Premium Fantasy w/ Claire Birchall & Banish @ Nighthawks
Electronic duo Premium Fantasy make moody melodies to move to with their sultry, polyphonic synthpop. They’ll be joined by boundary-pushing DIY artist Claire Birchall, and minimalist post-punk/darkwave outfit Banish for a night of dark and danceable sounds upstairs at Nighthawks.
Nighthawks bandroom is up a light of stairs and is not wheelchair accessible. Entry to the venue and bathrooms are downstairs and wheelchair accessible. Gender neutral bathrooms.
About the artists
🌓 Premium Fantasy
Electronic duo Zu Hunting & James Payne mesmerise audiences with their dark polyphonic synthpop and sultry vocals. It's...P.R.E.M.I.U.M. F.A.N.T.A.S.Y.
🌓 Claire Birchall
Claire Birchall’s continuing evolution as a songwriter / performer plus her commitment to DIY and sincerity over irony make her one of the most compelling and long-standing members of the Melbourne music community. From stunningly raw confessions to big-time rock to pop songs lavished with fuzzed out guitar, Casio and loops, Claire continues to find new ways to present her material to audiences.
Following Claire’s successful debut synthwave album Running In Slow Motion (2020), her live EP 3x3 Live in Thornbury (2022) features three original tracks, as well as her cover of Iggy Pop’s ‘Isolation’. From the claustrophobic 'Quiet Time' with its hypnotic record crackling loop, to the banshee wailing of Wild, and powerful 80s influenced beats of Dance, this new batch of songs is evidence of Claire continuing evolution as songwriter and proof positive that she is not afraid to experiment and push her boundaries.
Banish are 3 people and a drum machine who reside in Melbourne, Australia. Their 2020 release Control Yourself is a collection of 8 tracks backed by the minimal snap of a drum machine. Recorded in the middle of 2019, the tracks capture the changing moods, the wistfulness and the far-away longings that accompany winter in the southern hemisphere.