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Slow Rinse is the new single from Tess McKenna’s forthcoming album, Before You Wandered In, due for release on Styletone Recordings in 2019.

Slow Rinse is all raw gloss and attitude. Overdriven chords, spacy drums and stripped back bass meet up with a chorus of voices that both charm and warn, “Better slow down,”. McKenna’s epic arrangement counters the relaxed ambivalence of stoner-rock with the lo-fi militancy of indie-rock.

At first glance Slow Rinse appears to be a poignant tale about the vagaries of dealing down at the local laundrette in clear view. However, what lies just beneath the surface is a snapshot of someone dealing with more than just drugs and the laundry.

Slow Rinse started life as a detuned guitar riff and bridge and then I let in some memories and some attitude. It’s ended up about a teenager who’s breaking away from the constraints of a scene rife with sexism and risky behaviour.
It’s about the moment just before I borrowed a bass and an amp and formed a three-piece rock band (The Right Furniture) with some like-minded musicians,” says McKenna.

Go-to collaborators, Ash Davies drums (Ash Davies and Matt Walker), and Karen Rush bass/vocals (Out Of The Compost-NZ), do whatever needs to be done, skilfully and dynamically, to support McKenna’s astonishing display of guitars and vocals.

Recorded and mixed by co-producer, Roger Bergodaz (Lost Ragas), Slow Rinse, despite clocking in at eight plus minutes (8:28), gives the illusion of going by
all too quickly.

Slow Rinse is due for release as a digital single Friday 02 November 2018.

SLOW RINSE

Written by Tess McKenna
Track 3 from album - Before You Wandered In (2019)
Produced by Tess McKenna and Roger Bergodaz
Recorded and mixed by Roger Bergodaz at Union Street Studio, Brunswick West. Australia
Musicians: Ashley Davies drums, Karen Rush bass/vocals, Tess McKenna vocals/guitars

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TESS MCKENNA ALBUM COVERS

FALLING INTO THE SUN (T.McKenna)
Track 1- Album BOOM BAM Produced by Shane O'Mara and Tess McKenna
musicians - Shane O'Mara. Peter Jones. Bill McDonald. Karen Rush. Tess McKenna


POP THE QUESTION (T.McKenna)
Track 3- Album BOOM BAM Produced by Shane O'Mara and Tess McKenna
musicians - Shane O'Mara. Peter Jones. Bill McDonald. Karen Rush. Tess McKenna

HUMMINGBIRD (T.McKenna)
Track 6 - Album THE NEW EVERYTHING Produced by Barry Stockley and Tess McKenna
musicians - Ashley Davies. Karen Rush. Tess McKenna


SO LONG (T.McKenna/M.den Elzen)
Track 3 - Album TAKE ME TO THE PLACE Produced by Michael den Elzen and Tess McKenna
musicians - Michael den Elzen. Chris Wilson. Tess McKenna


FILL ME UP (T.McKenna)
Track 3 - Album THE NEW EVERYTHING Produced by Barry Stockley and Tess McKenna
musicians - Ashley Davies. Karen Rush. Barry Stockley. Tess McKenna


WINTER SPRINGS (T.McKenna)
Track 5 - Album TAKE ME TO THE PLACE Produced by Michael den Elzen and Tess McKenna
musicians - Michael den Elzen. Karen Rush. Tess McKenna


MAKE ME WONDER (T.McKenna)
Track 7 - Album MAKE ME WONDER (1993) Produced by Barry Stockley and Tess McKenna
musicians - Toni Edwards. Barry Stockley. Ros Hallyburton. Andrew Pendlebury. Tess McKenna


GIPPSLAND TRAIN (T.McKenna)
Track 1 - Album MAKE ME WONDER Produced by Barry Stockley and Tess McKenna
musicians - Toni Edwards. Barry Stockley. Randy Bulpin. Tess McKenna


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TESS MCKENNA RELEASES NEW MUSIC 2018-2019
SLOW RINSE – Single (Digital) Available Fri 02 November 2018
BEFORE YOU WANDERED IN – Album out 2019 - Digital/CD/Vinyl

Tess McKenna is an independent artist based in Melbourne.
She has released two EPs and four studio albums:
March, The One Way, Make Me Wonder, Take Me To The Place, Boom Bam and The New Everything.
Her fifth album Before You Wandered In is due for release in 2019.

Tess moved to Melbourne in her late teens and performed solo before
picking up the electric bass and forming three-piece band
The Right Furniture. This alt-rock-punk outfit played all over, from Frock Rock at the Sydney Town Hall
to Melbourne’s iconic Tote Band Room with The Go-Betweens.

Tess has performed her songs at festivals, concert halls and pubs around Australia and overseas, including
the Byron Bay Blues Fest (NSW) and Austin’s SXSW (USA).
She has played guest supports for artists such as Lucinda Williams and Nick Cave
and her music can be heard on Australian television series and documentaries.

“There isn't a song here that is less than brilliant; the playing and recording is outstanding and McKenna
herself is one of the best singers in the country.” **** David Messer, Juice Australia

 “…Dehydrated fuzzy guitars and clunky drums stomp all over dreamy vocal textures; she's taking us to a place
worth visiting - mostly the lonely shattered fields of love-gone-wrong.”
**** Lesley Sly, Rolling Stone Australia

Before You Wandered In is her forthcoming album due for release 2019.
Produced by Tess McKenna and Roger Bergodaz (Matt Walker, Lost Ragas), has eight tracks including the current single
Slow Rinse
and, The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll by Bob Dylan.

Artist: TESS MCKENNA
Album: Before You Wandered In (Digital//CD/Vinyl)
Released on Styletone Recordings (2019)
Produced by Tess McKenna and Roger Bergodaz
Recorded and mixed by Roger Bergodaz at Union Studio, Brunswick West, Australia.

Mastered by Amy Marie at Yes Master Studios Nashville, USA.
Musicians appearing on Before You Wandered In:
Ashley Davies. drums (all tracks) Karen Rush. bass/vocals (all tracks)
Michael den Elzen. guitars (tracks 1, 5 and 8) Tess McKenna. vocals/guitars (all tracks)

bookings@tessmckenna.com