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Triffid Roots: Lita and Mickey Cooper (Presented By Sarah Howells)

March 13, 2016 @ 2:00 pm

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*Our Beer Garden is open for food and drinks from 12noon.*

Presented by Sarah Howells (Roots N’ All)

Kick back with a cold beer every Sunday afternoon as Triffid Roots—presented by Sarah Howells (Roots N’ All)—takes over the venue and beer garden to bring you the best of Brisbane and Australia’s blues, roots, folk, contemporary jazz, soul, reggae and world music.


 
Lita (Lita and The Bird)

Lita is the frontwoman for Brisbane-based folk duo Lita and The Bird, with lead guitarist/vocalist Jason Czapla. The duo have added additional members to the band in the past 2 years, and have established their name in the music scene with their beautifully-laid atmospheric harmonies, their energy-filled folk-influenced sounds, and their dynamic and soulful live performances. This energy comes from their passion for story telling.

Lita’s deep tone and soulful vocals will captivate you and leave you feeling warm and eerily intrigued, with a mix of sounds ranging from the modern likes of Daughter to the classic influences of soul diva, Lauryn Hill.

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Mickey Cooper

As a kid from the foothills of Mt. Dandenong in outer Melbourne, Mickey Cooper could be found in front of the living room stereo, re-working the lyrics of ’90s pop songs and recording them onto blank cassettes. Awaking one morning to a Samick electric guitar lying at the end of the bed, he slowly coaxed his fingers into the first 4 chords of Crowded House’s Better Be Home Soon. The moment proved so gloriously otherworldly, it sparked the next 15 years of compulsively writing songs, making recordings, and mining the masterful catalogues of Finn, Dylan, Tweedy & co.

No stranger to the Australian music scene after many all-nighters spent wheeling across the country in indie-rock bands, this year signals a new beginning for Mickey Cooper, with the release of his debut album, Hit The Ceiling. Recorded on a shoestring budget in a shoe-box apartment on the Lower East Side of Manhattan in October and November 2015, Hit The Ceiling is a collection of 10 songs that dissects anxiety and documents the events and aftermath of a family breaking apart.

The bare-bones recordings were taken to Bryce Goggin’s (Pavement, Joan As Police Woman, Ben Kweller) studio in Brooklyn, where his mixing expertise helped to highlight each melodic hook and pull, culminating in the kind of refined, yet stripped-back record that recalls early Elliott Smith, Whiskeytown or Sharon Van Etten. Fiercely personal and universally relatable, Hit The Ceiling showcases not only Mickey Cooper’s love of chords and melody, but a knack for wordplay that saw him collect the Dorothy Porter Award for Emerging Poets in 2015.

Triple J Unearthed: Mickey Cooper

 

March 13, 2016 @ 2:00 pm

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*Our Beer Garden is open for food and drinks from 12noon.*