Breaking it down with ... Big Thief

Wednesday 30 November 2016

Before this Brooklyn indie-rock outfit bring their musical masterpieces to the Chevron Festival Gardens, we bring you this tongue-in-cheek interview with lead singer and guitarist (and black belt?!) Adrianne Lenker.

Describe your live show in one sentence:

An emergence into the present moment, both terrifying and freeing, which bridges the realm between the inner and outer infinities, creating a portal, within which, the cyclical experience of giving and receiving becomes one organism and both band and audience become formless.

Something most people don’t know about you:

I’m a black belt in karate.

Who is your favourite artist right now and why?

There are many favourites, but one I’ve been crying to most consistently for the last four years is Twain. because Mt Davidson is picking up where the legends left off, and also picking up where they didn’t see. His music contains wisdom from other worlds and from back in time. He opens my heart up wide.

Top three songs you love to dance to:

Any three iji songs.

What can’t you live without when on the road and why?

Water, because if I didn’t have access to water I’d die after three days. That might be the only thing.

What is the best thing you have heard about Australia or Perth?

I’ve heard about some wild and beautiful nature, and also about Vegemite. I’m sure the best things we’ll experience there are beyond what we can come up with.

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Program Associate: Contemporary Music

Written By Clara Iaccarino

Festival programmer, artist manager, wordsmith, wild child and more – our Contemporary Music programmer Clara Iaccarino wears a lot of hats while travelling far and wide chasing the world’s most tantalising sounds. All so she can program your summer nights at Chevron Festival Gardens.