Melbourne based acoustic virtuoso Tim McMillan together with his band of renegade everymen Brad Lewis (Bass) and Matt Crute (Drums) are set to introduce their very own musical genre to the 2010 Adelaide Fringe.
‘Goblincore’, as the band have coined it, combines daring instrumental trickery with a sharp sense of musical wit. Their 75 minute show presents an acoustic styled blend of music genres from hip hop to heavy metal, utilising skilful and rare guitar playing techniques with twisted comedy and the complete chronicle of how Goblincore came into existence.
“We had been based in Europe, working with an eclectic folk label and found a lot of variety between each gig we were playing,” McMillan explains. “Some concerts would be quite formal in style, folk festivals for example, while the next night we’d be performing to a group of obnoxious drunks in an Irish pub.”
“We created this new style of music (Goblincore) to appeal to all crowds we were playing to; a sort of “umbrella” genre that could work in all the different places we found ourselves performing.”
Upon their return to Melbourne, the former high school teacher and band found themselves in high demand with a string of positive reviews. Playing alongside a diverse range of musicians from Latin jazz trios to grindcore metal groups, the trio has worked hard to develop Goblincore into the ultimate musical chameleon; and more recently into a live show in its own right.
“I can’t promise anything,” McMillan said when asked about upcoming the bands Fringe performances, “but sometimes when my shred reaches amazing new heights, the ghost of Angus Boblitz appears above the stage. Angus is a goblin we cloned out of goat and walrus DNA for our Goblincore genre launch in Melbourne last year. He was created on the Morning of performance, but sadly due to complications died of heart failure during our sound check.”
“We’d like to dedicate these Fringe shows to his short but inspiring existence.”
February 26, Shimmering West, 9 Light Square 10pm
March 4, Shimmering West, 9 Light Square 10pm
March 12, Santos Conservation Centre, Adelaide Zoo 9pm