Mick Thomas’ ‘Round Fourteen Two Thousand Nine’ Came From A Retro Footy Match In Lockdown - Noise11.com
Mick Thomas Roving Commission See You On The Other Side

Mick Thomas’ ‘Round Fourteen Two Thousand Nine’ Came From A Retro Footy Match In Lockdown

by Paul Cashmere on June 22, 2020

in News

When Mick Thomas gathered his Roving Commission for the “lockdown” album ‘See You On The Other Side’ he created one song from the perspective of being served retro football matches on television while the current season was put on hold.

“It’s a footy song. Basically, the first weekend after the footy was cancelled by force of habit I flicked on the tele on Friday night on the off chance they decided to play a match somewhere,” Mick tells Noise11.com. “I flicked it on and they were playing classic matches.

The song is about how memories are attached to time. “I yelled out to my wife who was also a Saints supporter “hey round 14, 2009”. We started talking about it. For us it was a time just before we had our child. It’s funny how people have different happenings focusing your life on what you were doing when, say with lockdown, a football match or whatever. I was trying to look at a relationship in terms of your footy team. It’s a simple song. That’s the way you focus your life”.

‘See You On The Other Side’ is a long overdue return to recording for Mick Thomas. He was due to begin work on a new studio album but that was postponed when the band was grounded during lockdown. Instead, this album features all new songs, mostly written and recorded in April and released in June.

Mick Thomas launched the album with a virtually streamed event from Memo Music Hall this past weekend.

You can buy the album from Mick’s website.


Follow Noise11 on Social Media

Noise11 on Instagram

You’ll discover music news first following Noise11 on Twitter

Comment on the news of the day, join Noise11 on Facebook



Related Posts

Nile Rodgers and Chic Rod Laver Arena on Sunday 8 April 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Nile Rodgers and Chic To Play Hampton Court Festival UK

Nile Rodgers and CHIC have been added to the bill for this summer's Hampton Court Palace Festival.

4 hours ago
Don Walker photo by Ros O'Gorman
Don Walker Has His Own Shows To Do

Don Walker will play his first solo shows in two years in August and first live performances since Cold Chisel’s Blood Moon tour of 2020.

1 day ago
Madonna, Rod Laver Arena Rebel Heart Tour. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Madonna Doubles Down On Gun Comments

Madonna has doubled down on her gun control comments, despite upsetting some followers with her efforts to restrict the sale of weapons in the U.S.

1 day ago
Lisa Simpson with Quilloughby
Morrissey Is Pissed Off The Simpsons Played Him As A Depressed Fat Racist

Morrissey is pissed off at The Simpsons for portraying him as a racist with a fat gut.

2 days ago
Shane Nicholson
Shane Nicholson Covers Neil Young’s ‘Dance Dance Dance’

Shane Nicholson has covered the Neil Young rarity ‘Dance Dance Dance’ not long after the release of the Young homage ‘Harvest On Vinyl’.

2 days ago
Kylie Minogue Disco
Kylie Minogue Is Planning An Extended Disco Release

Kylie Minogue is working on a new extended edition of her latest album Disco.

6 days ago
Danny Elfman photo by Jacob Boll
Danny Elfman To Release First Solo Album In 37 Years

Oingo Boingo founder Danny Elfman is about to release ‘Big Mess’, his first solo album in 37 years.

April 14, 2021