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National Gallery of Victoria presents Wired for Melbourne sound

From 28 September, NGV Studio will be transformed into a fully functioning recording studio where a specially formed group of Melbourne musicians, named Batman Park, will take over the space to write, record and produce an EP as part of the Wired for Melbourne Sound exhibition.

Led by Alex Badham from Aleks and the Ramps and Magic Hands, Batman Park will feature talented musicians from Melbourne bands and solo outfits including Jess Cornelius (Teeth & Tongue), Evelyn Morris (Pikelet), Thomas Mendelovits (Milk Teddy), Lachlan Denton (Ocean Party) and Pascal Babare (Pascal Babare).

The band will collaborate on the writing, recording and production of an EP and video clips which will be launched as a limited edition compact cassette tape with digital download, with an album cover designed by Rick Milovanovic of Twerps and Boomgates fame.

Visitors to the exhibition will be able to watch the band as they write and record their EP, and those who think they have what it takes can get up on the karaoke stage to sing along to some of Melbourne’s well-known indie songs.

Batman Park Presents, a special late night gig of local bands, will take place on Thursday 3 October as part of NGV Studio’s First Thursday series. See for more details