Emerging Australian synth-noir duo We Are The Brave has been garnering impressive international blog attention lately, following the release of their recent single/video, Sparrow, from debut EP Noctua.
Comprised of singer-songwriter/producer Jess Chalker and producer/songwriter Ox Why, We Are The Brave’s ’80s/’90s-esque sound re-imagines influences from modern and classic songwriting, and has drawn references to artists such as The Eurythmics, Depeche Mode, Haim and Bat For Lashes.
Following global premieres on Out.com, Thump/Vice and Earmilk for re-workings of Sparrow by internationally renowned DJs, We Are The Brave is set to release their follow-up single (and accompanying video), Your Ghost on July 1, with a haunting accompanying video to follow. A second EP is due later in the year, as well as a remix package, out late July through NYC’s Kid Recordings.
Written, recorded, produced, engineered & mixed by: We Are The Brave
Mastering: William Bowden
(Special thanks also to Ben Le Bruce (Clubfeet) for lending us your ears/perspective in the mixing stage, when our ears had gone to shit.)
“Channeling similar-sounding acts like Florence and the Machine, Bat For Lashes, and MS MR, the duo’s songs expertly ride the line between the past and the expansive future horizons…we wouldn’t be surprised to find them gaining a foothold right here in the U.S. very, very soon.” - MTV Buzzworthy
“…all the hallmarks of a Bat For Lashes or Ladyhawke track…the sound of a mid-eighties classic” -
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“Sitting between Annie Lennox, La Roux and Enya” - Dave Ruby Howe, Triple J Unearthed
“Jess Chalker and Nathan Cunial interweave the refreshing bluish crush renowned of Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith with a breezy contemporary aesthetic to ensure it transcends time” – Dots and Dashes, UK
“Vibes, along with synths and a dreamy guitar, flow right in and out of this song. It’s like a dancing ray of sunshine. “ – on Sparrow (Culture Fires remix). Thump/Vice (global premiere)
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