Broth Records, the independent record label of Joji Malani (formerly of Gang Of Youths), are proud to announce their debut roster signing, Sydney four-piece Coconut Cream. Premiered last night via triple j, today they share new single ‘Your Drug On Computers‘. Listen HERE.
Joji first came to hear of Coconut Cream rather unconventionally. “I tried Bumble for a few weeks,” he shares, “and matched with this lady who asked what kind of music I was into. She said I should check out this band called Coconut Cream so I listened to them and thought they were really cool, and saw them play later that evening. I approached them afterward and I went to write back to this lady, she’d unmatched me!”
Astari Mudana, Jasmine Tan, Chad Kennedy and OscarSaran are Coconut Cream, who together breathe fresh air into their iteration of soaring indie rock reminiscent of Stella Donnelly, Ruby Fields and Jay Som. Since first meeting at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, their connection formed over a mutual love of their craft, bonding quickly through jam sessions that soon turned into studio time. In the two years since, the four piece have steadily drip fed listeners with releases that have taken the band to stages shared with Spacey Jane, Middle Kids, IVEY, Annie Hamilton and more, plus recently adding graduate headliners of Sydney’s Lansdowne to their live show resume.
Bursting with excitement to join Broth Records and releasing new music, the band share that ‘Your Drug On Computers‘ is a song written about an early relationship. “It’s kind of like a journal of all the places that me and this person used to go to together and things we did which all really shaped my teenage years” Astari reveals. “Your Drug’ is actually the name of a Saskwatch song that I listened to a lot with someone when I was around 17. Whenever I hear the song now it takes me back to significant moments when I was younger so it’s still very sentimental to me.”
It’s this intimacy that runs deep in Coconut Cream‘s music, a thorough personability that immediately transports you right back to those same experiences of your own with love and loss – a knack only possible from a writer both close enough ‘to it’ and removed far enough ‘from’, to be able to trace the idiosyncrasies of each moment with enough detail for retrospect to illustrate just as closely. This is what Coconut Cream strive to share with their debut EP, a bustling introduction that begs for more. Produced by Tim Fitz (Middle Kids) and set for release later this year, stay tuned for what Coconut Cream has on the horizon.
‘Your Drug On Computers‘ is out now via Broth Records,
buy/stream it here.