The Hunger is linked to a long collaboration with artists Athena Thebus and Chloe Corkran, who create costumes and sets that translate Whale's music into iconographic, exaggerated, camp forms, often working with the figures of the cowboy, the satyr and the devil.
Marcus Whale lives and works on Gadigal land in Sydney, Australia. His work, which straddles music and performance, often stages encounters between camp performance styles and the heightened drama of horror film and religious mythology, scripture and liturgy.
Otherwise known for his leftfield pop duo Collarbones and club-centric electronic group BV (alongside DJ Plead and Cassius Select), Whale's solo material surrounds his dramatic vocal delivery with an immersive soundworld of body-shaking electronics and chamber orchestral flourishes.
His solo albums include 2016's Inland Sea, produced with Nigel Yang (HTRK) and 2020's Lucifer, the culmination of a series of performances that cast the fallen angel as a queer icon. In collaboration with artists Athena Thebus & Chloe Corkran, these performances were presented as part of Sydney Contemporary, Art Month Sydney, Day For Night and Sugar Mountain Festival. These projects have been nominated for SMAC Awards, AIR Independent Music Awards and the Australian Music Prize.
Release: September 3rd, 2021, Dero Arcade
Words: Brain Drain PR