BACHELORETTE IS A SOLO RECORDING AND LIVE PERFORMING PROJECT BY ANNABEL ALPERS.
Annabel is from New Zealand but currently based on the east coast of the USA. She cut her teeth in cult bands such as Christchurch's psychedelic surf outfit Hawaii Five-O, Space Dust and the Hiss Explosion.
Bachelorette released her debut 7-track EP "The End of Things" in August, 2005 on Auckland's Arch Hill Recordings. The EP was a largely solo affair with an intimate, minimalist, sheepishly hand-made sound, involving guest contributions from Auckland-based drummer Andrea Holmes (Fang, Sleeper's Union) and Christchurch-based guitarist Mick El Borado (Space Dust).
In early 2006 Annabel hid herself away in a small hut by the sea, in Canterbury New Zealand, and recorded Isolation Loops – Bachelorette's first full album – which was released in New Zealand in late 2006 and in Australia, on Mistletone Records, in mid 2007. The listening experience of Isolation Loops has been described as a kind of lonely 'island universe', exploring themes of isolation, longing and space, using both electronic and acoustic instruments in a home-made setting. Isolation Loops was praised by critics for its originality and for the richness of its melodies, harmonies and textures...