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LP released: Aug 30, 2016

Tracklisting:
1. Rockley Gardens
2. Brisbane
3. Walk Away
4. Hold You
5. Frozen Peas
6. Apologise
7. Zadie
8. Turn It Around
9. Eight Days
10. Highway Bound
CLOSET STRAIGHTS
CLOSET STRAIGHTS
Label: COBRA SNAKE NECKTIE RECORDS
Cat No: CSNT22/LNT032
Barcode: 9343512004984
Packaging: LP Regular

Cobra Snake Necktie/Love & Theft are proud to announce the debut album

from heavy pop troubadours Closet Straights (formerly known as Alex & the Shy

Lashlies). Comprising of members of Loose Tooth, Bad Family and Pure

Moods, this young, scrappy team of talented pop legends from Melbourne are

consummately anchored by frontman Alex Lashlie's affable vocals and easy-
going compositions.

Musically, Closet Straights cover a bit of ground, from the far out regions of The

Velvet Underground's Loaded era jangle-pop to the vast plains of true-country

ramblers such as Sonny Smith and Cass McCombs. Nonetheless, this record

is melded together in a nonchalant, warm fashion that ensures these songs swim

around your head for a long time to come.

Recent singles Zadie and Eight Days, offered a taste of a sensitive reflections of

Lashlie's songwriting nouse, sympathetically sweetened by the band's rhythm

section and Etta Curry's bouyant backing vocals. Both singles were very warmly

received, quickly becoming staples on community radio stations RRR, PBS and

JJJ.

Closet Straights was recorded at A Secret Location studios alongside acclaimed

engineer Nick Treweek and producer John Guscott (Wagons).