Launching Pad: Bertie Page Clinic

15 August 2012 | 2:15 am | Staff Writer

On the Launching Pad this week - Bertie Page Clinic. They chat to us about their latest record, French Tickler.

Album Name: French Tickler

Label: Beast Records

Where does this release sit in your discography? This is our second release, our first was Rock & Roll In A G-String – seems like we keep naming them after things that belong in the groin region…

How do you compare it to your previous studio work? The recording experience and final product are suburbs apart, the first recording was made in a bedroom in Lutwyche and French Tickler was recorded within the lead-lined walls of Wavelength Studios at Nundah. It was pretty flash being in a proper recording studio, the sound is high quality without stripping off our rough, punky edge.

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Is it reflective of your live show or have you used the studio to enhance the material? What you hear on the recording is essentially what you will hear in the live show, although we did use a cosmonaut vocal effect on one song, I will have to get a space suit so that I can replicate the effect live.

What have you got lined up for the launch? The launch is going to be very classy and cultural with a 'Russia Versus France' theme, to celebrate the fact that Bertie Page Clinic will be touring France in a few weeks' time. We have solid rock supports The Dirty Eastwoods and Dunes as well as Brisbane's best burlesque troupe the Chrome Street Follies. It's going to be a huge night of rock, tassles and feathers with lots of vodka and French knickers: just think Boris and Natasha meets Pepe le Pew.