AFTER playing their first gig in Fremantle six years ago, it is easy to see why local band INTENSO have such a love affair with the port town.
Comprising Steve Elkins, Tobias Anning and Adam Ismail, the trio have kept close to the area they love since that initial performance, taking to the stage in a number of local venues both together and as part of other collaborations.
They will keep this love going this month when they return to town to launch their debut album The Milk, the Butter and the Blood at the Buffalo Club.
Elkins said the album had been a long time in the making and they were happy with the finished product.
“The initial recording was completed on a hot February day with 17 raw tracks,” he said.
“The mixing of the album took longer than we anticipated due to the challenge of coaxing the improvised tracks into discrete songs, however this is where the album was revealed in all its beauty and darkness.”
He said although the group was feeling “terrified” ahead of the launch, it was sure to be a great night at an amazing venue.
“We thought the gritty charm of the venue really suited our style, as it’s really the last of its kind in the Perth music venue landscape,” he said.
To prove they like to keep their fans on their toes, the band has a collection of ‘guerrilla gigs’ on the way, popping up for performances when they’re least expected.
The Milk, The Butter and the Blood album launch
Where: Buffalo Club, High Street
When: November 13 from 8pm
Tickets: $10 at the door