Fallon Cush’s 2011 debut self titled album was never meant to see the light of day but did and went on to receive airplay in Australia, U.S and Europe. Establishing what has become Fallon Cush’s trademark warm and engaging sound. The record picked up a slew of positive reviews along the way as well as make several “best of” lists for the year.
Late 2011 found singer-songwriter Steve Smith with another album’s worth of material, and back in Linear Recording, Sydney with Scott Aplin (keys), Chris Vallejo (bass) and Josh Schuberth (drums, bass), recording what would become 2012's follow up album, April. With Glen Hannah on guitar and renowned vocalist Lily Dior on backing vocals the songs were again allowed to grow organically in the studio with the musicianship of the band evident throughout. The album was recorded and mixed by Chris Vallejo and mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound, NYC.
Whereas the first album flourished with power pop; April retains Fallon Cushs innate pop sensibility while adding a tinge of Americana. Organs drive songs straight into middle America, with Bible Belt harmonies anchored in hope amongst fresh beginnings. April was featured pre-release by American Songwriter and described by No Depression as "destined to be a classic".