Venue: Oakleigh RSL, 95-97 Drummond Street, Oakleigh Victoria 3166 Phone: (03) 9568 1432
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Skyhooks… Cold Chisel… Midnight Oil… Hunters & Collectors… Crowded House…Powderfinger… My Friend the Chocolate Cake… which of these hallowed bands is the odd one out? The answer, of course, is My Friend the Chocolate Cake. As an intensely colourful and ruthlessly honest musical mirror to Australia’s complex national character, the band with the strings, the piano, the big tunes and the plainly daft name is unique among its peers. This Caravan show will feature songs from the band’s huge and impressive back catalogue as well as its latest release. FIASCO is the unmistakable sound of My Friend the Chocolate Cake turning 21. Singer/songwriter and pianist David Bridie, never a man to gild the lily, reckons it’s a “classic cake mix”, with its distinctive pop-noir, its brooding urban angst and rich filmic gravitas shot with a lyrical elegance for which Bridie is lauded. “Dissonant textures, soaring pop string and vocal lines, sublime rhythm section grooves, sad songs and melancholic atmospherics together with the piano are all parts of this band’s sound,” he says. “It’s gelled here as well as it ever has.” The glorious strings of Helen Mountfort’s cello and Hope Csutoros’ violin are high in the curious collision of elements that have made MFCC a failsafe concert draw, triple ARIA winners and a vivid presence on countless film and TV soundtrack these last two decades. Their six-album history is a multi-dimensional mural of modern Australia that illustrates its geography, its political mores and its predominantly suburban identity — all by the kind of stealth that makes the most haunting, exhilarating and enduring pop music.