We welcome you to join us for the first iteration of Innerest. A semi-regular showcase of experimental, electronic and ambient artists, local and otherwise. Presented by long-running Australian cassette and record label, Altered States Tapes.
Warm Currency (Eora + Naarm / Sydney + Melbourne)
Warm Currency is the duo of MP Hopkins and Mary MacDougall. Both prolific visual artists, WC can be seen as something of an extension of their visual practices, the sound-sculptures crafted by Hopkins and MacDougall holding a delicate physicality. Warm Currency are one of Australia’s modern experimental treasures, having played semi-regularly around Australia (including supporting HTRK a number of times) over the last couple of years and touring the UK/Europe in 2022: https://horn-of-plenty.org/album/returns
Troth (nipaluna / Hobart)
Troth are the recently transplanted, nipaluna-living duo of Amelia Besseny and Cooper Bowman. Together they have made several albums and tapes, conjuring elements from ambient, DIY synth-pop, folk and experimental traditions. They released an album, ‘Forget The Curse’ on Swedish imprint Mammas Mysteriska Jukebox early in 2023 and will be launching their new mini-album on the night: https://troth.bandcamp.com/album/forget-the-curse
Bluetung (Naarm / Melbourne)
Bluetung is the solo project of Naarm-based Mitch Reynolds. Recent release, Eternity By The Stars, encompasses the variety of approaches Reynolds has honed over several albums: swells of kraut-adjacent guitars, modular drones and nods to avant-folk approaches culminating in a strong new voice in the Australian experimental/electronic ecosystem. https://bluetung.bandcamp.com/album/eternity-by-the-stars
This is a not-for-profit event. Any proceeds made after costs will be given to the interstate artists towards their traveling costs.
We offer free and subsidised tickets for First Nations people and anyone experiencing financial distress. Please get in touch.
We acknowledge and pay our deep respect to the traditional owners of the land on which we live and that this event is held, the Tasmanian Aboriginal people of nipaluna, lutruwita. Sovereignty was never ceded.