“‘STARS’ takes the rule book and throws it out the window and with an introduction this good, there’s no doubt what will follow will be insane. 8/10.”
“Mammoth sound and a relentless message.”
Claire Mooney, triple j Unearthed
“Enigmatic and hyper-active, Up Late refuses to sit in one place long enough to be confined. There’s metalcore, straight rock, EDM, pop and hip hop elements all woven atop one another, and with incredible harmony no less.”
“Up Late is filling the gap within the Australian music industry where no other artist seems to be crossing these genres.”
Fresh from the announce of his new label home, Up Late’s new EP ‘STARS’ is out today via UNFD.
Up Late – AKA the moniker for Wollongong singer-songwriter, producer and visual artist Max Pasalic – marked the first solo project to join the UNFD roster after his signing in September. The ‘STARS’ EP marks a complete collection of his previous singles from 2020, as well as a reimagined version of his celebrated triple j DIY Supergroup submission ‘Like This’. On today’s release, Pasalic declares: “That distortion and chaos, mixed with the pop semblance – that dichotomy – that genre-mashing, that’s the EP. That’s Up Late.”
After debuting with his comp entry in May, Up Late scored an honourable mention among 900+ other entrants, a nomination as one of the “10 most exciting discoveries of 2020” by triple j and nods from local music media including Pilerats, Blunt Magazine, Music Feeds, MILKY, Depth + more.
Backing it up with inimitable singles ‘FRIENDS’, ‘u left me on read’ and ‘Alone’, Pasalic continued to flex on his flair for unusual genre blends. Many may remember the 24 year-old as the lead singer of heavy act After Touch, who released various outputs on UNFD in 2017/18, while he also has credits producing for various local and international rap and hip hop artists including the likes of BONES.
Up Late’s ‘STARS’ EP is out now.
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