Melbourne is an incestuous town. Bands share members, record in home-made studios, and play to packed venues and backyards alike. Lower Plenty meet rarely, in the downtime between tours or jobs, write and record on the spot, and call it quits for another year.
The upcoming album Sister Sister – the band’s fourth – was recorded in a kitchen in Collingwood. It was freezing cold and grey outside, the band rugged up against another Melbourne winter, seated in a circle, each exploring a musical idea of another, imbuing the record with a quality of restlessness and shared warmth.