NSW represents with one of our faves in Desert Moons and their hugely atmospheric new cut Deep Water.
After releasing their standout debut single ‘Rough Trade’, NSW Central Coast-based experimental-electronic duo, Desert Moons return with stellar follow up cut ‘Deep Water’ – produced and recorded by the group themselves at their home studio.
Opening with a gradual crescendo, ‘Deep Water’ harnesses dynamics with finesse, melding electronic beats, keys, synth, moog and the endearing vocals of enigmatic front man Jake Dobson, and his layers of hauntingly intricate harmonies.
Dobson describes the meaning behind the track –
“‘Deep Water’ is a metaphor for feeling outside your comfort zone. Just like deep ocean waters, the idea of being in uncharted territory can be a confronting concept. At times in my life, I’ve had no choice but to face my demons head on, however ended up in a more advantageous position by addressing these challenges. It’s helped define my character and realise that fear is only a delusion created by the mind”.
Their debut track ‘Rough Trade’ received an auspicious introduction, receiving support from the likes of KEXP (USA), triple j, local community radio and a slew of worldwide tastemaker blogs.
Both Jake and fellow band mate and brother, Simon Dobson have been playing and performing music together since an early age. They’ve worked as session musicians in the studio and live, as well as releasing music and touring the world with their bands. Desert Moons is the first project the brothers have collaborated on as a duo.
The band will perform their first live show at Rare Finds #33 held at Oxford Art Factory’s Gallery Bar, Sydney on Friday September 29.
‘Deep Water’ is available now via Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes and all other good digital retailers
FRI 29 SEP | RARE FINDS #33 @ OAF GALLERY, SYDNEY NSW