Artist info

Genre

Indie, Rock


band members

Lisa Murr, Thomas Kinsella, Kurt Abel & Hannah Maddock


Website

averageartclub.tumblr.com

Bio

Take a look at Brisbane-based Average Art Club’s skate deck full of pedals, and you’ve immediately got a pretty good idea of what they’re all about.
Originally formed in 2013, the quartet has been playing as Average Art Club since 2015 and are responsible for the creation of their own merchandise in the form of paint spattered pins, stickers, and t-shirts. Hannah Manic, local artist and producer of the band’s signature slippery, fuzzy bass lines, explains that the name choice is about more than a modest outlook on their own work: “It’s inspired by Beautiful Losers, a documentary about LA street artists/musicians/skaters in the 90s. I recognised ourselves in their DIY punk aesthetic, disdain for the status quo, art for art’s sake methodology, and not taking your shit too seriously.” Lyricist and guitarist, Lisa Murr, creates sounds awash with reverb and delay that often culminate in moments of pure distortion, while Thomas Kinsella’s synthesisers add layers of ambient, intergalactic cosmic symphonies. At times, listeners will find that this combination catapults them into space, their only tether to Earth being Hannah Manic’s slick bass and the tight, technical grooves of drummer Kurt Abel’s kit. The band has graced the staged of Brisbane’s Mountain Goat Valley Crawl, Yonder Festival, and have opened for the likes of WAFIA, Ecca Vandal, WAAX, Cub Sport, Saskwatch, The Cairos, The Griswolds, The John Steel Singers, and more, Average Art Club show no sign of slowing down.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

03 May 2018

Triple J
35

it's all encompassing and there's moments that let you sink in and others that get you up. keep 'em coming.

it's all encompassing and there's moments that let you sink in and others that get you up. keep 'em coming.

Review

Review by Zan Rowe Zan Rowe

10 Oct 2016

Triple J
35

Some good drive to this, all the elements are there they just need to connect a little more strongly. Keep 'em coming.

Some good drive to this, all the elements are there they just need to connect a little more strongly. Keep 'em coming.

Review

Review by chubbycalico chubbycalico

15 May 2018

Super Reviewer
35

Slow burning single with whirring guitar and heavy cymbal crashes. Feel totally zombie-fied and actually liking it. Totally getting down to that instrumental part just before the bridge.

Slow burning single with whirring guitar and heavy cymbal crashes. Feel totally zombie-fied and actually liking it. Totally getting down to that instrumental part just before the bridge.