords of the set’s finale ‘Stay’. And stay longer we wanted to do, but we were already sated. Perfectly so."
Patrick Emery - Beat Magazine
"On the one hand it’s achingly beautiful and moving, on the other it’s quite profoundly uplifting - I can’t actually think of another couple who have used song to expose their inner lives with such clarity and understanding."
Robert Brokenmouth i.94