Melbourne’s Skydeck sign with Dinosaur City Records; share debut single ‘Live Bait’

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 “[Live Bait is] a tense, sparse track built mostly around synth and bass that snaps into a higher gear as Kearton yelps through the chorus.” – Noisey

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Melbourne duo Skydeck today share their debut single, ‘Live Bait’, and announce their signing to Dinosaur City Records and Burger Records (USA).

Named after the monumental skyscraper that frames Melbourne’s reddening sky, Skydeck is good friends and long-term housemates Dominic Kearton (Pregnancy) and Mitch Clemens (Ciggie Witch). The pair make surreal, anti-capitalist pop that focuses on themes of desire and fear.

Premiering via Noisey right now, Live Bait is the first track from the bands 11-track debut album, Eureka Moment, due March 2019.

Inspired by long hours spend working at a rural pub, Kearton explains to Noisey, “I moved to Castlemaine, in Victoria’s north, and spent seven or eight months working at a really weird out-of-town truck driver pub and I just worked from 11AM until 5PM and basically just sat in the front bar and watched pensioners bet on the horse racing on the TV. It was pretty strange and confronting but I really needed a job so I stuck it out. It’s helped me write a lot of songs and think about Australia a lot as a place, so I guess it was an eye-opening experience.”

Live Bait is out via Dinosaur City Records/Burger Records (USA)now. Buy/stream it on Apple Music, iTunes, Spotify, Bandcamp, SoundCloud and more.

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