Indie star's heartbeat late at night
AUSTRALIA'S favourite indie darling Bertie Blackman will be performing at the Cooly Hotel this Sunday following the recent release of her new album Secrets and Lies.
Blackman brings her live show to local audiences as she releases her second single, Thump.
Haunting vocals soar, industrial electronics collide and the track troughs into eerie breaths of quiet throughout.
Blackman said Thump captures that feeling of walking home late at night; your footsteps hit the pavement and your whole body pulsates.
You become really aware of your breath and heartbeat.
Bertie Blackman's music isn't just heaving with 90s rock nostalgia, she fits with the contemporary ilk of Karen O and Beth Ditto of The Gossip too.
Like her predecessors, Bertie Blackman gears her song-writing towards powerful vocals.
“I wanted to write a song that really carried my vocal range; the best way of doing that is jumping octaves really quickly,” Blackman said.
“It's quite difficult to do, but I've never had vocal training so I just did it.”
Thump was produced by Sydney-based UK producer Lee Groves (Goldfrapp/Depeche Mode) and mixed by Dave Bascombe (Tears for Fears/Royksopp) in the UK.
Support acts on the tour will be Brisbane four-piece Hungry Kids of Hungary who produce music that inspires equal measures of curiosity and joy, and 19-year-old singer-songwriter Kimbra from New Zealand, who sings with a significantly jazz-influenced style.
Kimbra is currently writing her debut album with Francois Tetaz.
Tickets at the door or from Oztix at www.oztix.com.au.