Artist info

Genre

Dance, Electronic, Indie, Pop, Rock


Sounds like

St Vincent, Jagwar Ma, Beck, Björk, Jai Paul, D.D. Dumbo, Foster The People, Stone Roses, MGMT, Client Liaison, Gorillaz


band members

blyolk - vocals/production/guitar


Influences

Beck, Grimes, My Bloody Valentine, St Vincent, The Avalanches, Sleigh Bells, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Queens Of The Stone Age, Jagwar Ma, Caribou, Björk, St Vincent, Panda Bear, Foxygen, Oasis, Animal Collective, Youth Lagoon, Nine Inch Nails, Jai Paul


Website

blyolk.com.au

Bio

Blyolk has always been attracted to the outsiders in pop. Those who take what is standard and push for something more. An affinity for artists like Beck, St Vincent, Grimes as well as contemporaries Superorganism and Mura Masa, firmly place Blyolk (pronounced ‘bloke’) in the world of warped pop.

Melding sticky pop melodies, heavy beats, synth-inspired guitar, psychedelic inspired samples, the result is as familiar as it is future-facing.

After three well received singles ‘Shun The Sun Because I Don't Breathe Youth’, ‘Artshole’ and ‘Don Wowry’ and his first sold out headline show in 2018, the Melbourne producer/songwriter mostly withdrew for the year to write and record.

Blyolk returns in 2019 with ’Dogspeed’, his most intense and introspective release yet. The track sees Blyolk release some hold on production duties for the first time, working with a number of collaborators including Toby Dundas of The Temper Trap.

These sessions were a chance to explore his identity and deep love for classic songwriting amongst the warped pop sonics that occupied Blyolk’s past songs.

With a burgeoning catalogue of new music bubbling under the surface, Blyolk is ready to deliver his aptly titled ’warped pop’ to the world whether they're ready or not.

Contact: blyolkmusic@gmail.com

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

19 Mar 2019

Triple J
45

blyolk is back with his best track yet! And the best part, the more I listen to it, the more I can't get enough. It's unusual, it's captivating and it's creative. There's something about this that really stands out when you hear it. You're on to something!

blyolk is back with his best track yet! And the best part, the more I listen to it, the more I can't get enough. It's unusual, it's captivating and it's creative. There's something about this that really stands out when you hear it. You're on to something!

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

15 Mar 2019

Triple J
45

it's dramatic, gritty, left of centre and has a special ingredient in it that i can't decipher, a secret spice that should be kept under lock and key.

it's dramatic, gritty, left of centre and has a special ingredient in it that i can't decipher, a secret spice that should be kept under lock and key.

Review

Shun The Sun Because I Don&...

blyolk

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

21 Jun 2017

Triple J
45

Everyone keeps talking about how bloody great this track is. I definitely hear an essence of Beck, modern twists combined with this sort of ambiguous darkness. It's a unique style and I'm a huge fan!

Everyone keeps talking about how bloody great this track is. I definitely hear an essence of Beck, modern twists combined with this sort of ambiguous darkness. It's a unique style and I'm a huge fan!