Blackchords have started work on their second album with former Frames guitarist David Odlum behind the desk.
Grammy and Mercury Prize nominee Odlum has produced The Frames, Gemma Hayes, Luka Bloom and Josh Ritter.
Blackchords are recording the album in a studio transformed from a country shed in regional Victoria.
Fans funded half the recording costs for the album after Blackchords put the call out via website Pozible. Money earned from local and international sync deals will cover remaining costs for the album.
When the album is done, the Blackchords tapes will head back to France with David to be mix at the Black Box Studios in Gravoyere.
Blackchords will showcase some of the new music at the Fuse Festival in Adelaide on February 13.