Every once and a while, there’s a band that offers something truly special to the music scene and makes you stop to reevaluate genre constructs.
A quartet who formed in Adelaide in 2008 does just that and continues to build on their full, adventurous, ethereal soundscapes using classical, worldly and post-romantic elements in their music.
With David O’Callaghan on guitar, Sophie Calderbank on violin, Michelle Lam on piano and Matthew Gorgula on drums, they are Monkey Puzzle Tree and they are speaking to Jennie Lenman about their unique sound, how they’ve evolved and Dave starts by talking about how they first met.
Monkey Puzzle Tree also share a couple of songs- Noctiluca and Firefly- from their soon-to-be-released second album Praeda Maris.
They will be performing a free show at The Metropolitan Hotel – 46 Grote St – on Thursday 5 July 2012.
Broadcast 30 June 2012.