It’s an Oz modernist pop invasion! Quick, put away your book of 50s typography, pull up an Eames chair, clean + polish your nerd glasses, and prepare for the sparky electropop tunes of Australian bands and label mates Architecture in Helsinki + Cut Copy – now that’s a great double bill.
I adored AiH‘s 2005 album In Case We Die, and it was the bright, bouncy catchy music of my kidlets’ early childhood. I kind of lost track of them after a while, though, and after their 2007 album, Places Like This, they took a little studio break, too. Now they are back with the clean, modern, effortlessly danceable, Melbourne-made Moment Bends, and a weirdly compelling video for the track ‘Contact High’:
Cut Copy caught my attention by turning up on the Pitchfork Best of 2008 list with ‘Hearts On Fire’ from In Ghost Colour. After the critical acclaim (and craziness) that followed, Dan Whtiford and co also took a breather before recording Zonoscope in Melbourne and releasing it earlier this year. Check out the video for ‘Need You Now’, directed by Keith Schofield:
I’ve got 2×2 FREE tix to give away – just email me with the answer to this super-easy question:
In which Australian city did both Cut Copy + Architecture in Helsinki make their current albums?