Immaculate Machine is an indie-rock band that lives on an island. In
order to be able to travel freely to and from their geographically
isolated homeland, they make rock albums. The newest of these is "High
On Jackson Hill" (April 2009). Recorded in the comfort of
singer/guitarist Brooke Gallupe's childhood home by producer Colin
Stewart (Black Mountain), the latest offering is their most spontaneous
2007's "Fables" garnered praise in the international press and from
fans during tours of Canada, the United States and Europe. Lead single
"Jarhand" was downloaded close to 300,000 times when it was chosen as
the iTunes download of the week. High profile collaborations with John
Collins (New Pornographers), Owen Pallett (Final Fantasy), Alex
Kapranos (Franz Ferdinand) and The Cribs caought the attention of indie
Immaculate Machine started as a trio of high school friends from
Victoria, BC. They silk-screened t-shirts, released their music
independently and booked themselves long tours in barren stretches of
Canada. Vancouver, BC veteran indie label Mint Records was wowed by
the band's tenacity after seeing them on the way back from six months
of DIY touring.
Immaculate Machine released Ones and Zeros, its label debut, on
Mint Records in September 2005 and set off immediately on a tour of N.
America and Europe with Destroyer and The New Pornographers. Ones and
Zeros was followed in October 2006 by an EP of French translations of
songs from Ones and Zeros, translated by Gallupe himself, a graduate in
French Literature. It was met with puzzled enthusiasm.
For High On Jackson Hill, Immaculate Machine has grown in number.
Brooke Gallupe (guitar/vocals), Kathryn Calder (keyboard/vocals), Aden
Collinge (drums), Caitlin Gallupe (bass) and Jordan Minkoff (guitar)
create a bigger sound than ever before. The quintet or quartet -
depending on the show - will get off their isolated island to tour the
Western World (at least) following the April release.
Brooke Gallupe guitar/vocals
Caitlin Gallupe bass/vocals
Kathryn Calder keyboards/vocals
Aden Collinge drums
Jordan Minkoff guitar
Brooke Wilken guitar/vocals
Luke Kozlowski drums/vocals