‘Love In The Key Of Britpop’ is a slightly ironic title for this bittersweet set of performance poetry by Emily Anderson. Her exposition of a dysfunctional relationship is spattered with musical references and comical comparisons between life in Melbourne and London, and England and Australia to a lesser extent. Anderson’s genre specific knowledge is as impressive as her passion is evident, however some of the references are rather obscure and those who lack Brit Pop knowledge could be left feeling left out. The delivery of this piece is nevertheless very emotive, and in such a imitate venue it almost feels that you are confided in; be warned, there are some potentially uncomfortable moments when the tale takes a deeper turn.
Fingers Piano Bar, 4-25 Aug, 3.10pm
tw rating 3/5 | [Beth Dawson]