Victoria’s very own Weird Party has just announced the release of their new vinyl recording Mellow Funk – Vol. 1 on Softtone Records.
Weird Party is an amazing side-project by some of Victoria’s most respected musicians, and really shows how the local music scene is continuing to evolve and grow. This supergroup combines elements of funk, ambient, jazz, and psychedelic grooves, with a lot of spoken word samples thrown in.
The band features former members of Jets Overhead, Seven Year Old Poets, and Whip, and features performances by The Righteous Rainbows of Togetherness, and members of Gold and Youth on their recently released album.
They say their influences range from Air, St. Germain, Brian Eno, Propellerheads, United Future Organization, Greyboy, Ubiquity Records, Acid Jazz, Bob James, to Tortoise.
They recommend listening to Mellow Funk as an eclectic evening soundtrack while drinking a glass of wine.
Since then Gowans has played and recorded music with Margaret Cho, Matt Sharp, Louise Burns and Chris Mansfield (Fences). The debut release was mastered by Adam Sutherland, who runs Infiniti Studios and was a guitarist for the currently hibernating Armchair Cynics.
If you like to enjoy Weird Party locally in Victoria, why not head down to Ditch Records at 784 Fort Street and pick up a copy for yourself. The vinyl will run you just $21 and comes with a free digital download.
Victoria Indie Music Scene Geeky Factoids
Victoria supergroup Weird Party’s lineup:
Anand Greenwall – Saxaphone