The fat, heavy grooves, funky keyboards, dirty guitars, and soulful vox of The Electric Mistress can be heard on the Brisbane group's new EP, 'Love Loss And The Search For Truth'.
The songs are laden with quirky samples, vintage synth sounds, '90s guitars, spoken-word rhetoric, melodic hooks, catchy choruses and heartfelt vocals.
Their live shows are a blood, sweat, and tears approach that deliver polished, well-executed songs. While they've been described as having a '90s retro rock n roll swagger.
Here, the band list six things you can do with gaffer tape, which is a must-have piece of equipment for a live gig.
One: Gaffer taping the keyboard player's bottom octave down as this is the bass player's domain and shouldn’t be used.
Two: Gaffer taping the guitarist’s amps to their heads so they can hear themselves.
Three: Gaffer taping the singer’s mouth and removing only at the start of each song; consequently reapplied in-between songs.
Four: Gafer taping the bass player's face to avoid awkward ‘bass stank face’ while playing. This may also apply to guitarists and drummers.
Five: Gaffer taping the drummer to the drum kit to alleviate any movement.
Six: Bonus option. Makeshift underwear. Not recommended.
The Electric Mistress launch 'Love Loss And The Search For Truth' EP at Black Bear Lodge (Brisbane) 1 September with Passion Cactus.