Pop inhabits many guises, but collectively The Blow make sure you pay attention to only one: theirs. Paper Television, the most recent record from the sometimes two piece, has raced to the position of best release this year in the minds of anyone who loves fractured pop. For everyone else – they just need to hear it, again and again, and allow themselves to become entangled in the worlds that the Blow present. Through intimacy and honesty, Khaela Maricich will win you over. And if the album’s not enough to do it then over here at Popfrenzy HQ we thought a live show would be the perfect way toconsolidate the love you feel for the songs she so perfectly creates. Thought? We mean know.
The two piece of Khaela and Jona Bechtolt becomes one in a live context and, you see, Khaela Maricich is equal parts pop musician, visual artist and performer. When show time hits it becomes evident she occupies the unique and rare space that emerges between pop music and performance art. Creating her voice in the place where doo-wop, glitch-hop, no wave and club anthems meet; Khaela becomes the modern day troubadour as she weaves magic in the minds of anyone who will listen. You’ll listen, this you can be sure of, when she visits Australia later this month for four very special shows.
In the last few weeks Paper Television has been album of the week in both Triple R in Melbourne and FBI Radio in Sydney.
The Blow Australian Tour 2006
Thursday November 23 Rob Roy Hotel (Melbourne) with Pikelet and Guy Blackman + guests TBA
Friday November 24 Rocket Bar (Adelaide) with Pikelet and Guy Blackman + guests TBA
Saturday November 25 Ladyfest at the Troubadour (Brisbane) with Dear Nora, Sarah Dougher and The Rational Academy
Sunday November 26 Newtown Theatre (Sydney) with Pikelet and Guy Blackman + guests TBA
Paper Television is out now on Popfrenzy Records