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Photo by Callum O'Reilly, edit by Annika Moses

The great statue usually appears as a well-slicked, androgynous Laurie Anderson wannabe, lit from beneath by a cheap disco light, holding a bush chook in one hand, mic in the other: some strange karaoke performance of the classics you've never heard. 

great statue combines lo-fi and hi-fi aesthetics, field recordings, 'spooky vox', dumb drum machines and alternative song structures informed by a variety of genres including synth-pop, ambient music, glitch and glitch folk, EDM, and experimental genres. Taking inspiration from artists such as Jenny Hval, Laurie Anderson and Oneohtrix Point Never, great statue weaves off-kilter beats with live vocal processing and electronics. 

The project frequently appears around the usual Boorloo and Walyalup haunts. Great Statue recently contributed the single Clementin to Inclusives, a compilation/remix album from women, trans and non-binary gendered sound artists, presented by Fair Play and Tsuku Boshi. The single twenty fifth was released by Rathe on a V/A album titled Impressions/Sequences in August 2018, featuring contributions from each of the artists that performed at the first Rathe events (‘Impressions’ and ‘Sequences’). 

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26/6 Hachiku (Milk! Records, Melbourne) @ The Aardvark w/ New Nausea, The Shops & Great Statue


Photos by Stas Julien-Martial, Häxa House: Kickstart Festival 2019


5/6 Beep Test, Strawberry Pete & Great Statue, The Buffalo Club, Fremantle

15/5 Web Rumors, The Sewing Room, Perth

7/5 Lana Rothnie 'In Delusion' single launch, The Bird, Northbridge

21/11 Grace Sanders 'Not Fair' single launch, The Bird, Northbridge (2020)

5/9 Segue 'I Get It' EP Launch, Pig Melon, East Perth15/8 DW/Basic Mind + Great Statue + Bizness, Pig Melon, East Perth (2020)

22/8 Fox Scully + friends at the Lucky Goat, Fremantle (2020)

1/8 Sprawl 'Irrealis' Album Launch, Lyric Lane, Maylands (2020)

30/7 James Takenson Album Launch, The Bird, Northbridge (2020)

18/3 Segue '2 Things' Single Launch, The Bird, Northbridge (CANCELLED)

28/3 Jugular, Secret Location, Perth (CANCELLED)

9/4 James Takenson Album Launch, The Bird, Northbridge (CANCELLED)

Emlyn Johnson + Friends, Mojos Bar, Fremantle (2020) 

Tura SOUP NIGHTS 1, The Sewing Room, Perth (2019)

Cat Walk/Blue Waters/Great Statue/Arrester Bed, Grumpy's Bar, Mt Lawley (2019)

DIRTYMOUTH VII, Mojos Bar, North Fremantle (2019)

Segue/Montana Wildhack/Sara Salt/Great Statue, 459 Bar, North Perth (2019)

Camp Doogs, Deepwater Greenhouse stage (ambient DJ set) 2019

Häxa House: Kickstart Festival, Centre For Stories, Northbridge (2019) 

VOLTA at The Bird, Northbridge (2019)

Micromove at The Blueroom Theatre, FRINGEWORLD 2019

Divine Feminine exhibition opening, City Arts Space (2019)

In the Field, Sound Spectrum 2018.2 (2018)

Seiche T0nne single launch, 459 bar (2018)

Moon Shadows I - Middens launch, Northbridge (2018)

Rathe: Sequences, Paper Mountain (2018)

DJ set, Audible Edge (2018)

Abode Camp, J Shed (2018)


Photos by @awii at Lana Rothnie's 'In Delusion' single launch, The Bird

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