2019 saw EGOISM perform at Bigsound, become triple j Unearthed’s 11th most played artist, achieve the 5th and 8th most played songs on Fbi radio, receive a nomination for both “Song of the Year” and “Next Big Thing” in the Fbi radio SMAC awards, have their single “You You” hit #1 on the Community Radio charts, and co-headline a tour of the east coast with Pinkish Blu.
The On Our Minds EP was written, recorded and produced by the duo in their bedrooms, mixed by Matthew Neighbour (The Avalanches, Matt Corby, Sky Ferreira) and funded by the triple j Level Up Grant. Three new tracks will be added to their already released singles with their latest “Here’s the Thing” being released today (17th of September).
“I wrote ‘Here’s the Thing’ in the middle of Winter while I was house-sitting my friend’s studio apartment in the city while they went to Europe. At the time I was dropping out of TAFE, my relationship was falling apart, and it wouldn’t stop raining outside. It felt like the world was caving in on itself. It was hard to finish this one; listening to a past version of myself singing about feeling absolutely heartbroken over and over again – it’s totally draining. I like it now, but it took some time. I don’t think I’ve ever captured a moment through lyrics that intensely before.”
EGOISM is a duo made up of childhood friends Scout Eastment and Olive Rush. They’re from the inner west of Sydney and create dreamy emotional guitar pop. Scout and Olive taught each other how to write songs; running melodies and lyrics past each other on the bus to school.
Self-described as “headphones on the train” music, they combine their dual lead vocals with introspective lyrics, pristine melodies and a trademark shoegaze influence.
STREAM “HERE’S THE THING” HERE:
https://ffm.to/egoismheresthething (all other platforms)
“Here’s The Thing” will be released across all digital platforms 17th Sept 2020
On Our Minds EP will be released 6th November 2020