Bachelorette – live on Wednesday!
aaamusic | On 21, Jun 2011
After playing a string of live dates in the UK supporting The Phoenix Foundation, Bachelorette will be playing a one-off London show at CAMP Basement this Wednesday, on June 22nd. Her new album is also out NOW and to celebrate we’ve got her new video to show you.
Originally from New Zealand but currently based on the east coast of the USA, Annabel cut her teeth in cult bands such as Christchurchʼs psychedelic surf outfit Hawaii Five-O, Space Dust and the Hiss Explosion, then went on to complete post-graduate studies in computer-based composition at university. After her studies, Annabel returned to what she loved best – making psychedelic pop music – and Bachelorette appeared on the scene in 2005. Her self-titled third album was released on May 16th 2011 through Souterrain Transmissions.
Her breathtaking live set developed around a ʻbandʼ of 3 old CRT monitors, which were borrowed from acquaintances or picked up from recycling stations and thrift stores in each town. On stage, the CRT ʻbandʼ simultaneously displayed waveform patterns and other synchronised visuals corresponding to separate recorded instruments, as Annabel sang and played along with them.
Mixed by Nicholas Vernhes at Rare Book Room (Animal Collective, Beach House) in Brooklyn, Bachelorette’s album is built on minimal synth grooves, strummed guitar, innocent whistles wondering through cold hallways, and occasional accompaniment on drums. But all are guided by Bacheloretteʼs ethereal lead vocal.