On Perth’s Music Scene: Bank Notes
Love Is My Velocity Cookbook is a collection of recipe cards featuring the culinary fare of 52 Perth bands and 60 accompanying artworks. Before launching their second Cookbook on May 8 at the Hellenic Centre, local production company Love Is My Velocity are teaming up with the West Australian Music Industry (WAM) to organise a pop-up recording studio. Producing downloadable tracks recorded in an old Bank, Bank Notes sees ten local bands producing “fast, rough, and immediately distributable tracks” engineered by veteran Perth soundman Laurie Sinagra. The one-take sessions will house a mix of styles; the poppy Boys Boys Boys!, the folk offerings of 7 Weapons, the hardcore metal wonders of Extortion and Josh Fontaine’s new band, 6s and 7s – a LIMV highlight. LIMV’s Katie Lenanton hopes Bank Notes will “stimulate bands’ creativity with free recording time”.