Date: Saturday 12th August, 8.00pm
Gig: The Mech: Fire with Jess Cornelius, Laura Jean, friendships, Sarah Mary Chadwick, Seagull, Summer Flake
Location: The Mechanics Institute, Apollo Bay
Tickets: Book Now
Price: $75 + booking fee
Sui Zhen is the alias of Melbourne-based artist Becky Sui Zhen. Following EPs Female Basic and Body Reset came the dream-beat world of Secretly Susan. Following her recent electronic experimentation with ethereal techno-pop and minimal down-tempo 808-lead tracks, the LP marks a return to more traditional vocal-led pop songs. Through her music, Sui Zhen invites listeners into the larger narratives that surround her work, from the banal pastel dystopia of her Infinity Street video to the invention of Susan, an alter ego who manifests in the single Take It All Back – these colourful, surreal and staged landscapes allow her unique take on pop music to sit within its own uncanny terrain.
Sui Zhen is a versatile musician who has appeared most recently with heat-beat band NO ZU on vocals, as well as in a recent collaboration with Tornado Wallace on ‘Today’ – a favourite on Double J that has piqued the attention of tastemakers worldwide. Secretly Susan is out now on Remote Control Records (AUS/WORLD), Two Syllable Records (USA) and a CD release in Japan with P-Vine Records with critical claim from Rolling Stone (4-stars), Pitchfork Media (7.8/10) and Album of the Week on 3RRR. Fresh from performances at SXSW, Sugar Mountain Festival and an artist residency in Hokkaido Japan, Sui Zhen is now developing her next album and persona.
Sui Zhen will perform as part of Fire August 12 & 13.