Canberra beat rock combo Waterford will record an album’s worth of new material live onstage this May. The group, who have been working on a follow up to 2011’s critical favourite Say Ok, will perform a set of new songs that will go toward their upcoming LP, titled Prior Works, at the Polish Club on May 10.
“It’s a way for us to do something a little different, and ideally grab some of the energy that comes from performing at the Polo” says singer/songwriter Glen Martin. “The vibe of that room is excellent. Considering that our preferred method of recording is playing together in a room, capitalising on that energy and recording a show in front of an audience seems like more interesting way of getting a record together.”
The show will be recorded by Bruce Callaway, who worked on Say Ok and has worked with the Triffids, Ed Kuepper, the Celibate Rifles, the Fighting League and Old Ace.
The show will also feature Birds Love Fighting labelmates Grand Prismatic, whose debut record came in at #38 on the Mess and Noise critics list of 2012. They’ll be making their Canberra debut. Julia Johnson (of Julia and the Deep Sea Sirens fame) and Andy Star (ex Holden Caulfield) round out the bill. JC Inman will MC the event.
The show is presented by the Canberra Musicians Club and Birds Love Fighting records.
Tickets will be available on the door for $10/ $7CMC members.