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NeillyRich Announce Release Date of New Album 'Love Bender'

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Love Bender is the fifth track lifted from Australian country duo NeillyRich’s forthcoming studio album of the same name, which was due for release earlier this year, but rescheduled due to the covid-19 pandemic.  Available for pre-order now, Love Bender the album is set to drop on Friday, November 27, through Social Family Records, on CD along with a digital deluxe version, which features two bonus acoustic tracks.
 
Love Bender, the single, is a drinking song and a love song combined – describing love to anyone can sound like a cocktail!  A little bit of sweet, some sour, and some hard liquor can be an enticing mix…not just over the bar, but in love itself.  Love Bender is just that, with a catchy groove encapsulating the naughty nature of the song – a playful take on what could be described as a love song, just with a whole lot of rum mixed in.
 
With a history of writing drinking songs, Love Bender was co-written by NeillyRich (Matthew McNeilly-Woolley & Amelia McNeilly-Woolley) with fellow Australian country songwriter, Matt Scullion.
 
A love song can take on many different forms,” says Matt McNeilly-Woolley. “Coming up with ways to liken drinking to actually being in love was surprisingly easy!  The way we described how we wanted this track to sound to our producer was, a little bit tipsy and a whole lot dirty.”
 
Love Bender (the album) is the debut full length record for the duo. It’s a culmination of years of work, writing, driving, performing, and traveling, ending in a Nashville recording studio under the wing of renowned producer, Jamie Tate
 
For every song that made the cut, twenty didn’t. They poured over lyrics and melodies, tested and played with ideas, and during the journey, found their “sound”.  Originally due for release earlier in 2020, the album needed to be rescheduled due to the covid-19 pandemic.  With venues now reopening and album launch shows booked, the record is now set to drop on November 27.
 
During the covid lockdown, the pair also recorded a couple of acoustic tracks, turning the digital release into a deluxe edition.  Featuring nine tracks, including the 2 new bonus acoustic numbers, as well as their previous four singles, Hey YouFirewoodStop Loving You, and My TownLove Bender brings about the true double country heart that is NeillyRich.
 
Fans can catch the duo to celebrate the release of the album in Canberra on Friday, November 27 at Magoo’s Café and Bar, Kingston, and in Queanbeyan on Saturday, November 28 at the Tourist Hotel.  More show dates to be announced.

 
LOVE BENDER
ALBUM TRACK LISTING

01 Stop Loving You
02 My Town
03 Love Bender
04 I.C.U.
05 Hooked on Summer
06 Hey You
07 Firewood
08 Heart to Heart (acoustic bonus track) ***
09 Behind Closed Doors (acoustic bonus track) ***

*** Only available on the digital deluxe album ***
 
Instant Grat Tracks (iTunes):  Stop Loving You, My Town, Hey You, Firewood

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