samedi, mars 04, 2006

The Posies

The Posies Are Back in Full Swing

The Posies

by Tim Cashmere @ Undercover

The Posies split up around the turn of the century after over a decade of touring the world, all from being from the right city at the right time.

The city was Seattle and the time was the late 80s and early 90s. Bands like Nirvana, Mudhoney, Soundgarden and Pearl Jam were brewing and the Posies were almost known by association.

In 2005 however, The Posies returned and started touring again. Ken Stringfellow explained to Undercover that conditions soured between himself and fellow Posie and songwriter Jon Auer. “It wasn’t my choice that things degraded and it was something I missed. I was just wishing that conditions would be right for us to be friends again and subsequently make music together.” He said.

“Eventually we did become friends again, which lead to us making music again.”

The Posies are currently in Australia touring their latest album “There Is A Light”. It’s their first tour to Australia in ten years.

“[Reforming] is not for the money, because neither of us are getting rich off of this.” Explains singer Jon Auer, but when fronted with the notion of becoming a classic rock band he seems excited. “That’s cool, ‘cause at the moment we’re just a cult band, so maybe we could become a classic cult band.”

After twenty years, Auer acknowledges the band isn’t really picking up new fans, although he does occasionally see someone in their late teens or early twenties in the audience. “That’s amazing when that happens” he says.

So if you’re in your late teens or early twenties and want to discover the Posies, or if you’re just a long time fan, the Posies are currently in Australia, their remaining tour dates for this part of the world are:

March 3 – The Metro, Sydney
March 4 – The Hi Fi Bar, Melbourne
March 5 – The Laneway Festival, Sydney (Park Stage at 4.30pm)
March 7 – The Studio, Auckland