Their sophomore album, Coupon, is set to arrive on August 27!
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Naarm/Melbourne-based post-punk/indie duo Skydeck have offered up a taste of the sophomore album, Coupon, with the release of Guilty Of.
The musical project of Dominic Kearton and Mitchum Clemens, this new era from the duo builds upon their unique take of indie rock, with a charming and emotive vocal performance that could come straight from a karaoke bar.
Speaking of the track, Kearton shares: "The lyrics for this one are about the different types of phoney you are at different stages of your life. When I was younger I did a lot of weird and unnatural shit, trying to convince other people I was cool, taking things characters said in books I was reading and trying to pass them off as my own thoughts. It's funny thinking back to that period of time and realising these days the only person I really lie to is myself. Musically this song is a product of the environment it was recorded in. I never would have been able to record it in my share house, but luckily I was house sitting on Phillip Island and I could really lean in on the vocals. I sort of tried to channel a really sad drunk karaoke energy on the vocal takes and I'm pretty happy with the results. Treating a synth part as percussion is a move I pulled a few times on this album and I think it helps make the song less rigid and sloppier."
Coupon is set to arrive later this month, with the duo having worked on the record remotely. The record also served as a way to stay connected whilst working from Sydney and Mexico respectively, sending musical ideas back and forth, showcased throughout the album with the implementation of field recordings and phone memos woven throughout the tracks.
Guilty Of is out now! Listen to the track below.