Artist info

Genre

Dance, Indie, Pop


Sounds like

Deeelite, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Scissor Sisters, George Michael, LCD Soundsystem


Influences

Silverchair, LCD Soundsystem, Robyn, Years & Years, Interpol


Unearthed artists we like

Ball Park Music, Cub Sport


Website

brendanmaclean.bandcamp.com

Bio

The Australian prince of indie-pop broke through with his ukulele anthem 'Stupid' in 2013 and debut E.P. 'funbang1.' The 2016 release sparked three singles including Tectonic and Free To Love while gathering global controversy for his music video House of Air which the New Yorker quoted, "Should never be viewed in any public setting."

Likened to a lofi meeting of Robyn and Talking Heads, Brendan released his first LP titled, And The Boyfriends in 2019. The album, his first entry in the ARIA Top 20 Album Charts, saw him exploring more complex lyricism with a newfound subtlety in his vocal performance, built upon his atypically brilliant observational wit and wordplay.

He kicked off 2020 with the hifi disco bop Easy Love before collaborating with Yeo on the moody electro-pop anthem Gemini. His final single for 2020 is Sensational, recorded as apart of the 2020 Apra NZ Songhubs.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

17 Jan 2021

Triple J
40

I'm fluent in strut-able bangers and this one is truly speaking my language. That dirty bass line owns and Brendan gives everything to the delivery of this track.

I'm fluent in strut-able bangers and this one is truly speaking my language. That dirty bass line owns and Brendan gives everything to the delivery of this track.

Review

Review by Bridget Hustwaite Bridget Hustwaite

14 Jan 2021

Triple J
40

What a funky, fun delight! Truly love your versatility, Brendan. The fact that you can go from a chilling, mellow collab with Ainslie Wills to something like this? So impressive.

What a funky, fun delight! Truly love your versatility, Brendan. The fact that you can go from a chilling, mellow collab with Ainslie Wills to something like this? So impressive.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

13 Jan 2021

Triple J
40

it's like the cooler little brother to a bruno mars song (probably still taller than bruno). it's got style and drama in droves!

it's like the cooler little brother to a bruno mars song (probably still taller than bruno). it's got style and drama in droves!