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Tuesday, March 7th, 2006
6:57 pm

brettmania
If you're in Brisbane, grab a copy of this Wednesday's Time Off (March 8) to see an article on Marlinchen in the "Six Pack" section.

Come to Ric's next Wednesday night (March 15) at 9pm to see Buella Blue (quirky singer/songwriter with a keyboard) and Marlinchen (crawling ambience).

Marlinchen would perhaps be of interest to fans of Sigur Rós, Amina, múm, Trinkets and Ulver (their experimental ambient projects), but do come along to hear for yourself.

Ric's is in the Brunswick Street Mall, Fortitude Valley. Next to Fatboys and The RG.

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Marlinchen: Front left to right is Jasmine (vocals), Glen (bass played with a cello bow).
Back left to right is Skye (violin), Brett (keyboard), Maxwell (guitar).
Maxwell, Glen and Skye also play the glockenspiel throughout the set as well.

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Monday, August 22nd, 2005
4:54 pm - Trinkets

brettmania
Are Trinkets still around? I know Ben (I think) is in The Golden Circles these days... but come on! Surely Trinkets haven't broken up! Nooooo!

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Saturday, September 18th, 2004
3:51 am - Trinkets fans?

brettmania

I'm very surprised that after a year of this page being online, people still haven't joined. Especially considering Trinkets released another album this year, and held a CD launch AT the Old Museum. Where are the Trinkets fans?

Meanwhile, as well as my other two bands Headkase and Silent Partners, I also play in a third band called Marlinchen (started jamming with them in December 2003), which is very much influenced by Trinkets. We hope one day to share the stage with them.

Trinkets are great.

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Thursday, February 5th, 2004
5:49 am - My first Trinkets experience

brettmania
The first time I saw Trinkets was as a support act for Gota Cola's CD launch at The Zoo in 2000. Trinkets were the fill-in band who were set up on the carpet at the back beside the bar, and playing between main stage bands instead of a DJ playing music between bands. It was very amazing!

I always used to one of the first people to rock up to gigs at The Zoo. So as I walked up the stairs, I was greeted with this magical twinkling keyboard loop of a simple melody. It just kept on playing. The Trinkets members were sitting around waiting for more people to come in. I bought a drink, sat down, listened, watched Watership Down (I think it was them) setting up on the main stage, looked over to the back towards Trinkets, etc.

And then as more people arrived, the members of Trinkets, one by one, started jamming to this repedative twinkling loop. Just gradually adding to it, like it was a painting or a sculpture starting to take shape.

By the time even more people were in there, the gradually building up song was in full force in true Trinkets style (you know how it starts off soft and gentle and then it builds up all loud and dramatic).

A charming golf clap followed, and then all heads turned to the main stage. After the first band finished playing and began packing up, Trinkets played again. There was an interest, and people all moved to the back of the room and stood around this carpet area to see them.

This went on for the rest of the night until Gota Cola finally graced the stage.

After my first introduction to Trinkets, I kept my eye out for them in the gig guides. Sure enough, THEY had their CD launch a few months later, this time at The Healer. It was the launch of "The Old Museum". Everyone sat on the carpet. It was nice.

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Sunday, December 28th, 2003
9:04 am

ex_shut684
I know that in all probability no-one aside from me will join this community, but I will write here anyway. I really am quite fond of this little band. I saw them perform yesterday at the Fortitude Valley Mall, which was extra delightful because I didn’t expect to see them there. I completely forgot that they were playing. It was nice though, and I bought their new album, which is very nice also. It’s a pity that people don’t listen to instrumental music more readily, because Trinkets really are very talented and deserve a larger fan base than what they have.

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Sunday, December 21st, 2003
6:33 pm

ex_shut684
"Local instrumental wonders Trinkets are eagerly waiting for copies of their new album Choose Your Own Adventure to arrive back from the pressing plant. In the meantime, you can see the band perform new material at the Troubadour Saturday Dec 27 and at the Woodford Folk Festival on New Year's Eve (with an eight-piece string section to boot!)."
- Time Off Wednesday Dec 17 - Dec 23 2003

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Monday, September 22nd, 2003
12:09 pm

ex_shut684
Welcome to the Trinkets community!

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