Our new album, Risk It For A Biscuit, is out now! It’s 10 tracks travel an undulating path encountering transcendence, hope, risk, revelry, grief, rapture, commitment, heartbreak, liberation and discretion. The download and disc are both available via the Music tab of our website, which takes you to our Bandcamp page. The player is embedded below. We’d love for you to have a listen and  tell us what you think of it.

We’re touring from November 17 to December 4, performing in Gloucester, Coffs Harbour, Brisbane, Sandgate, Mt Burrell, Newcastle, Sydney, Erina, Canberra, Ulladulla and Melbourne. All the details are on our Shows page. It’d be great to see you!

Hold onto yer chips, Canberra – We’re back this Saturday March 12th, 7-9pm! We had such a lovely time at Smith’s Alternative on our Christmas tour, that we booked a repeat show there that very night, with the same lineup:

The Cheeky Violets duo combines indie, folk, pop and a touch of jazz, each singing and playing acoustic guitar. Mixtape Chorus is a choir for lovers of indie pop music. Annie & Bern will perform a set of originals, then send our sixties song list around the room and play the audience’s favourites. Be there and take your pick!

Set times are 7pm The Cheeky Violets / 7:40pm Mixtape Chorus / 8:20pm Annie & Bern
Entry is $10 / $7 CMC members at the door or from Smith’s tickets page.

A lot of our shows, like this weekend’s, feature female musicians. Reflecting on International Women’s Day (March 8th) we’re proud to have been involved with so many impressive women over the past year: Alanna and Alicia, Bobby Dazzler Market Party, The Cheeky Violets, Gunyah Animal Healing Sanctuary, Kay Proudlove, Kelli Morris Photographer, Kensington Market, Lila Jean Vintage, Lisa Crawley, Miss Pippilotta, Mixtape Chorus, Once More With Feeling, Ray Of Light Studio, Shadow Feet, Soul Scissors & Vintage Bride!

We choose to work with women as much as possible, for two main reasons: Firstly, we’ve found that women take pride in their work and the way they do business. They’re respectful, enterprising and hard working, which makes them a pleasure to work with. Secondly, the music industry is rife with sexism, manifesting as a lack of recognition, under-representation, condescension and harrassment. We’re driven to change this.

We’ve worked with women in music, vintage fashion, weddings, magazines, photography, arts & crafts, hair styling and animal welfare. We’ve shared gigs, collaborated, and given and received introductions and practical support. We give our thanks to the women above, as well as to all the individual women who have been gracious and supportive of us in so many ways over the past year. YEAH!

Happy new year! February counts as ‘new’ in our book. January is for easing oneself into a year. February is when things more noticeably start. Appropriately, our first show for 2016 is this weekend!

We’re performing 3 sets at Vintage Bride Wedding Fair on Sunday February 7th in Melbourne. The fair takes place in Collingwood Town Hall, 11am-3pm. It’s a friendly event for perusing and chatting with vintage and eclectic wedding professionals (like us!) – A treasure trove for the betrothed.

For those not planning a wedding as such, the day still presents an opportunity to be surrounded by beautiful flowers, photography, millinery, jewellery, take-home samples, music and the well turned-out turnout likely found at a vintage-loving fair. Entry is $10.