Magazine article Herizons

Burn

Magazine article Herizons

Burn

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BURN

Fruit

FRUITMUSIC, 2005

To truly appreciate the queer folk/pop trio Fruit, you have to accept the role that pop plays in the Aussie version of this genre. The type of spare production that accompanies homo folkie icons such as Ani DiFranco and Indigo Girls is practically unheard of down under. Instead, bands like Fruit and their contemporaries Bluehouse receive far more lush engineering. The result is a sound that has more in common with Everything But The Girl than Perron.

This doesn't mean the women who make up Fruit are apolitical, pop star wannabes-far from it. The three lesboriffic babes who make up Fruit pose on the liner notes with the phrase "we can change the face of life" superimposed over their familiar visages. Even in 2005, being out, queer musicians is still a political act, and it will be until same-sex love songs start appearing in the Top 40. …

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