Half Mile Harvest

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Half Mile Harvest
Half Mile Harvest by The Teskey Brothers.png
Studio album by
Released12 January 2017 (2017-01-12)
StudioHalf Mile Harvest Studios
LabelHalf Mile Harvest Recordings, Decca, Ivy League
ProducerBrendon Love, Sam Teskey
The Teskey Brothers chronology
The Teskey Brothers
(2012)
Half Mile Harvest
(2017)
Run Home Slow
(2019)
Singles from Half Mile Harvest
  1. "Pain and Misery"
    Released: 2016
  2. "Louisa"
    Released: 7 October 2017[1]
  3. "I Get Up"
    Released: 4 October 2018[2]

Half Mile Harvest is the debut studio album by Australian indie blues rock band The Teskey Brothers. The album was released on 12 January 2017 and peaked at number 18 on the ARIA Charts. A deluxe edition was released in October 2018 with two bonus new tracks.

Background and release[edit]

Josh and Sam Teskey grew up in Warrandyte and met Brendon Love and Liam Gough and formed the Teskey Brothers in 2008. The Teskey Brothers have been performing around Melbourne since then. The album was recored in Sam's studio space. In January 2017, the album was launched with a sold out Gasometer Hotel in Collingwood, which had a 150 capacity. Three months later, the group had sold out the 300-capacity Northcote Social Club and in May month they played four nights at the 800-capacity Corner Hotel in Richmond. In June 2017, the band played outside of Victoria for the first time. [3]

Critical reception[edit]

Craig Mathieson from Sydney Morning Herald said "Josh's voice, a husky blue-eyed soul instrument that draws stinging regret out of the playing of his guitarist brother Sam, bassist Brendon Love, and drummer Liam Gough, is one element that has contributed to the band's sudden rise." adding "There's the influence of Fleetwood Mac's original avatar Peter Green on Sam's guitar playing, but the band often reveals a revivalist's dedication. The reckoning with heartbreak and swelling horn parts summon a bygone era."[3]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by The Teskey Brothers, unless otherwise noted.

Standard edition
No.TitleLength
1."Crying Shame"3:51
2."I Love a Woman" (Billy Myles) 
3."Pain and Misery"4:00
4."Shiny Moon"4:20
5."Reason Why"4:53
6."Louisa"3:03
7."Til' the Sky Turns Black"5:05
8."Hard Feeling"4:17
9."Honeymoon"11:42
Deluxe edition
No.TitleLength
1."Crying Shame"3:51
2."Say You'll Do"4:50
3."Pain and Misery"4:00
4."Shiny Moon"4:20
5."Reason Why"4:53
6."I Get Up"4:23
7."Louisa"3:03
8."Til' the Sky Turns Black"5:05
9."Hard Feeling"4:17
10."Honeymoon"11:41
Total length:50:14

Charts[edit]

Chart (2017–19) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[4] 18
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[5] 49

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format(s) Label Catalogue Version
Australia 12 January 2017 Half Mile Harvest Recordings GLS-0241-02 / TBLP01 Standard
Europe 26 October 2018
  • CD
  • digital download
Decca 6798408 International
Australia 26 October 2018[6][7]
  • CD
  • digital download
  • vinyl
  • streaming
Ivy League IVY447 Deluxe

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Teskey Brothers - Louisa". YouTube. 7 October 2017. Retrieved 16 August 2019.
  2. ^ "The Teskey Brothers - I Get Up". YouTube. 4 October 2018. Retrieved 16 August 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Oh brother! What a year it's been for the Teskey Brothers". Sydney Morning Herald. 20 June 2017. Retrieved 13 August 2019.
  4. ^ "Australiancharts.com – The Teskey Brothers – Half Mile Harvest". Hung Medien. Retrieved 13 August 2019.
  5. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – The Teskey Brothers – Half Mile Harvest" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 13 August 2019.
  6. ^ "Half Mile Harvest (Deluxe DD) by The Teskey Brothers". iTunes Store. Retrieved 13 August 2019.
  7. ^ "Half Mile Harvest (Deluxe CD)". JB Hi-Fi. Retrieved 13 August 2019.