Showing posts with label SCRAPS. Show all posts
Showing posts with label SCRAPS. Show all posts

Friday, November 26, 2010

SCRAPS MUSIC VIDEO RETROSPECTIVE




I first saw Scraps (aka Laura Hill) play about 5 years ago. It was in a large, now demolished warehouse in Woolloongabba. She was playing on a grand piano and her un-amplified voice was nothing but a terrified whisper. It was obvious that she wasn't used to playing her music in front of people. What immediately stood out for me though was the individuality of her songs - simple, painfully honest, heartbroken excursions into pop that I found completely unique. Songs that could take over the world if given the chance.




A few months later I saw her again and drunkenly declared my admiration, she offered to give me a CDR of her music and I awkwardly scribbled my address down on the back of a receipt. What arrived in my letterbox a week later was incredible, a burnt CD with no tracklisting, enclosed within a crudely stapled cut up page from a magazine. She had recorded everything alone in her bedroom. I listened to that CD everyday for freaking months.




Crippled by stage fright, Scraps didn't play again for a few years but my obsession with her music never really ceased and every time I saw her out I'd pester her to play live again. I'd show anybody who would listen the CD that she had given me. I was a complete pain in the arse.




Laura finally started playing regularly again in 2008, mostly house shows and the like, still under the radar of most. Scraps is one of those special artists that define Brisbane for me (along with Blank Realm, Meat Thump, Sky Needle, sure even bloody Slug Guts) - an amazing musical oddity hidden amongst a landscape of shit.





Note: These videos were all made by Scraps.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

SCRAPS / FEATHERS AT WOODLAND 18-09-10



WOODLAND is a great new venue in the valley, a desperately needed fresh alternative to the long running valley staples (ric's, troubadour, step inn etc.), it's hopefully going to be the best place to see decent bands play in Fortitude Valley from here on in. The opening night the week before was massive, with Blank Realm and Slug Guts putting on awesome performances. I filmed it but the audio is farked, if anyone has an audio recording of the night get in touch.

Scraps and Feathers were great as always.


SCRAPS



MYSPACE


FEATHERS



MYSPACE

Sunday, September 19, 2010

PSY ANTS / HEART FLEW / SCRAPS / KNEE CHIN AT LATROBE TCE. 11-09-10



This was an afternoon show at my house to celebrate Bedroom Suck Records moving in (we even have an office! legit biz yo). Anonymeye played a great early set but the 10 minutes I filmed of it ended up fucking up (sorry tutts).

All of these bands should be pretty familiar to you by now, they're all amazing in their own ways but I'll let the videos do the talking instead of rambling on again. Enjoy.


PSY ANTS



MYSPACE


HEART FLEW



MYSPACE


SCRAPS



MYSPACE


KNEE CHIN



MYSPACE

Saturday, June 12, 2010

SCRAPS / EXTRA FOXX / HEART FLEW LIKE AN ARROW / LEWIS O'LEARY & THE CUCUMBERS AT CUBBY HOLE 10-06-10

Gosh! What a nice n' relaxed Thursday night of music from some of Brisbane's overlooked finest. Gosh! Every second post on this blog seems to be from a show at Cubby Hole. Gosh! I woke up too early today.


SCRAPS



I was born a Scraps fan and I'll die a Scraps fan, damnit. If this doesn't make you feel nostalgic for those days as a kid growing up in a housing complex on the Gold Coast then you aint me.


EXTRA FOXX





"What's the set gonna be tonight, Conwae?" I asked the man behind Extra Foxx right before the show.
"Pure sex" He slurred, confidently puffing away on a cigar and wearing his best suit. I stared.
"Or the lack of," he added. Great set.

The second video 'Horses' is a cover, originally by Sally Timms of the Mekons and was also performed by Will Oldham. Thanks Wikipedia.


HEART FLEW LIKE AN ARROW



Heart Flew Like an Arrow is like liquid. It changes a lot and moves squishy and uh, that's all I got. Shit analogy. Anyway this aint bad, it caters to my preference of 3 piece bands - Straight to the point and no jerking around.


LEWIS O'LEARY AND THE CUCUMBERS



Lewis O'Leary and his band of misfits perform neurotic folk tunes to close out this fine evening and the $5 I paid to see it all was well spent. Gosh!


THE END.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

SCRAPS / SCIENCE / PER PURPOSE AT BURST CITY 23-05-10



An awesome Sunday afternoon homecoming show at Burst City for Scraps, this being her first Australian show this year after touring around Japan and Europe.


SCRAPS



Scraps plays a set of almost entirely fresh material, only relenting to play some of her old hits when verbally abused by a drunk and nostalgic crowd hungry to relive 2009. This song is brand new and really, really nice.


SCIENCE





Science return with a new addition of Sebastian from The Seizures on guitar and the result? Heavy as shit PUNK/METAL/DOOM. Damn cool.


PER PURPOSE



The last Per Purpose per formance for awhile as drummer Joe embarks on an overseas trip. This was the last song of their set and is also a new one. Per fection.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

SCRAPS LIVE AT BOOK NOOK 4-08-09



This footage is from a show back in August at Book Nook in West End. Scraps is Laura Hill and she's written some of the best damn pop songs this country has heard, mate. Add her on Myspace.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

HARDGRAVE RD. HOUSESHOW 4-09-09



POLYFOX AND THE UNION OF THE MOST GHOSTS:



Polyfox (Nicholas French) makes sad people just that little bit happier, this set was joined by Zac from Whyte Lightning on bass.

SCRAPS:



Scraps is the best songwriter in Australia. This performance was amazing, watch it.

GERALD KEANEY AND THE GERALD KEANEYS:



PURE ENTERTAINMENT.