Bachlorette is the solo project of the talented Annabel Alpers, who hails all the way from New Zealand, but she’ll be right here in Philly next week playing at Union Transfer in support of The Magnetic Fields. Read on for an interview Jemma did with her, and check out some of her tunes below!
Tells us a bit about Bachelorette?
Bachelorette is the name of my solo project. The first EP, The End of Things, came out in 2005 in New Zealand and I’ve recorded three LPs since then – Isolation Loops, My Electric Family and Bachelorette. Drag City puts out my records in the US. Live, I’m surrounded by a lot of electronic equipment and I try to sample and record and layer as many sounds as possible while reconstructing the songs.
How would you describe your sound?
It’s a kind of introspective, electronic, melodic, psychedelic space pop, with tinges of folk in places… disco in others… It sounds kind of hand made to me – like computer craft.
If your sound was a movie or book what would it be?
If it was a movie, I think I’d like it to be 2001 A Space Odyssey.
Describe the type of person that you think listens to your music?
How do you get inspired to write lyrics, they’re quite beautiful?
Unhealthy self-absorbtion… too much time thinking about everyday stuff… books… nature… boys…
Your personal style is….
Lazy daydreamer ?
What’s next for Bachelorette?
I’ll be touring Bachelorette for a little longer this year, and then I want to focus on some new musical projects that differ in style from Bachelorette. I’ll be putting her to bed indefinitely. The umbrella name for my projects is Particle Tracks.