Fur Chick + Hayley Beth

Experimental Sounds

8-10pm, Sunday 18 March

Furchick (Claire Pannell) is an experimental sound artist who uses voice, gadgets and gizmo instruments she makes and field recordings. She usually performs solo with an experimental live sound at the crossover between art and science. She is joining France based cassette label FRM-AT https://frm-at.com. She also runs international net label Dog Park Records https://dogparkrecords.bandcamp.com. In 2017 she was humbled to be awarded a WAMI for best experimental artist in WA. Claire toured to Melbourne, USA and Europe (London, Berlin, Arnhem) in 2015. She toured NZ in 2011, 2013, and 2014. She worked on sound design for Jukstapoz, a contemporary dance company based in Athens, Greece for premier in 2014. Other recent significant achievements have included Audacious Festival in Christchurch, a sound installation at Tilde festival in Melbourne, The Mart contemporary art museum in northern Italy, performing at Sound Summit in Newcastle, Australia, and at the International Noise Conference in Sydney and Melbourne. She used to play in bands – Brown, Sexy Band (with Chris Cobilis), Air Traffic Controllers (with Gerard Cosloy), various jam bands with New Yorkers including members of Gang Gang Dance and Jackie O Motherfucker, C.U.N.T. (Claire’s UnNatural Twin), Froithead, K Tel Dancers and Katerpillar Tractor Concept.
Hayley Beth is a self-taught guitarist, vocalist and songwriter based in Perth. Starting out in punk, indie and garage bands in the early 2000’s, she eventually went solo and has since collaborated with various instrumentalists to independently release an EP, album and several singles. In 2013 she was chosen by TripleJ Unearthed to represent WA at the APRA Song Summit in Sydney. She has been nominated for WAM’s Best Female Vocalist and Song of the Year awards. Her influences range from Nina Simone to Black Sabbath and she rarely settles on one genre or subject matter, although she can’t seem to ditch the soul comparison, which she is totally fine with. She is currently performing in a duo with local producer Brendan Jay as HEEBIEJEEBIES, described by former Greens MP Scott Ludlam as a mix between PJ Harvey and Nine Inch Nails. In 2018 Hayley will be self-producing a solo album, the accumulation of ten years of work, and will release this when she is good and ready. In her spare time Hayley studies Psychology, is an activist, blogger, and cool Aunty.

Fur Chick 9-9:40pm Hayley Beth 8-8:45pm. Free entry!