Our favourite beautiful babe from the hills POPPONGENE is excited to share the news that she'll be holding fort upstairs at The Gasometer Hotel in Melbourne for a residency in the month of January 2017. Every Wednesday in January, POPPONGENE will bring her brand of devotional dream-pop to The Gaso Upstairs. The solo project of artist and musician Sophie Treloar (also of Melbourne outfit Sunbeam Sound Machine) POPPONGENE’s music is laconic and hypnotic, sun-soaked and lush, recalling the rainforests that surround her Belgrave home, and the beaches of her native Byron Bay.
Debut single 'Do It Girl' is self-affirming and aspirational, described by 3RRR’s Simon Winkler as an “absorbing psychedelic adventure”. Along with the heavy-lidded new single 'Belgravey', these are the first tastes of POPPONGENE’s upcoming EP, to be released in 2017. To usher in the new year, POPPONGENE and her band will soundtrack midsummer Wednesday nights, accompanied each week by a host of Melbourne’s finest friends, including label-mates 808s and Greatest Hits and Melbourne mainstays Great Outdoors, Way Dynamic, Doona Waves, Real Feelings, Baby Blue, The Baudlaires & Ali E all equipped to turn the Gaso into an upstairs oasis.
In other exciting news for POPPONGENE she has been announced as the opening support for Weyes Blood, the songwriting project of California's Natalie Mering, who channels the uneasy listening vibes of the lost voices of Laurel Canyon. Weyes Blood will play her only Melbourne headline show while in Australia for the Sugar Mountain Festival at the Northcote Social Club on Friday 20th January with support from the incredible Lost Animal & our girl POPPONGENE.