Fait – ‘Reverie’ [‘Sonder’ EP]


Amazing surprise from Fait this week; she’s released her new single ‘Reverie’ and a four track EP called ‘Sonder’! The Aussie solo artist (Elise Higgins) was joined in the studio by bassist Rob Stephens and her long-time producer Darren Lawson (My Bloody Valentine, White Lies). ‘Reverie’ is a lush instrumental track with hypnotic bells and strings set over a breakbeat. It’s another stunner, but certainly different from previous efforts. It leads into the dissonant ‘Siren Song’, a progressive ambient piece with loads of pitch bending goodness. It’s a little less dark than her 2014 debut ‘Atmosphere’, but has the same cinematic scope. ‘Sonder’ is a brilliant listen, Fait is all class once again! Australian fans can catch her live on the east coast next month (dates below). ‘Sonder’ is available now through Inertia.

Fait – ‘Reverie’ [‘Sonder’ EP Stream]

Fait Australian Tour Dates:

September 8 | BIGSOUND, Brisbane (New Globe Theatre, 8:50pm)
September 9 | Workers Club, Geelong (with Katy Steele)
September 10 | Hugs & Kisses, Melbourne (with Katy Steele)
September 15 | Plan B Small Club, Sydney (headline show, supports TBC)

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Hyla – ‘Chaos For You’


‘Chaos For You’ is a solid new slow burner from Hyla. The foursome has announced a limited 7-inch run (available here) with the b-side ‘Thousands’. It follows the Perth natives ‘Fever Calls Late’ EP from last June. Hyla did a fantastic job backing Fait for her live shows and conjure more moody brilliance on this tune.

Hyla – ‘Chaos For You’

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Fait – ‘Chasing Youth’ [Video]


Elise Higgins (aka Fait) has enlisted the help of Matsu to shoot her latest video ‘Chasing Youth’. The stunning clip features Elise’s very own “nieces & nephew”. Since delivering her last single ‘Solace’, the Perth native has signed to Inertia, relocated to Sydney, played a spot at Laneway Fest and now finds herself in London, hard at work on her next EP. Not to mention the 1 million Spotify plays she’s accumulated since 2014’s ‘Atmosphere’! The new EP can’t come quicker.

Fait – ‘Chasing Youth’ [Video]

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Peppermint Showers – ‘Soto’ [Premiere]


Introducing Peppermint Showers, a new dream pop duo based in Perth featuring Darren Stapley and Sandon French (of Hyla / Lanark). Their debut single ‘Soto’ is now streaming and available at Bandcamp, a breezy mix of dream pop and slo-mo psych; for fans of Au.Ra, Dear Tracks or Day Wave. It’s a fine start, especially considering that ‘Soto’ was recorded with a single microphone in a DIY sun room studio! For updates, hit up their freshly built Facebook page.

Peppermint Showers – ‘Soto’ [Premiere]

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Fait – ‘Solace’


Fait is on her way to Bigsound next week and she’s marking the occasion with a new single and video. ‘Solace‘ is a beautiful cinematic piece, a slow burning instrumental with a deep, deep bass line. The apocalyptic tune is a tension builder, and a reminder of how brilliant she is! For those new to the party, Fait is the work of Perth multi-instrumentalist Elise Higgins, who performs live with three members from Hyla (Rob Stephens, Mike Antonas and Darrell Sundai). Believe it or not but Fait sounds even better on stage (see dates).

Fait – ‘Solace’

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