Form Showcase #5

wed17may7:00 pmwed11:00 pmForm Showcase #5

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“Weā€™re moving in! The Social have handed over the keys and are lettingĀ FORMĀ takeover the iconic venue one night a month, showcasing our favourite new artists for 2023.
Wednesday May 17th
two blinks, i love you
Emerging from the auto fiction of Pizzagirl- where opposing voices and narrativeĀ formsĀ clashed and tussled underneath a digital blanket of memes and metronomes, Liam Brownā€™s new band ‘two blinks, i love you’ turns the page; embracing the charm of imperfection and the plaintive beauty of not knowing everything. Detail-rich idiosyncrasies inform the heart of the lyrics, which shine with vulnerability. Nimble, effortless and bathed in no filter off-piste ruminations, the newly-honed sound gently threads a grounded patience to a cry-on-command atmosphere, held together with rattling lo-fi tape hiss. Pulling at the threads of early 2000s alt-rock and folk, the Liverpool-based musician leans into the minimalist design philosophies of the New York subway system and the Helvetica font; examples of prioritising only the essential. In this way, the songs economically grant transit to lyrics that cut to the emotional core. Thereā€™s a soft assurance to the minimalist pallet in play. Muted, naturalistic and tonally direct. No filter songwritingā€¦ with a devil on the shoulder.
ā€œMesmerising vocals and intricate harmonies.ā€ – CLASH
ā€œUnflinchingly vulnerable debut album.ā€ – NME
ā€œThereā€™s no better time to be spellbound by a songwriter like Merpire who is presently in career bestĀ form.ā€ – triple j
Writing music that lives somewhere between the rom-com and horror movie sections of her mind, Merpire is Australian-based artist Rhiannon Atkinson-Howatt.
2023 is already looking bright for Merpire- record number two is setting in its finalĀ form, with Merpireā€™s dynamically-moving production skills at the forefront while weā€™re invited deeper still into her internal video store. Merpire co-wrote and co-produced a song with one of Australiaā€™s most renowned songwriters,Ā Courtney BarnettĀ as well as Melbourne darlings,Ā Good Morning.Ā With new music on the horizon, Merpire is sure to be one to watch.
Media Giant
Media Giant are a 3-piece art rock band based in London, they are also a faceless, morally ambiguous mega corporation who use market research and other clandestine practices to manufacture ā€œsongsā€ with the express purpose of turning vast profits for their shareholders. Their latest product, ā€˜Man Bites Dogā€™ is available now on all streaming services, with an EP to follow next month.



May 17, 2023 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm(GMT+00:00)

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