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New Signing: Hermitude


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"While varied, their sound is never left floundering in the realms of mish-mash obscurity, instead finding a sense of direction balanced between indoor and dancefloor," - i-D Magazine

"With a combination of hip hop swagger and explosive bass music aesthetics, Australian duo Hermitude has become a force to be reckoned with" - DJ Times

"Their latest original, “Through the Roof” featuring Young Tapz, is simply jaw-dropping"
-
Dancing Astronaut

Nettwerk Records is excited to announce the signing of Hermitude, the award-winning duo based in Sydney, Australia. In 2015, expect the duo to release Dark Night Sweet Light (via Nettwerk Records), the long awaited follow-up to HyperParadise, a beautifully inventive record of future beats and electronica. Their meticulous production, musicianship and passion for instrumental music demands attention.

Multi-instrumentalists, Luke Dubber (aka Luke Dubs) and Angus Stuart (aka El Gusto), have collaborated since they were 16 and 11, respectively. With the Platinum-selling HyperParadise, the band won Australia’s Music Prize, modeled after Britain’s Mercury Music Prize and Canada’s Polaris Prize, whose single goal is to identify and reward the most outstanding creative Australian album of the year. Hermitude beat a shortlist of talented artists, including Tame Impala, The Presets and friend/collaborator, electronic producer and instrumentalist Flume. The Flume remix of title track, “HyperParadise” has nearly 8 million Soundcloud streams and topped Hype Machine’s “Most Popular” at #1.

Listen To “HyperParadise (Flume Remix)”:

Boxed In Debut Album Out Today (Listen) + SXSW Praise

Listen On Spotify Here: http://spoti.fi/1Fe0576
(Soundcloud Here:
http://bit.ly/1OVb0Ix)

 SXSW Praise:

“SXSW New Favorite Band Alert” - KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic

“Newbies Who Impressed: Boxed In, essentially a vehicle for songwriter-producer-keyboardist Oli Bayston. The songs ranged from crushed ballads to bullet-train rockers with lead bass lines.” - Chicago Tribune

“U.K. rock–groove to enhance those late nights or early mornings in Austin.”
- Hitfix’s “SXSW 2015: Artists To Watch”

Praise From The UK:

“The debut album from Boxed In will enhance your life…Oli Bayston is an impressive songwriter and his piano-pinned dance-pop album carries zero duds.” - NME

“…a beauty, capturing Bayston’s housed-up, lo-fi appeal, which involves locked-in, Hot Chip recalling grooves, world-weary, Bernard Summer-like vocals and simple-as-pie melodies that worm their way into your soul and claim squatters rights. Stunning.”
- Sunday Times “Debut Of The Week”

"Boxed In…hits hard enough in places to get the party started and holds just enough back to make you want to return to it again and again.”
- The Line of Best Fit

“Bayston is a master craftsman. Boxed In is only the beginning.”
- TheFourOhFive.com

Official Video For “Mystery”:

“The song opens with a live drum loop before grand piano chords take the reins; Bayston also adds sparse bass guitar hits and atmospheric sweeps which swell and recede. The instrumentation is rich and the visuals are equally so.”
- Stereogum (Exclusive Video Premiere)

William Fitzsimmons To Release Mini-Album (May 12); North American Tour With Denison Witmer Begins On Release Day

On May 12, William Fitzsimmons will release a mini-album titled Pittsburgh, a collection of seven songs about the city where he was born and raised. Fitzsimmons credits the gift of music to his mother, and consequently his grandmother. In October 2014, his grandmother passed away and during the three days spent putting her to rest, Pittsburgh was formed. The seven songs are in memoriam to her and in remembrance of the city they shared.

Yesterday, Fitzsimmons partnered with Guitar World's Acoustic Nation to premiere the official music video for the title track.

Watch (& Share) The “Pittsburgh” Official Video HERE:

Pittsburgh follows Fitzsimmons’ 2014 full-length Lions (produced by Chris Walla/Death Cab For Cutie), which debuted at #2 on the Top New Artist Albums’ chart, as well as Top 5 on the Folk Albums chart. Fitzsimmons’ music has also been licensed to a wide variety of networks including ABC, NBC, MTV, Lifetime and CW and he has been featured in Billboard, NPR, Rolling Stone, Wall Street Journal, Paste, Spin, NYLON Guys, Musikexpress, Uncut, Q Magazine and American Songwriter Magazine.

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