Adelaides' Lost Woods have returned with a fresh single for their soulful new indie rock hymn, ‘Bern’, served with a sprinkling of national tour dates.
Mastered by Grammy Award winner Joe Laporta (David Bowie, Vampire Weekend, Foo Fighters) and stacked with lush harmonies buoying up vocalist Peter White’s mesmerising falsetto, this acoustic-laced slice of gently undulating folk balladry will soothe your aching soul like the soft country starlight its sonics evoke.
KESMAR is a new chapter for Sydney musician Nathan Hawes. Having first picked up a guitar in 2006, Hawes spent over a decade serenading audiences with his folk tunes with great success. Considering his musical background, Hawes' latest evolution into KESMAR comes as an eyebrow-raising surprise. He's traded his acoustic guitar for swirling synths, introducing a more disco-oriented chapter of his career.
KESMAR is very much a project of collaboration and experimentation, and his latest sounds ooze with the brave ambition of an artist who's treading through uncharted sonic waters. The world will get its first lengthy taste of KESMAR with the Up To You EP, a six-track effort filled with dance, disco and blissful moments of indie-pop. Driven by slick basslines and throwback synths, the project revives the old soul of disco in a contemporary setting, tugging on influences from the past and present.