Ed Fraser + Albertine Sarges + Rosa Mercedes @ The Old Bar, Melbourne
ED FRASER (HEADS.)
Berlin / Melbourne
Native Melbournian singer, guitarist and songwriter Ed Fraser relocated to Berlin from Australia in 2013, founding the Berlin-based post punk band HEADS. with two native Germans in early 2014. Heads. released two critically acclaimed LPs – S/T (2015) and Collider (2018) – with label releases in Europe, Australia and the USA, extensively touring Europe and North America with bands the likes of METZ, Daughters, Nothing, Protomartyr, Young Widows and many more.
Ed has now expanded his musical repertoire with his debut solo EP ‘Ghost Gums’, out via This Charming Man-Records in September 2019. Recorded over one week in Berlin with a dynamic band including Spike Rogers on drums and Rosa Mercedes on bass, plus guest musicians including Paul Seidel and Peter Voigtmann of seminal German band The Ocean Collective, on Ghost Gums Ed explores a more personal side. Here Ed’s deep vocal expresses somber and direct lyricism amongst fluid, vibrant and at times more experimental instrumentation and vocal layers. The songs pick up, things get bendy, and from beginning to end Ghost Gums delves into themes of loss and romance as an exploration of new and uncharted territory for Ed as a songwriter.
Albertine Sarges (Kat Frankie, Holly Herndon) + Rosa Mercedes (Josephine Foster)
Albertine is a singer and storyteller from Berlin who loves shrimp flavor and 90bpm, shoulder pads, David Foster Wallace and Woopie Goldberg. Albertine teams up with Rosa Mercedes for a one-off Melbourne show. Rosa loves new suitcases, learning to surf and driving utes.