Art & Design
Posted by Jonty Thompson
24. Jun, 2011
Though the solstice is past and the days are getting longer they are, alas, getting colder. And we will, yet again, have to find a place to warm our chilled bones.
Nestled in the cultural goldmine of Northcote is a Melbourne institution: the Northcote Social Club. Long a home budding Melbourne musicians this venue has become so synonymous with gig culture that its name never gets a full read-out. In our speedy Victorian vernacular it will mostly be heard in a booze-soaked sentence like “beers-at-the-soshul-in-halfa.”
It’s here, in the wintery months, that a prolific (yet scarcely mentioned) Melbourne artist will kick off a tour of her new single ‘War’. If you haven’t heard of Gossling it’s probably about time that you do.
Singing with pixie-like tones, Helen Croome sounds like she should be sitting cross-legged among a ring of toadstools in her grandmother’s garden rather than performing on stage. There’s an air of fantasy in her voice and something delicate, otherworldly in her folk-influenced musings. Fresh from a national tour with Oh Mercy, Gossling will be in her prime — and will be a sight to behold.
Gossling plays the Northcote Social Club
301 High Street, Northcote
Friday June 24 at 8.30pm
Tix ($12) via http://northcotesocialclub.com
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