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Ahead of the release of his debut solo album The Storm Before The Calm on June 17, Chris Cheney shares the video for his new single ‘Corner Shop’, and announces a nationwide album tour for July/August. Made in collaboration with director and film-maker Sean McDonald, the visual accompaniment for ‘Corner Shop’ takes the viewer into the mind and creative world of Cheney in a raw and honest way, focusing on the singer-songwriter as he creates a painting of an increasingly rare Australian icon – the milk bar.

WATCH: Chris Cheney – ‘Corner Shop’

Cheney says of the clip, “When I was a kid I used to spend hours drawing. Before I wanted to be a musician, I wanted to be an artist or a graphic designer. I feel like I’ve come full circle and rediscovered my love for painting and visual arts. It’s quite ironic that I should have a song all about the corner milk bar and childhood memories and that the film clip should find me once again sketching and painting just as I did when I was a kid. Music and art have always gone hand in hand for me, so it just seemed a great idea for this song to combine both.”

As a fellow child of the 80s Sean McDonald found it easy to relate to the wistful themes of the song. He says, “This song is so beautifully crafted, filled with nostalgia, reflecting on the beauty of a simpler time and I wanted the video to also represent this same spirit. We shot a lot of this clip on a super 8 camera I purchased during lockdown when I was probably longing for the same things Chris was when writing this song. We wanted the video to almost be like a scrapbook of his thoughts during this time and I was lucky enough to be allowed into his garage turned studio, turned bar, turned painting studio. It’s a little sanctuary of creativity. Seeing him create his corner shop painting was an incredible side of his artistry that was amazing to witness and I knew needed to be included in the clip.”

‘Corner Shop’ follows the release of ‘California’ and ‘Football Team’ as the next single Cheney’s forthcoming debut solo album The Storm Before The Calm (out 17 June).

To celebrate the album’s arrival, Chris and his band will take The Storm Before The Calm on the road throughout July and August, playing shows in Brisbane, Adelaide, Fremantle, Sydney and Melbourne. Fans can sign up for pre-sale access through Chris’ mailing list at

Chris Cheney – The Storm Before The Calm. Out 17 June 2022 through Liberator Music
Pre-order here


1. Impossible Dream
2. California
3. Football Team
4. Corner Shop
5. Lost In The Darkness
6. The River
7. Still Got Friday On My Mind
8. Exile
9. 2am
10. Little White Pills

Chris Cheney at Bluesfest 2022 by Jason Rosewarne

Chris Cheney – The Storm Before The Calm Tour

Pre-sale begins Friday 3 June, Midday. Tickets on sale Monday 6 June, Midday

Saturday 16 July
The Zoo | Brisbane, QLD

Friday 22 July
Mojo | Fremantle, WA

Saturday 23 July
Jive | Adelaide, SA

Saturday 30 July
Corner Hotel | Melbourne, VIC

Saturday 13 August
Factory Theatre | Sydney, NSW

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