Sunday 17th September
Even As We Speak (EP Launch)
No Monster Club
Doors 7:30pm / $15 Door
Even As We Speak shot to prominence in the UK Independent music scene in the 90s, signed to iconic Bristol label Sarah Records and achieved multiple top 10 positions in the NME and Melody Maker charts. They were championed by legendary British DJ John Peel, recording 4 BBC Radio 1 Sessions between 1991-3, and were one of only seven Australian bands to achieve this honour.
Sarah Records achieved cult status and in 2015 were named number 2 in NME’s 20 Greatest Indie Labels of All Time. A documentary ‘My Secret World: The Story of Sarah Records’ appeared in 2013, followed by the 2015 book ‘PopKiss: The Life and Afterlife of Sarah Records’ on Bloomsbury. This generated renewed interest in the band, with requests flowing in to reform to play festival shows and offers of new recording opportunities.
Following a sold out show at NYC Popfest (appearing alongside the Chills and The Railway Children), the band returned to the studio to record a new EP The Black Forest, for Emotional Response Recordings in the USA – out on 10” Vinyl, CD and Digital. The result is a package of pure pop gems and ironic interjections every bit as good as anything in their back catalogue.