Melbourne duo, Skydeck, today share their debut record, Eureka Moment – 30 minutes of post-punk/pop “filtering Melbourne life through a strangely warped sense” (Noisey). The 11-track album is out now digitally and on cassette via Dinosaur City Records and Burger Records.
Listen here. Purchase Eureka Moment on cassette here.
“Whether it’s past love, the price of an Uber pool or a ‘Stolen Car’ – Skydeck might feel the weight of existing in 2019, but they’re definitely having a good time too. In fact, there’s a self-awareness that feels more meditative than chaotic – a vortex of sonic anxiety that I’d happily spiral in. If anything, it’s over too soon.” Melbourne music outlet Deafen County says of the debut.
A mixture of post-punk, pop and new wave, Eureka Moment comes in the form of an 11-track album that’s inspired by late capitalism, anxiety, and the state of Australia today.
The album includes singles, Live Bait, Tourniquet Too and Solid State, which received praise from the likes of Noisey, Savage Thrills, BTR Today, Indie30 and Pop is on Fire plus playlist additions across FBi Radio, 2SER, RTRFM and Most FM.
Named after the iconic Eureka Skydeck, the tallest building in Melbourne, Skydeck comprises of Mitchum Clemens (Ciggie Witch) and Dominic Kearton (Pregnancy); old friends and long-term housemates for a number of years, who recorded the instrumental part of Eureka Moment in 2016, before adding vocals mid-last year.
Like its origins, the record is unconventional. Opening track and debut single, Live Bait, sung by Kearton and built mostly around synth and bass, chronicles a time when he was working at a pub in country Melbourne. A Cryptic Bassline is composed almost entirely of spoken word, musing on Melbourne street artist, Lush Sux, while Tourniquet Too, featuring Clemens on vocals, is an anxious rambling of the artist’s fear of visual misinterpretation.
Eureka Moment is out now digitally and on cassette now via Dinosaur City and Burger Records.