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  • Vasili Papathanasopoulos


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Australian musician Running Touch has shared the second instalment of his new video series, the Post Modern Collective Sessions. The clip is an instrumental play through of his latest single Juno, with the artist enlisting the help of Hayden James, Vera Blue and international Bass-queen Blu DeTiger.

Following on from the first instalment which had a particular focus on percussion, the new instalment shifts the focus to the bass and electric guitar. The clips create a space that provides a sense of community for like-minded musicians, whilst also creating the oppertunity for Running Touch to hone in on his multi-instrumentalist skill set. Filmed by each performer in their respective isolation bubbles, Vera Blue and close friend and past collaborator Hayden James have joined in from Sydney, with bass prodigy & Tik Tok superstar Blu DeTiger joining from New York City.

Speaking of the new clip, Running Touch shares: “Post Modern Collective (PMC) sessions has been perfect at pulling me out of the song and pushing musicality into any kind of electronic music that makes it onto the album. It's become my favourite thing about releasing music right now. Being able to go back and share a release with artists and friends you respect is timeless. When I look back on this album - I think these are what I'll remember the most. I’ve been a huge fan of Blu since watching her shred in her Room Service set in isolation last year. I’ve been a long-time fan of Vera Blue and both being within the same scene and label, have so much respect for her and the amazing work she does, and Hayden and I are good friends and collaborators - so having him involved was a must. Bringing together artists that wouldn’t usually cross paths and from different scenes and genres is everything. Especially at a time when it’s hard to physically be in a room or touring with someone else

The infectious Juno fuses together elements rock, electronica and pop to create a genre defying soundscape that glistens beneath storytelling lyricism. Conceptually, the track is a moment of escapism and lyrically is inspired by thriller novels and film, with pop-culture references. The musician brings his distinct flair of production and acute lyricism to the track.

After the COVID-19 pandemic changed the trajectory of live music, Running Touch will make his grand return to the stage after long eleven months. The musician will kick off a string of festival appearances later this month, beginning with the sold-out Summer Sound Festival with Hayden James & Cosmos Midnight in Adelaide, before hitting Perth, Melbourne and the Gold Coast For The Love Festival and Yours & Owls Festival in Wollongong. He’ll take to the Sidney Myer Music Bowl stage for a headline performance, bringing along special guests Northeast Party House (DJ SET), Kult Kyss & Adult Art Club.

Juno is out now! Watch the Post Modern Collective Sessions below.


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