“Growing up is a scam, I wish I knew before I signed up” sings Siobhan Cotchin in ‘Growing Pains’. Marking an emotional maturation, it is paired with the relatability & candidness that assisted her in building a passionate following across the country. ‘Growing Pains’ is an “ode to anxiety”, helping audiences find solace in the uncertainty of the future, even when irresolute of who they truly are. A 2021 spent inside, unable to leave Western Australia has left Cotchin questioning the purpose of time passing, unable to find fulfillment in even the briefest social encounters.
Having sparkled across stages this year, sharing floorboards with Spacey Jane, Kav Temperley & Bob Evans (Jebediah), Noah Dillon and Katy Steele as well as upcoming shows with Leon Bridges & Teskey Brothers, Cotchin is now poised to etch her name further into audiences psyche, with ‘Growing Pains’ her first release after acclaimed EP ‘Highways and Heartbreaks’.
Working with Perth-based producer Sam Ford (Psychedelic Porn Crumpets, POND, Abbe May), Siobhan Cotchin recorded the indie-alt ballad at Tone City Recordings, staying close to home to lay down the final tracks. Aged only 21, she performs with a touching & powerful intelligence that belies her youthful experiences, poised to dig deeper & further as she grows.
“‘Growing Pains’ is a super personal song about the realities of growing up. It’s about wanting to avoid all responsibilities of adulthood and the anxieties I think we’ve all faced at some point about who we are and where we fit in the world. It’s kind of an ode to my anxiety and the way it makes me act by ‘ghosting my friends’ and just generally avoiding people. I hope with ‘Growing Pains’, people can find solace and comfort in the lyrics and know it’s completely okay to be scared of the future and not know who you are. It’s all part of being human!” Siobhan Cotchin
“It was so incredible to work with Sam Ford at Tone City. I feel like I’m starting fresh and exploring aspects of my music I haven’t had the chance to yet. I always have the best time in the studio with my band, it was a super easy process and all just naturally flowed.” Siobhan Cotchin
Siobhan Cotchin’s accolades and powerful compositions are reminiscent of a songwriter much deeper into their career than the 21-year old. Sharing stages with Robert Forster (Go-Betweens), Spacey Jane, Leon Bridges & Kav Temperley across 2022, has allowed her to blossom into a trailblazing artist within her own right. West Australian Music (WAM) awards for Most Popular New Act & Song Of The Year in 2021 positioned Cotchin as one-to-watch, not just in WA, but across Australia. Support from tastemakers triple j, triple j Unearthed, RTR FM, Pilerats & more followed. Now with guitar-ballad single ‘Growing Pains’ in tow, Cotchin has positioned herself on the precipice of a breakout single.
“I’m so excited to put this song out into the world and have a huge party at The Bird! I’m really enjoying leaning into my rock n roll side and I cannot wait to showcase that at this single launch. So honored to also have Lonesome Dove and Nectar on the lineup, as well as some more special guests! Live shows are one of my most favorite aspects of music, I love harnessing the energy from the crowd and giving my all into it.” Siobhan Cotchin