TEES Announce ‘Flow’ EP, Share New Track and Video for ‘Boy’

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Out January 25 on Farmer & The Owl via Inertia Music Share new track and video ‘Boy’

TEES announce the release of their first EP Flow, out 25 January on Farmer & The Owl via Inertia Music. The news comes alongside the latest offering from the dreamy house duo with glistening break-up anthem ‘Boy’ and its accompanying visual treatment, directed by William Robertson and Scott Stirling. . ‘Boy’ joins previous single ‘Let Beauty Be’ on the 5 track EP, which was formulated, produced and recorded over the last three years by the outfit, comprised of best friends and musical soulmates Sean Duarte and Lizzy Tillman.

Of ‘Boy’, Tillman says: “The song was written at a time when one of my closest friends was going through a break up, reminding me of the process behind the shift, and what I had experienced in the past. It’s a story of ambivalence toward ending a relationship and then finally taking the leap. It speaks to feeling consumed with your partner, losing the joy in the relationship, realising you can’t keep forcing it anymore…finding independence again, redefining yourself, and being free. “


The clip, directed by William Robertson and Scott Stirling, represents breaking and then redefining, as inspired by the concept of the song. The harsh push and pull edits capture the fracturing of self a person can experience when going through a relationship breakdown, whilst the simple shots of nature permeate through portrait like images of Tillman and Duarte, representing the feelings of being self consumed and removed from the bigger picture.

Despite the time and space between the creation of the songs on Flow, certain themes and ideas carry through and connect each of them, inspiring the EP’s title. The songs explore perspectives surrounding relationships, love, loss, hope and power, both in being with others and with oneself. Tillman and Duarte’s careful curation of Flow creates a sense of movement in mood – opening with the lightness of ‘Let Beauty Be’ before revealing more somber and introspective tones toward tracks like ‘Pull’ and ‘Through You’. This concept of duality – light and dark – is at the forefront of TEES ethos as both musicians and individuals;“The idea that you cannot truly approach the light and the wants and needs of your life, if you don’t process and confront what you are trying to avoid.”

As TEES explain; “This EP encapsulates exploring and experimenting, trying not to be suffocated into a space of expectation and rigidity. Each of the songs explore the concept of striving to become self-determined and seek independence however there are differences in how each song aims to get to that point. The beginning songs speak to needing to cut loose from others to have a sense of this, to strip things back to find the self within. By the time ‘Through You’ begins it reflects an ending and a contemplation ~ a remembrance of what was told just moments before. That knowing yourself alone is not all there is. Knowing this, accepting and then celebrating this is what makes you aware that you can love and truly be with those around you.”

On Flow Lizzy Tillman and Sean Duarte continue to break the mould of their surrounding regional coastal environment, instead combining their love of pairing harmonising melodies alongside pulsating Balearic beats to stir up memories of the acid soaked raves of the 90s, with a clear nostalgic Australiana edge.


1. Let Beauty Be
2. Boy
3. On & On
4. Pull
5. Through You

Flow by TEES is out 25 January 2018 on Farmer & The Owl via Inertia Music
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