Supported by Doors - 8PM // Michael Ackroyd - 8:30PM // E444E - 9:15PM // JOAN BANOIT - 10:30PM

FRI 21 JUN @ 7:30PM

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After releasing three critically lauded singles (including ‘Bet Me’, described by Triple J as ‘sounding like the universe’), Joan Banoit launch their long awaited debut album Clerical’ at The Factory following its release through Lazy Thinking on the 14th of June.

The album is the result of an unusual, nearly three year working process involving the artist, producer Artefact and mixer Stu Hunter. Joan Banoit initially wrote the album’s nine tracks over a period of nine months in his studio, as a way of dealing with the extreme emotions triggered by a long absent lover. The fervent, emotionally uncompromising nine tracks produced were then passed onto producer Artefact in September 2017, with the two devoting the next 18 months to developing the sound design and arrangement of each track before they were handed over to legendary mixer, composer, msicna and engineer Stu Hunter for three months of mixing.

The result of this long, meticulous creative process is a record not much like anything else in the Australian musical landscape.

Like the singles released off the album to date, it references both a rich, international musical past (classic art pop figures like Davids Sylvian and Bowie in particular) as well as a host of contemporary music’s more interesting sonic innovators, with perhaps the like of James Blake, These New Puritans and Arca most immediately springing to mind.

For the launch show, a special extended band (including producer Artefact) will perform the entire record sequentially, supported by a newly designed digital stage show.