Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Lifestyle -

AF­TER play­ing their first gig in Fre­man­tle six years ago, it is easy to see why INTENSO have such a love af­fair with the port town.

Com­pris­ing Steve Elkins, Tobias An­ning and Adam Ismail, the trio have kept close to the area they love since that ini­tial per­for­mance, tak­ing to the stage in a num­ber of lo­cal venues both to­gether and as part of other col­lab­o­ra­tions.

They will keep this love go­ing this month when they re­turn to town to launch their de­but al­bum The Milk, the But­ter and The Milk, The But­ter and the Blood al­bum launch Who: INTENSO Where: Buf­falo Club, High Street When: Novem­ber 13 from 8pm Tick­ets: $10 at the door the Blood at the Buf­falo Club.

Elkins said the al­bum had been a long time in the mak­ing and they were happy with the fin­ished prod­uct.

“The ini­tial record­ing was com­pleted on a hot Fe­bru­ary day with 17 raw tracks,” he said.

“The mix­ing of the al­bum took longer than we an­tic­i­pated due to the chal­lenge of coax­ing the im­pro­vised tracks into dis­crete songs, but this is where the al­bum was re­vealed in all its beauty and dark­ness.

“The mu­sic re­ally re­flects the thoughts and feel­ings of the mu­si­cians and cap­tures the con­ver­sa­tional spirit.”

He said al­though the group were feel­ing “ter­ri­fied” ahead of the launch, it was sure to be a great night out in an amaz­ing venue.

“We thought the gritty charm of venue re­ally suited our style, as it’s re­ally the last of its kind in the Perth mu­sic venue land­scape,” he said.

“We are joined by some very spe­cial guests to help with the launch; an in­ter­est­ing night for sound and aes­thet­ics.”

And just to prove they like to keep their fans on their toes, they have a col­lec­tion of ‘guer­rilla gigs’ on the way, pop­ping up for per­for­mances when they’re least ex­pected, as well as work­ing on their sec­ond al­bum.

Pic­ture: Marie Nirme­mu­ni­ d445299

INTENSO band mem­bers Steve Elkins, Tobias An­ning and Adam Ismail.

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