Bury the Sound Bio
In 2004, flame-haired classical pianist Halina Porecki placed an ad in the Melbourne street press, looking to form an instrumental band. Drummer Shannon Hayes had been playing in local band The Fates and collecting a formidable range of tom-toms; bassist Simon Jaunay was fresh from a stint living in England, playing with successful indie-rockers Birdman Rally; and English guitarist Tim Clarke had recently migrated to Australia and was looking to expand upon his usual shoegazey four-track dabblings. All three answered the ad, and the quartet duly convened at the Bakehouse studio in Richmond. During a break at their first rehearsal together in April 2005, Bury the Sound was born, named after an abstruse piece of advice from Erik Satie.
In July 2005 the band recorded a four-track demo EP that was enthusiastically picked up by community radio. Soon after, they began playing live in venues around the city with a range of Melbourne luminaries such as Radiant City, One Hundred Years and Tarcutta, establishing a reputation for their intense, moving performances.
Their sound is a compelling blend of powerhouse drumming, melodic basslines, and washes of effects-drenched guitar and piano. Bury the Sound’s elegant, cinematic songs steadfastly refuse to follow the well-trodden path of hosts of instrumental bands, weaving a rich musical tapestry that draws as much upon ’70s legends Fleetwood Mac and Pink Floyd as contemporary masters like Do Make Say Think.
Their new Autumn Magnets EP is a masterful three-song suite that exemplifies everything exciting and beautiful about Bury the Sound.