We want you to want to buy our cassette tapes, and wear a t-shirt with our name on it
We want to be big. We want you to LOVE our music. We want a long and complicated rider, and a pit of screaming groupies outside our hotel. We want to be a mystery. To snort truckloads of cocaine. We want to broadcast ideas and feelings and have other people really listen. We want to be adored, passionately talked and written about. We don’t want to sell out. We want to be beautiful. We want you to go home tonight, lie in your bed, listen to our album and imagine us making sweet and passionate love to you.
In Applespiel Make a Band and Take On the Recording Industry this acclaimed collective chronicle the meteoric rise to fame – and inevitable downfall – of an eight-memberstrong indie band. Like a multi-media This is Spinal Tap at 180 decibels, Applespiel documents all the iconic moments in their imaginary band’s biography. Drawing upon long-held fantasies cultivated by the mythologies of popular music, the result is a spellbinding mix of a rock gig and a live ‘rockumentary’.
'Make a Band' has been developed with the support of Performance Space, Bundanon Artists Trust, and the Australia Council for the Arts. First performed at Performance Space, 'Make a Band' was included in the Helium independent theatre season at the Malthouse in 2014.
"It’s honest, witty and innovative work from the
rising stars of contemporary performance."
— The Brag
Image by Lachlan Woods