Releases New Single “Equaliser feat I.H”
Melbourne’s Running Touch has today released his new single “Equaliser featuring I.H”. Premiering ‘Equaliser’ last night on triple j Good Nights, the new track was written and recorded by the mysterious and elusive anonymous artist in his home studio – combining new and old Running Touch music to generate a delightfully bass-heavy ear-worm in true Running Touch style. ‘Equaliser feat. I.H’ is available from here.
Running Touch explains, “Equaliser was birthed at Melbourne’s “New Guernica” where I overheard the term being passed around for it later to be coined in to a drink. This record was what came of spending most of this year accumulating and experimenting demos in my studio. This was originally a freestyle demo I created for Instagram called “A Thousand Years” (It’s still there). A completely haphazard tweak led to me terraforming the song and it being pulled out of the “maybe” pile amongst the 20 odd demos I had. From there, from its creation, amendments, mixing and artwork… I would have never known how much would have to go into it.”
Running Touch released his debut EP ‘A Body Slow’ earlier this year hitting #1 on iTunes Electronic album charts and #9 overall. Closely following his EP release came a huge 15 date AUS/NZ headline tour, selling out every show across the country in a matter of weeks, including 1600 tickets in a few days across two Corner Hotel shows in Melbourne.
A multi-instrumentalist, producer, songwriter, vocalist, lyricist and forward-thinking visionary – Running Touch transitions seamlessly between genres, aliases and art forms proving himself as an ‘artist’ in every sense of the word. Renowned for his live performance – A hybrid between a one-man-band and electronic act – he combines his talents as a guitarist, pianist, bassist, vocalist and dancer to create a beautifully weird and exceptionally wonderful live-performance as seen on prestigious stages such as – Splendour in the Grass, Groovin’ The Moo, MTV ‘Beats and Eats’, Beyond The Valley, Listen Out, For The Love, Your Paradise Fiji, Southbound Festival and SXSW to name just a few.
With a musical background stemming from the Hardcore scene, Running Touch serves as founding member and main studio writer of one of Australia’s top breakthrough hardcore bands ‘Ocean Grove’, whose album earlier this year was chosen as Triple J’s Album of the week and debuted at #5 on ARIAs album charts, leading them to play mainstream at Splendour In The Grass and sell out huge headline tours across Australia and Europe.
Recent international successes have included supporting the likes of global-heavyweights ODESZA and ZHU, some huge collaborations to come with a number of household names and his first major TV sync coming through on Netflix’s hugely successful US-series ‘RIVERDALE’,
What’s next for Running Touch? “Pushing what I’ve been working on throughout the year into the ether! From videos to a new live show, to new music and a few new collaborations, I’m itching for 2018! “
Before the year ends, you can see his renowned live performance at the following festival with more to be announced.
Sat 18 Nov – MTV BEATS & EATS – Wollongong, NSW
Sat 25 Nov – Grapevine Festival – Rochford Wines, Yarra Valley, NSW
6 – 12 Dec – Your Paradise Festival, FIJI
Sun 31 Dec – NYE in the Park – Victoria Park, NSW