INTENSE FREO LOVE AFFAIR GOES ON THE ESSENTIALS
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.
INTENSO band members Steve Elkins, Tobias Anning and Adam Ismail.