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TGIF Mixtape | Curated by Avaberée

By Phil Swan - 09 Aug 2013

Local trio, Avaberée have been doing the rounds at Brisbane bars and venues for the last couple of years now. We first heard of them when they dropped this goosebump-inducing A Capella of JT's 'Cry Me A River'.

They not only nail covers, but they're pretty nifty at writing their own tunes, too. Avaberée's melodic harmonies will warm the cockles of your heart, or the heart of your cockles, whichever!

We caught up with Aimee, Genevieve, and Irena to find out some of their favourite places in Brissie. And they were kind enough to put together an amazing Friday Mixtape for you all to enjoy. So . . . enjoy it, why don't ya?

TUL: What's the best part about making music and being in Avaberee???

Being able to work, play shows and travel with your best friends, work with awesome producers, meet and work with really talented and inspiring musicians, tour and share our music with lovely people.

TUL: What's the Worst Part???

'Spending $5000 on gear, to put in a $500 car to drive 100 miles to a $50 paid gig' - We read this quote on the internet the other day, and think it pretty much sums up the downside well.

TUL: What is your most-played song in iTunes???

Gen: Lisztomania, Phoenix

?Irena: The Hellcat Spangled Shalalala, Arctic Monkeys

?Aimee: Perth, Bon Iver?

TUL: What's a song you always skip in front of your mates, but turn up the volume when it's just you???

Irena: Days Go By, Keith Urban?

Gen: Fifteen, Taylor swift?

Aimee: Life, Des'ree (actually THE WORST lyrics of all time . . . they're so bad that they are good)

TUL: What's the weirdest thing a fan at a concert has done???

We once found a word-for-word account of a conversation that we had had at a gig with the headline act, typed out on Tumblr by someone who had attended the show who had clearly listened in.

TUL: Who would you love to collaborate with?

?In terms of producers – of course, Rick Rubin. ?Musicians, it would be super amazing to collab with the likes of Gotye, Paul Kelly, Thom York, or Diana Ross.

TUL: Best music venue in Brisbane???

Smaller venue - Black Bear Lodge or Visy Theatre (The Powerhouse). ?

Larger venue – The Tivoli

TUL: Best place for cheap eats in Brisbane???

Trang Vietnamese in West End.

TUL: Best Bar in Brisbane?

The Junk Bar or Lefty's Music Hall

TUL: What's next for Avaberée?

After we finish the single tour that we are currently on, we are going back to the studio to finish off our EP and then tour it!

Avaberée by The Urban List on Grooveshark

You can catch Avaberée touring the country right now for their new single 'Running Out'. Get the dates here.

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