Artist info

Genre

Electronic, Metal, Pop


band members

Adib Parker


Influences

The Mars Volta, Billy Talent , Shlohmo, MGMT, Arca


Bio

Cheekbone is truly a product of his upbringing - a hybridised weapon of eastern instrumentation and modern EDM. His production intersects post-everything internet ideals with surprisingly cinematic pop-facing songwriting.

The Australian-born, Iranian-Canadian stacks up references that shouldn’t
work but do. At its core it’s chaos: heavy percussion rhythms thick with bass
distortion, melancholic metal guitar working alongside frenetic ney flute and
santoor in a pummelling distillation of east meets west.

Summoning his unholy communion of Death Pop - Cheekbone debuted the festival stage in style, christening his set at GTM 2019 with crowd surfing and circle pits. Ushering in his soon to be released EP, Cheekbone will deliver releases with cinematic atmosphere and blaring distortion in waves of unapologetic torrents.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

20 Jun 2020

Triple J
40

Raw, rare talent. Cheekbone's a real one.

Raw, rare talent. Cheekbone's a real one.

Review

Review by Max Quinn Max Quinn

20 May 2020

Triple J
40

Give Cheekbone the prize for "loudest entry," and also give Cheekbone a support slot on the next Dillinger tour.

Give Cheekbone the prize for "loudest entry," and also give Cheekbone a support slot on the next Dillinger tour.

Review

Review by Pip Rasmussen Pip Rasmussen

15 May 2020

Triple J
45

OH SHIIII I was not ready for that Mad Max Fury Road Realness. Wowee, love this one from you.

OH SHIIII I was not ready for that Mad Max Fury Road Realness. Wowee, love this one from you.