A Rest Is All You Need…

November 22, 2010, 10:19 pm
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Having spent a large portion of 2010 recording and touring abroad, this November and December will see My Disco return home for yet another extensive national Australian tour, this time in support of their imminent third album, Little Joy.

As always with Melbourne trio My Disco, the best thing about the new album Little Joy is its weird kind of absence. Ever since their first shows back in 2003, it’s like there’s been something lacking, a piece missing from the puzzle, but it’s a lack so intriguing that it keeps you coming back, trying to work out what’s not there.

And each time, that lack changes subtly. The set up is still the same – Liam Andrews on bass and vocals, brother Ben Andrews on guitar, and friend Rohan Rebeiro on drums. But each new record sees My Disco refine their essence, removing what most people expect to hear and leaving them something new in its place. The bare bones of a drum beat, a rumbling bass, one repeated phrase and some bursts of feedback add up to a wholly compelling sound world. It’s the sound of a band using the fewest tools to create the greatest range of possibilities. It’s a record both expansive and minimal, a compressed expression of vast emotions.

“The minimalist trio don’t so much defy convention as simply deny it, sidestepping genre and tradition to smash together their own sound. Identifiable elements include shards of black noise, striking percussion, lyrical snatches delivered with prosecutorial zeal and pulmonary bass parts.The band have used the ethos of the DIY scene they came out of to craft a fascinating sound, where repetition gives way to harsh beauty” Craig Mathieson, The Age

Supporting on the night are local favourites Hoodlum Shouts and Spartak. Starts 7pm, $15 tixs ($10 for ANU students) on the door. Each payer also receives ‘Atlanta’, an exclusive hellosQuare disc of live recordings by My Disco from last year’s American tour. Only 150 are to be made so it’s strictly first come, first served!


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