Pop Filter is somewhat of an Australian super group, featuring members of Snowy Band, The Ocean Party and Cool Sounds, and while the six members stretch between cities, their shared history binds them together. The band's number one goal is to nurture their friendship while continuing to make music at an age when children, work, and distance can easily hamper this.
Largely written and recorded in a family holiday home in Broulee, NSW, Banksia is a truly collaborative project with each individual member writing the skeleton of two songs before they were fleshed out together through the freeform sextet recording process. “I like that our songs have to go through six different heads before they exist. There’s no one vision,” guitarist Mark Rogers said while speaking with NME.
Recorded over the course of just four days, the album focuses on minimal takes and places an emphasis on spur of the moment performance in order to give a distinctively raw character and encapsulate a very specific time and place.
Banksia marks the beginning of a new chapter in the lives of the band members, while acknowledging their collective shared history.
"The band was always about friendship," said Rogers.
Release: August 21, 2020, Osborne Again/Spunk! Records
Words: Brain Drain PR