Three bass guitarists, a keyboard player and a drummer walk into a bar

DEEP GROOVES: Artist/musician Paulus McKinnon taps into the tradition of hand drawn band poster with a 1960s psychedelic aesthetic for bass guitar-based band Subset BC’s gig on Saturday. Picture supplied

The deep-groove smooth of bass guitar-driven Subset BC’s loungy rhythms isn’t 1960s psychedelia as we know it but the psychedelic aesthetic of the poster design for the five-piece’s upcoming Dome show suits the band’s general vibe, says artist/musician Paulus McKinnon.

He also just happens to dig the 60s poster style.

“I’m a fan of graphic style poster design from mid-20th century onwards, so that’s part of the inspiration,” he says.

“As a signwriter/designer I love to play with type too and the original is hand drawn in the manner of many a good band poster.”

Made up of three bass guitarists — McKinnon, Ryan Raggett and Charles Barrie, keyboard player Matt Tong and drummer Lincoln Wright, Subset BC draws from musical influences that include funk, breaks, desert-sludge, post-rock, shoe-gaze, house and drum and bass.

Feel the flavours and dig the groovy visuals of a Subset BC live performance at tinyurl.com/y95yx3av.

Subset BC, the dark groove, cinematic bass ensemble takes its danceable sound set to the Dome garden, Saturday, 8.30pm. Vinyl support from DJs the Missing Link & Subsekretary. $10 at the door.

The deep-groove smooth of bass guitar-driven Subset BC’s loungy rhythms isn’t 1960s psychedelia as we know it but the psychedelic aesthetic of the poster design for the five-piece’s upcoming Dome show suits the band’s general vibe, says artist/musician Paulus McKinnon.

He also just happens to dig the 60s poster style.

“I’m a fan of graphic style poster design from mid-20th century onwards, so that’s part of the inspiration,” he says.

“As a signwriter/designer I love to play with type too and the original is hand drawn in the manner of many a good band poster.”

Made up of three bass guitarists — McKinnon, Ryan Raggett and Charles Barrie, keyboard player Matt Tong and drummer Lincoln Wright, Subset BC draws from musical influences that include funk, breaks, desert-sludge, post-rock, shoe-gaze, house and drum and bass.

Feel the flavours and dig the groovy visuals of a Subset BC live performance at tinyurl.com/y95yx3av.

Subset BC, the dark groove, cinematic bass ensemble takes its danceable sound set to the Dome garden, Saturday, 8.30pm. Vinyl support from DJs the Missing Link & Subsekretary. $10 at the door.

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