Saturday arvos at the Tramway will be a place to experience and hear new music at two very different places in the creative cycle. This is a chance to hear music from two unique and much-loved acts on either side of a record release, a pivotal point and achievement for any artist and their song writing evolution.
July 17th will feature a performance from Claire Birchall with support by ATOM.
With music off her most recent release ‘Running In Slow Motion’ (It Records) where we experience music at the other end, music that has been shaped, produced and recently released into the world.
Claire Birchall: Claire Birchall’s continuing evolution as a songwriter and commitment to DIY make her one of the most compelling long-standing members of Melbourne’s indie music community. She has played in numerous bands, and fronted indie rock bands Paper Planes and Claire Birchall & the Phantom Hitchhikers. A hard-working live performer, you’ll mainly find her playing at Melbourne venues such as The Tote and Old Bar, and she’s shared the stage with such notable artists as Magic Dirt, Cat Power, and Band Of Horses. An avid home recorder, cassette 4-track enthusiast and multi-instrumentalist, she has recorded and self-released an extensive catalogue via her own Night Owl Records, also making her own music videos.
In the last 12 months, Claire has completely reimagined her sound, trading her trademark guitar for synths and drum machines. And in early 2020 released her 4th solo album Running in Slow Motion with local indie label It Records. The success of which has brought her to the attention of a new audience. A single launch Tote residency set sparked the interest of Kim Salmon, who invited her to accompany him on a national tour in early 2020 both as his supporting act and member of his band. Throughout COVID, Claire improvised her album promotion, and created a number of widely viewed online live videos, including one which was included in the Leaps and Bounds Festival. Running In Slow Motion is Claire’s most successful album to date, and with the vinyl almost sold out, she recently belatedly launched the album to a packed house at the Old Bar alongside Kim Salmon and Penny Ikinger.