The Orbweavers (Instore @ Basement Discs)

Marita Dyson, The Orbweavers - Basement Discs Instore, 17th February 2012

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Basement Discs is one of the great record stores in this town. Indeed it’s one of the few remaining genuine record stores, and situated on the north side of the 1891 built Block Arcade it’s beautifully placed for a lunchtime instore set by The Orbweavers.

Playing today as a 3 piece, this is the 2nd time in less than a week that I’ve had the pleasure of a set from these locals.

The venue is intimate, and showcasing songs predominantly from current release Loom, songwriters Marita Dyson (Vocals, Guitar, Violin) and Stuart Flanagan (Vocal, Guitar) along with Daniel Aulsebrook on Trumpet deliver a laid back set to a good sized crowd who have descended the bill-postered staircase.

There’s an effortless ease to The Orbweavers’ music – effortless to listen to, and seemingly effortless to write and deliver. Dyson is a storyteller both through song and through her beautiful explanations of them to an attentive lunchtime crowd.

It all adds up to a half hour set that gives those present a taste of what The Orbweavers deliver both on record and live. Tucked in between the clattering bustle of Collins and Bourke Streets, listening to music inspired by Melbourne’s inner northern and western suburbs in the basement of a laneway … well, it’s all very Melbourne really.


Related: The Orbweavers @ NSC, 12th February 2012The Orbweavers @ The Toff In Town, 18th August 2011The Orbweavers: Official

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