Everett True

Frankly, It’s A Pop Festival! 2011 (free album download)

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We ran several reviews around this festival last year – some contentious, some pictorial, some video documentary, some audio documentary, and some favourable. It’s a really great event, programmed by occasional Collapse Board contributor Lawrence English (Room 40, et al). I attended last year, and loved the fact that Lawrence had (once again) managed to put together the funding to bring all this left-field stuff to Brisbane. Great venue (the Powerhouse), too. Each year, one of the ways Mr English helps publicise putting together this festival is via a free nine-track digital download compilation … so folk from outside Brisbane don’t need to feel too left out.

Here’s the track-listing of the sampler:

LA Vampires Goes Ital – Streetwise
Angel Eyes 
– Loosing Grip 
– Yoake
– Hallway Master
 – Alice 
Blank Realm 
– Full Moon Door
 – She Didn’t Know 
Wet Hair 
– Echo Lady 
 – Futurelina

Here’s the info for the festival:

What: Frankly! It’s a Pop Festival
Where: Brisbane Powerhouse
When: Saturday 10 September from 5:30pm
Tickets: Adults $40
Bookings: Brisbane Powerhouse Booking office 07 3358 8600 and online www.brisbanepowerhouse.org or visit www.brisbanefestival.com.au
Featuring: LA Vampires – Wet Hair – Blank Realm – Pikelet – Angel Eyes – Miko – Ytamo – Oorutaichi – Twerps

Here’s the soundcloud:

Here’s the sampler:

And here’s what Collapse Board has written about some of these bands already:

“I know this is music I like: it’s full of escaping awkward bunnies and Technicolor lighting, and keyboards that travel on circular paths, each oscillation bumping into the next”

Blank Realm
“I liked the fact I could hear elements of all the bands I loved before (Suicide, The Velvet Underground, 33 different versions of Acid Mothers Temple, 308 versions of 13 different bands I’ve long since forgotten existed) and that I didn’t care – wait – and that I embraced that in the opening seconds, and moved way, way on.”

Wet Hair
“Three weeks later, we’re watching Wet Hair at the Empty Bottle. They play this song at the end of the show. And during one of the spacier parts, the room seems to hover for a second, like you can reach out and touch the music. Our heartbeats are fluttering erractically. You put your hand between my shoulder blades and rub softly in a circle, lean in closely and whisper for the first time that you love me.”


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