Titans of Melbourne’s live music scene, Cash Savage and the Last Drinks, have shared a new and previously unreleased single, “Fun in the Sun”, from their forthcoming LP Live At Hamer Hall. This stunning live album documents a lockdown performance by Cash Savage and the Last Drinks in the iconic venue, and captures the ferocity of the band’s live show, astonishingly without an audience. Live At Hamer Hall by Cash Savage and the Last Drinks is out on Glitterhouse Records on November 27.
Cash Savage explains the grim backstory of “Fun in the Sun”: “We've watched the world get hotter. We've watched Australia burn. We've watched as year after year the top scientists get disregarded by the dickheads we've voted for. We've been warned, we've been shown, we can feel it, we know it's real, it's the end of mammals, it's the end of society, it's the end."
“But what a beautiful sunny day it is today. Better put your hat on and some SPF 50+ sunscreen and disengage, because that's all we have left.”
Reflecting on the Hamer Hall performance, she adds; “There were mixed emotions going into this performance. Melbourne had fared well through the first lockdown, and as we were rehearsing for this, it felt like we were going to come out of it okay. By the time we performed, it was the very beginnings of the second wave."
“Having the opportunity to play Hamer Hall was huge. It was an adjustment of expectations to think of it as a gig with no audience. We decided to make this something different -- not a gig with no audience -- its own thing. A performance in one movement. No gaps, no empty space. No back and forth with the crowd. Just us."
“We didn't intend on releasing it when we recorded it. It was performed for the moment."
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