It’s a just reward for renegade filmmakers Banalarama that ABABCd’s tapings all sell out nowadays; a concept so stupidly ambitious that this underground music show is, much like the acts it features, starting to turn and subsequently explode heads both at home and abroad.
Last episode saw blazing sets from Pearls, The Ocean Party, Totally Mild and Ausmuteants but this time they’re blowing out the bill, the budget, the memory cards of the cameramen and the minds of Melbournians with SIX more of Melbourne’s greatest acts in an event of two halves - guitars and electronic.
They’ve got the garage rock furore of Loose Tooth, now signed to Milk! Records and basking in the glow of that Cloher/Barnett co-sign; jangly melodic masterminds Crepes, pillars of shoegaze BEACHES on the verge of releasing a brand new record; Lossless, a new collaboration between Oscar Key Sung and HTMLflowers which should hype anyone who saw Brothers Hand Mirror back in the day; the cathartic dance thump of HABITS and saucy kraut electro from Black Cab off the back of their new single ‘Uniforms’. MASSIVE.
The Season finale? THE grand finale? Have your say and perhaps even your writhing torso in frame at The Gasometer Hotel on Saturday May 28th as some of Melbourne’s finest filmmakers, musicians and punters unite for a festival of talent you can enjoy now and then watch again and again in the archives in the years to come.
Please note: Participation in this event includes an acknowledgement that you may be filmed by BANALARAMA for ABABCd and related media. Proudly supported by Creative Victoria.