Victorian band Berlin Postmark releases new single
BERLIN Postmark has been waiting a long time to release its first single.
But the wait paid off on Monday when the band's music hit iTunes' digital shelves.
The song, I Don't Believe You, is one of a group the band spent six months recording.
"We were going to record it ourselves but it went a bit pear shaped," lead singer Steve Saxton said.
"We set up in a school and after recording it, it sounded a bit NQR.
"So we got a friend to help us out and it worked out well."
The single is written by the band’s drummer Mik Weir and is about a guy trying to keep up the charade of holding his life together, but behind closed doors, it’s all falling apart.
“It’s indicative of our journey musically,” Saxton said.
“The EP as a whole is typical of the guitar-based Australian rock that we all love."
The band is spread all over Victoria with the drummer (Mik Weir) and guitarist (Anthony Murphy) living in Melbourne, bass player (Paul Van Emerik) in Shepparton and Steve in Bendigo.
"It's hard to get everyone together, which is why it took so long to record," Saxton said.
The single's release hasn't been properly celebrated yet with one band member in Germany, one in Queensland and one in Melbourne.
The band formed in their university days and after years apart, they played a "one off" gig at the Golden Vine in 2011.
It went so well that nearly two years and a number of great gigs later, the quartet haven’t stopped playing together.
In what was an outstanding year last year, Berlin Postmark had its best and most exciting gig to date when they opened for The Whitlams at Flix in the Stix.
Berlin Postmark are hoping to release two more singles toward the end of the year before launching an EP next year.
They also have the ambition of releasing their music internationally.
The band will play at Luke Owens' latest Bendigo for Homeless Youth event Tune Into Spring on October 27 and have gigs around Melbourne and Bendigo before the year is out.
The will play in a showcase at the Golden Vine on November 24.
For more information, visit the band's Facebook page.
Download Berlin Postmark's new single I Don't Believe You from iTunes.
Check out other gigs in and around Bendigo in the gig guide on Saturday or visit the entertainment page at www.bendigoadvertiser.com.au
The EP as a whole is typical of the guitar-based Australian rock that we all love