Charismatic young Tasmanian Christopher Coleman and his Collective have unveiled a new song, ‘Just Like A Needle’ .

Recorded in a barn in the south of Sweden, where Coleman was mixing his band’s debut album, the four verse, no chorus track meanders through complex thoughts and emotions.

Filmed and edited by Marie Pangaud, the video juxtaposes the studio recording process with lush green pasture shots, as the singer-songwriter and his band put the song through its paces. Despite poetic proses like “You steal food from the beggar, because you know he won’t fight” and “dying’s not the hard part, you’re worse off to survive”, the orchestral and acoustic guitar swell lifts the lyrics above the melancholy.

Having impressed with the strength of their self-titled debut back in 2014, ‘Just Like A Needle’ proves that the Christopher Coleman Collective are no flash in the pan with a voice that is compelling, and a gently evocative song that stays with you long after the final note.

Christopher Coleman Collective will also be heading out for a short run of shows to promote the single in Sydney, Melbourne and Hobart.


June 27th
Gut Artspace, Camperdown NSW
w/ CuzN

July 24th
Republic Bar, Hobart TAS
w/ The Beautiful Chains

August 1st
Northcote Social Club, Melbourne VIC
w/ Broads, The Beautiful Chains

For more info and tickets, head to