14 Aug 2005, Comments (0)

Mrs Wainwright at the Tote

Author: Helen

I’m getting another run onto the field from the Mrs Wainwright Interchange bench.


Marcel Borrack, Mrs Wainwright and Dust
Sat 20 Aug. The Tote, Collingwood
Doors open 9.00 $10

Mrs Wainwright is Trish Anderson of Git with Pete McKenna and, usually, Shortie from Collard Greens and Gravy.

Trish says:

Heartbroken? Haunted? Feel like a howl? It’s a full moon on Saturday 20 August, and the Tote has a line-up that will soothe, enchant but will also spook. Oooo-ooo-ooh!

Mrs Wainwright are an alt country 3 piece featuring “the pure, passionate voice” of Trish Anderson of Git fame. Their stunning debut EP ‘Deadmans Pocket’ has been putting shivers up spines all round the country and inspired comparisons with Jefferson Airplane, Wall of Voodoo and Mazzy Star.

The impossibly handsome Marcel Borrack has been variously described as Melbourne’s very own “hometown sweetheart” and the “cowboy philosopher that every lone, late night drinker needs to sit next to”. He will be previewing some more infectious heartfelt ballads from his soon to be released second album.

These highly acclaimed and established musicians will be joined by Melbourne’s newest psychedelic balladeers, Dust. A 5 piece featuring a “powerline pastoral sound” shades of the intense axe work and downbeat rhythms of Crazy Horse overlaid with ethereal vocals reminiscent of This Mortal Coil.

So grab your garlic stakes and rosaries and take refuge at the Tote under a howlin’ moon! Oooo-ooo-ooh!

Mrs Wainwright starts approx 10pm
with the fully kitted Helen Smart-Wainwright on
drums as our beloved Nurse Shortie Wainwright
is elsewhere engaged thumping things.

Trish Anderson

CD review over the fold.

Deadman’s Pocket is a four track EP encompassing everything from country to rock, back to the blues and a healthy dose of American roots music. The title track relies heavily on the latter, the hypnotic vocals of Trish Anderson duelling for supremacy with some spookily atmospheric guitars. Dreams Are Soft has a timeless quality to it; upon first listen I could have sworn I’d heard it before. A slow-burning country lament, it sounds vaguely like something the late Johnny Cash might have recorded in his later years. Story Writer, the rockiest of the bunch, both musically and vocally lends itself to comparisons to both R.E.M and Midnight Oil.

Highly recommended for anyone who has found themselves in possession of albums by The Waifs or Kasey Chambers.

Reported by: jpol – Jul 01, 2005.

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