Melbourne’s folktronica project GUTHRIE (they/them) has announced their debut EP co-produced with Sophie Payten (Gordi) titled ‘INCUBATOR’. The first single from the EP ‘Dickhead Song’ was met with high praise from triple j, Frankie Magazine and more, and was added to rotation on Unearthed radio. Second in the series of releases, ‘Best You Ever Had’ is a significant and courageous step forward for GUTHRIE and their sound. Mature, complete and idiosyncratic, the song evokes influences such as Bon Iver and Phoebe Bridgers and combines industrial, metallic percussive hits with gentle, woozy synths, resulting in an explosive, textural, luxurious bed of sound.
After supporting the likes of Didirri, Mia Wray & John Floriani (of Trophy Eyes) and playing pre-covid festival sets, GUTHRIE’s live band is poised to launch their new work at Leadbeater in August for what will be an exciting and dynamic live show. Described by triple j as holding ‘poise and drama in equal measure,’ GUTHRIE explores elements of opposing genres in their music – the acoustic warmth of folk, and the clinical chaos of electronica and hyperpop.