My Friend the Chocolate Cake

Friday 27 May 2011
8:00pm - 11:00pm

Location: Meeniyan Town Hall | Category: Music

Stopping All Stations tour

Adultss: $40
Lyrebird members / Concession: $35

Tickets on sale now. There will be no support band on the night, but 2 wonderful sets by MFCC.

My Friend the Chocolate Cake are releasing a new album this year Fiasco — optionally known by its extended title, Somewhere Between the Sacred and the Bleeding Ordinary.

Singer/songwriter and pianist David Bridie, never a man to gild the lily, reckons it’s a “classic cake mix”, with its distinctive pop-noir, its brooding urban angst and rich filmic gravitas shot with a lyrical elegance for which Bridie is lauded.

“Dissonant textures, soaring pop string and vocal lines, sublime rhythm section grooves, sad songs and melancholic atmospherics together with the piano are all parts of this band’s sound,” he says. “It’s gelled here as well as it ever has.”

The glorious strings of Helen Mountfort’s cello and Hope Csutoros’ violin are high in the curious collision of elements that have made MFCC a failsafe concert draw, triple ARIA winners and a vivid presence on countless film and TV soundtrack these last two decades.

Their six-album history is a multi-dimensional mural of modern Australia that illustrates its geography, its political mores and its predominantly suburban identity — all by the kind of stealth that makes the most haunting, exhilarating and enduring pop music.

Prepare for a head-on collision with the quiet achievers of Australian pop.

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