11.Mar.2012 Ipswich – Live In Dunedin
Young Christchurch post-punk trio Ipswich ready audiences for what to expect from their live shows as Live In Dunedin is released April 2nd through Bandcamp… and 5.25” floppy disc.
Recorded live at Idiot Prayer’s farewell show in January, marking the group’s debut in Dunedin, this wasn’t the first time the idea of a live album was bantered around.
“Matt and I had talked about recording a live EP previously before we did Living In A Strangers Home” informed vocalist/guitarist Steven Marr. “We recorded our set at T54′s poster EP release show in Christchurch, but we had some tech difficulties which basically resulted in us sounding terrible. So the whole thing got scrapped.”
Luckily, their sound engineer at their first Dunedin show just so happened to dabble in recording also. With Iain Sweetman (www.livesoundengineering.com) at the helm during the evening in question, he managed to capture Ipswich at their musically dissonant/verbally sardonic best. A mixing and mastering job by Sweetman and Matthew Gunn later, Live In Dunedin became the final result – “We thought we would only get one or two tracks,” Marr confesses, “but Ian is such a boss that we got the whole set.”
A set that contains current Youtube delight “Alien VS Sexual Predator”, a number of songs with titles that are probably not safe to say on the radio (while the music most certainly is) and a blistering cover of Skeptic’s classic “AFFCO”.
Encased in a 5.25” floppy disc (you don’t have to actually have access to a disk drive – we’re not that ridiculous yet) and with artwork by Daniel Blackball Alexander, the physical product will be for sale only at Ipswich shows and through MUZAI’s Online Paradise store, while the digital product will be available for “pay-what-you-want” through Ipswich’s Bandcamp page.
1) Stoner Jam
4) Satan Plays A Sunburst Strat
5) Eat Shit
6) Dr. Schlong
7) Savoury Slavery
8) Alien VS Sexual Predator