Tonight was Gang Gang's turn to invite some performers. First up was Apricot Ink. Well known through TripleJ Unearthed and their single. I looked up their site but couldn't track down names. "Gus, Sara and Willo make up the 3-piece Alt-Pop project. A motley crew of Canberrans who got together during ISO to make music." They were a duo tonight: female vocals with guitar and male harmonies (mostly). Nice harmony 5th below if I hear right. The first song was Make believe; the second was Is it OK. "Many made me mushroom pot / Take another tote, blow it out the window / It's a madhouse, it's a share house on the corner ... Euphoria just around the corner / Is it OK, to be not OK". Ah the memories! Listening later on Spotify and it's very nicely done in the recorded version. Then Matty Ellis, a solo guitar singer, presumably song-writer. He sang two songs, Indian Ocean and So far (I think I caught the track title). Both songs of lost love (again, if I heard it right). " I can't stay here in this place / I can't travel alone / There's a space in my heart ... forever / There's a space like the Indian Ocean". Strums and an obvious Aussie-voice. Then a second lockdown song: occasional falsetto; another love song? "How could I know you'd let all this go".
Apricot Ink (female vocals, male vocals, guitar) and Matty Ellis (guitar, vocals) performed for Gang Gang Cafe on MusicACT's Delta streaming series.