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LITTLE WISE – Live In-Store, Friday 13th Sept, 12:45

Little Wise, AKA songwriter Sophie Klein, invites you to come and celebrate her new album Want It All as she tours around the country.

Awarded a grant from Creative Victoria and backed by a stellar crowdfunding effort, Little Wise worked at The Aviary Studios with producers Fraser Montgomery and Nick Edin. The resulting ten-track album traverses a classic pop-rock sonic landscape. It’s familiar yet it can’t be pinned down to a single source of influence. These songs are short, sharp, focused and refined. They bring immediacy, authenticity, emotional affect and some unfettered joyous rock ‘n’ roll. SCENSTR have described the first single ‘Want it All’ as sitting “somewhere between the growl of PJ Harvey and simmering tension of The Velvet Underground”.

Fusing indie, folk-rock and vintage sounds with a good dose of Melbourne swagger, don’t miss Little Wise as she turns heads and melts hearts live in-store at The Basement Discs on September 13th in support of Want It All. She will be cutting loose with Rosie Burgess (bass) and Josh Barber (drums) and signing copies of her new record afterwards. Hope to see you in the basement for a decidedly LUCKY Friday the 13th!

OPELOUSAS – Live in-store Saturday 7th Sept! (Time TBC)

Opelousas Band is an exciting new blues collaboration between local legends Kerri Simpson, Alison Ferrier and Anthony Shortte.

Their debut album Opelousified is a feast of grit and glory, melding the sonics of Simpson’s powerful raw vocals, Ferrier’s dirty stripped-back electric guitar, amplified fiddle and smooth vocal tones, peppered with Shortte’s swamp-soaked percussion. The trio also added a special ingredient to their simmering sound: ARIA award winning singer-songwriter-guitarist Jeff Lang. Jeff co-produced the album with the band as well as recording, mixing and creating film clips for two songs on the album – ‘Dear John’ and ‘James Dean’.

We’re very excited for a rare SATURDAY show in the basement featuring Opelousas! Come on down and feast your ears on some gritty, bluesy tunes…

JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE, Live in-store, THURS 29th August!

We are beyond excited to be hosting the legendary Justin Townes Earle for a very special Thursday show NEXT WEEK (29/8).

Justin has all but sold out all 4 Victorian shows – so if you missed out on tickets to the Caravan Club, Spotted Mallard or any regional shows, this is your chance to catch him live! (At the time of posting this there are a small handful remaining to the second Caravan Club show on the evening of Thurs, 29/8: )

His most recent album, the blues- and folk-inflected ‘The Saint of Lost Causes’ has been on high rotation here – we love it! Justin will be signing copies after the show too.
Hope to see you next week at 12:45!