The newest signees to Sydney label Plastic World are here to provide your recommended daily intake of driving drums, jerky synths and hand claps, all produced with a keen nose for delicious ’80s cheese. If you’re lactose intolerant, then consider yourself warned.
Who are you?
GL. (Graeme Pogson and Ella Thompson.)
Where are you from?
We both grew up in Melbourne’s northeast suburbs and have now ventured up the train line.
What is unique about your local music scene?
I feel like there is a little pocket for everything. There’s also some great cross-pocket pollination going on at the moment. People work pretty hard in Melbourne and I think it stands up in the worldwide scheme of things.
Describe your sound in three words. Go!
Homemade sequencer jams
What makes you unique as an artist?
I’m not sure. It’s all just a different combination of influences and experiences.
Have you heard any new music lately? Got any recommendations?
Really loving Angel Olsen’s ‘Burn Fire For No Witness’, Ramona Lisa’s ‘Arcadia’ and artists Sasac and Turquoise Summers. Also, although it’s not exactly new, getting right into the Aurra album ‘Satisfaction’ released late last year and originally recorded in ’83.
Tell us a little about this release.
‘Won’t You See’ is the first song from our six track EP ‘Love Hexagon’. We wrote and recorded it ourselves and got our friend John Castle to mix it at the end. It all happened quite quickly and we always have a lot of fun doing it, which makes us excited for the future of GL.
What inspired the artwork for this track?
Overall we want this project to keep its character. It’s not too slick around the edges. Obviously we like to pay homage to this glorious era but also let the people we work with have a good time too and interpret the music the way they hear it.
What else are you working on at the moment?
We are currently drilling our live set ready to play shows. We’ve been writing some new songs and thinking about the next release. Also doing some remixes for a couple of friends bands which has been new for us.
Do you have any shows coming up?
We will touring our EP in September which we are super excited for!