This Sunday will witness the start of QUT’s 100 Songs project.
The likes of Big Strong Brute, Tape/Off, We All Want To, Halfway, Fushia, Drawn From Bees, Oceanics and many more will be working with the likes of Magoo (Powderfinger, Regurgitator, Custard), Daniel Denholm (Midnight Oil) and Adam Quaife (Lime Spiders, Masters Apprentices) to record 100 songs in 100 hours at Gasworks Studios May 20-25.
Branko from Tape/Off gives us five reasons why you need to be tuning in. 1. It’s a point in time.
Rocks may do the work for geologists, but rock & roll needs recording too. ‘One hundred songs’ is like a modern fossil for Brisbane music. 2. It’s a recognition of culture.
The deep north sometimes doesn’t realise it, but culture is damn important and it does exist north of the border. There are still people around here who hold firm to the belief that the world doesn’t revolve around building developments. 3. It’s a great opportunity.
Many bands don’t get the chance to record in such luxurious conditions. To be presented with an opportunity such as this could see great songs actually come out sounding like GREAT songs. 4. It’s 100 new songs.
That’s right. ONE. HUNDRED. NEW. SONGS! One of them could become your wedding waltz. Or the song you put on to console you after a loss. Or the song that finally gets you off the couch. Or the song that leads you to overcome the fear of death/ taxes/ small rodents. That’s pretty exciting. 5. It’s an interesting experiment.
What happens when you take out the re-takes and the ability to sleep on it and add large amounts of coffee in their place? Who knows, but it will be interesting to find out.
Stay tuned throughout next week for more interviews, streaming songs and photos from QUT 100 Songs