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

Drowning Purple (Winifred R...

Cheekbone

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

29 Jul 2021

Triple J
40

Cheekbone remixing Winifred had me keen on that billing alone. The original's dark pop vibe just received an industrial injection.

Cheekbone remixing Winifred had me keen on that billing alone. The original's dark pop vibe just received an industrial injection.

Review

Pity - #DIYSupergroup

Cheekbone

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

Pity - #DIYSupergroup

Cheekbone

Review by David Woodhead David Woodhead

05 May 2020

Triple J
40

I pressed play and was instantly knocked up from that bass. Thanks Cheekbone, I'm sending you my medical bills.

I pressed play and was instantly knocked up from that bass. Thanks Cheekbone, I'm sending you my medical bills.