DNA Magazine - - FEATURE -

When asked if he’s part of a new rad­i­cal gay mu­si­cal move­ment along­side fel­low en­velope­push­ers, PWR BTTM, Bren­dan in­sists it’s not for him to de­cide be­fore ad­mit­ting that “even hav­ing my name ut­tered in the same sen­tence as PWR BTTM is a huge com­pli­ment. Re­lent­less truthtelle­rs are what is needed and I like to think I’m at least that, even if peo­ple aren’t into the mu­sic.”

As to who his con­tem­po­raries are in the cur­rent queer scene Bren­dan says he has “time for any queer artist who doesn’t shave the rough cor­ners off our cul­ture. Rap­pers like Le1f or HTML Flow­ers are cer­tainly paint­ing with the same po­lit­i­cal fire I hope to. Mu­si­cally, I’m lov­ing Bright Light Bright Light, but I’m not just lis­ten­ing to queer mu­sic. Lo­cally, the girls are killing it! Ngai­ire, Me­gan Wash­ing­ton and Sarah Belkner have to­tally changed the sonic land­scape of Aus­tralian mu­sic. I am proud to be reg­u­larly work­ing with those three.”

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