Redspencer w/ Roller One + Powerful Owl


9:00 pmSaturday, 12 February 2022


Bar Open

317 Brunswick St, Fitzroy

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Glen Innes dream-pop band - ‘Redspencer’ and their mostly un-cool road to releasing a second album. Frontman/songwriter David McMillan and his younger brother/guitarist hail from the rural northern NSW town of Glen Innes, where they were homeschooled and raised within the Pentecostal christian world where they also learned to play music in the church band. Though they have long since moved on from the Lord’s work, this set the musical foundation for what would later form Redspencer. They soon found themselves on the Gold Coast where they backslid into the bustling Surf Rock & Roots scene cutting their teeth in various bands. By the end of this era, the idea of Redspencer was born.

Finally arriving in Melbourne in 2013, a series of singles garnered a small but devoted following - allowing them to get involved locally, meet some great people, bands and generally get amongst it. 2015 saw the group harness a more polished/realised sound on their debut self titled EP. One year later, the debut album - ‘Perks’ carried on this tradition, receiving praise both locally and internationally.

“Far exceeding the expectations that one tends to set in regards to a debut album, song after song from Perks yields fully realised results that continue to reward repeated listens.” SOUNDLAB

“Their inherent knack for switchback Laurel Canyon chord changes and wind instrument flourishes is but one starting point from which they draw their insightful, era-crossing stylistic connections.” PopMatters

David, Redspencer's songwriter - took a break from the band shortly after the album to pursue drumming in other local projects such as Dag, Caroline No, and Dodda Rivka while slowly writing the second album - ‘Dreamworld’, to be released on July 16th 2021.

The album launch is at Bar Open on the 12th of Feb with Roller One and Powerful Owl.

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