Winner AIR Independent Music Awards – Best Independent Dance/Electronica Album
Triple R Album of the Week
FBi Click Feature Album
PBS Feature Album
Edge Radio Feature Album
“Amid the fury of beats, breaks and fastidious production they find space to inject great helpings of heart, art, beauty and risk. And when the bass hits, it hits hard.” – The Guardian
“Misha’s projections and paintings combined with Nic’s productions to form intricate installations and hyperkinetic live shows. Expressionism and rave, internet art and drum n bass, regional dance music styles and Australian gothic ideas all intersect. The results are personal, universal, beautiful, brutal, expansive and immersive” – Triple R
“Chaotic future sounds” – Herald Sun, 4 Stars
“One of the most vital tracks of the year” – Song Of The Year, Tone Deaf
Dot Dash Recordings are pleased to share experimental audiovisual duo friendships have returned with new single ‘MLG_recovery patch.’ This is the first piece of new work from the pair since their 2016 critically acclaimed album Nullarbor 1988-1989.
‘MLG_recovery patch’ presents a sonic and visual shift for the band. Beginning with a somber piano soundscape, the track warps and becomes interlaced with their dark, pulsing industrial sound. Throughout the video, dark visuals morph, glitch and loop back on one another.
friendships‘ combines Misha Grace’s visual art and Nic Brown’s songwriting in their respective mediums together. Debut album Nullarbor was named Album of the Week on 3RRR, PBS, RTR, and FBi, winning Best Independent Dance/Electronica Album at the 2017 AIR Awards, leading to tours with Erykah Badu, Thundercat, a boundless festival run including SXSW, CMJ, Meredith Music Festival, Melbourne Music Week and a tour of China. But ultimately, things didn’t last.
After a show at the end of 2017, they quietly went their own ways. Having spent the previous few years talking every day, they’d suddenly gone eight months without talking at all.
They came back together by chance at a mutual friend’s house. Suddenly they were talking again, telling each other about what they’d been working on for the past eight months. Separately, both had been working through their issues through their art. Where in the past they might’ve created for each other, to complement the other’s work, their time in isolation had them seeking catharsis only for themselves. And yet when Grace showed Brown a video she’d composed, he put a track he’d written underneath it. They complemented each other perfectly.