Label: Mushroom - MUSH33033.2 • Format: 2x, CD Album Bonus CD • Country: Australia • Genre: Rock, Pop • Style: Acoustic
My Friend the Chocolate Cake are an Australian chamber pop group formed in by mainstays, David Bridie on vocals and keyboards and Helen Mountfort on cello and backing vocals both ex- not drowning, waving. My Friend the Chocolate Cake were formed, initially as an acoustic side project, in in Melbourne by David Bridie on vocals, piano, harmonium and keyboards and Helen Mountfort on cello and backing vocals.
Although the intention was to play a handful of shows,  the band developed a following after securing a residency at Madigan's, a now-defunct venue in Brunswick. While alternating performances between not drowning, waving and My Friend the Chocolate Cake,  the latter Ballad Of Heroes Op. 14 - Rattle* Conducts Britten* - Rattle Conducts Britten second studio album, Broodwas being recorded from mid with Bridie and Mountfort co-producing with Jim Rondinelli.
Brood peaked at No. They followed with a live album, Live at the National Theatrein December From the group went into hiatus while Bridie developed an interest in the musical environment of Papua New Guinea and moved there in A side-project, Hotel Radio, had Bridie experimenting with the local string music scene.
My Friend the Chocolate Cake's contract with Headless States of Being - Exophotic Goiter - Dissolved Into Proteins Records ended in and they decided to represent themselves independently.
Gathering briefly in the group released an up-beat, fourth studio album, Curiousin May of that year, via Capitol Records. The band resumed recording in and released Algeria. - My Friend The Chocolate Cake - Good Luck fifth studio album, Home Improvements — its title refers to its lyrical observations of suburban Australian life, a reoccurring theme in the band's music.
Andrew Carswell retired from performing in July The group's sixth studio album, Fiascoreleased inhad Bridie admitting that Carswell's departure had removed a part of their folky element. Their seventh studio album, The Revival Meetingwas released in In June the group announced "the upcoming MFTCC shows will be their last shows for some years, as they will be taking an indefinite hiatus to pursue other projects". Like not drowning, waving, My Friend the Chocolate Cake's music can be seen to straddle the worlds of ambient and world musicwith an emphasis on piano and violin-led acoustic music.
The group has a string section as a permanent fixture to their line-up, headed by Helen Mountfort, which greatly affects their song writing. Bridie, the group's main lyricist, often writes songs inspired by Melbourne suburban life. Other themes that are frequent include Empty Words - Depraved - Demo politics and young love. Bridie sings with a distinctly Australian accent, differing from most vocalists who tend to emulate an American accent.
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