“Australia’s answer to Disclosure”
GRAHAM PORTER, YOURMUSICRADAR
Emerging from the depths of Tasmania are Allan McConnell (21) and Finn Rees (19) who are known for their electrifying fusion of electronic, hip-hop and jazz and their signature dense synths and driving basslines. Since their recent beginnings, Close Counters have supported the likes of The Kite String Tangle, The Aston Shuffle, Tkay Maidza and Shaggy. Their first single ‘Fluctuate’ was named Track of the Day on international music blog Indie Shuffle, and the track’s music video was aired on ABC TV’s RAGE program. Australian website Pilerats described their debut EP as “diverse as it is interesting as it is just plain groovy”, and Triple J host Veronica Milson dubbed their single ‘Picture Me’ a “straight up party tune from the word go!”.
Close Counters have performed Audio/visual sets, DJ sets and live shows ranging from stripped back club mixes to multi-instrument set ups with featuring vocalists. Finn and Allan are both experienced performers and have played at events including Falls Festival, MONA FOMA and Party In The Paddock.
It’s safe to say 2016 is set to be a big year for the young music duo who have commenced working on their forthcoming EP. The EP will feature artists such as Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire and UK based artist Max Marshall.