Artist info

Genre

Dance, Electronic, Indie, Pop


Sounds like

Oh Wonder, Purity Ring, Broods


band members

Kiersten Nyman and Cameron Taylor


Influences

Glass Animals, Moderat


Bio

Music producer Cameron Taylor and songwriter Kiersten Nyman have pricked up the ears of music fans far and wide with their homespun and tender tunes. Chymes have shown their instinctive and rare ability to draw a listener into their own intimate world. Full of gently flirtatious beats and haunting lyrics, their unique brand of electronic-pop has captured an audience around the globe with their first single ‘Oracle’, debut EP ‘Grow’ and now one of their 2017 tracks ‘Bloom’ with a collective of over a million streams. All together, Chymes have racked up an impressive 3 million+ streams worldwide on Apple Music and Spotify.

The pair have found a sweet spot by experimenting with each other’s contrastingly dark lyrics and playful innocent sounds to create what is uniquely Chymes. The bedroom-studio project continues as Chymes have begun delivering a new and exciting musical journey for 2018 with their first single of the year, "Dreaming".

From a converted spot on Triple J's unearthed rotation, to fan made videos of their lyrics translated into Spanish, hailed as "mesmerising" (Indie Shuffle), with "hints of Purity Ring with its eerie vocals and captivating soundscapes" (Howl & Echoes) and a "new talent" (The Music Ninja). Chymes are bringing a fresh new sound in the fertile Australian independent music scene.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

02 May 2018

Triple J
40

Fans of Purity Ring should find a new band crush from this new Chymes track. Hard to resist Kiersten's breathy vox and the ebbing bass hum.

Fans of Purity Ring should find a new band crush from this new Chymes track. Hard to resist Kiersten's breathy vox and the ebbing bass hum.

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

02 May 2018

Triple J
40

Too fragile to hold and so sweet it'll hurt - but in a great way. This is ridiculously charming.

Too fragile to hold and so sweet it'll hurt - but in a great way. This is ridiculously charming.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

30 Apr 2018

Triple J
40

it's like watching a bubble slowly rise from the ocean floor through the dark water to the top. mesmerising and precious.

it's like watching a bubble slowly rise from the ocean floor through the dark water to the top. mesmerising and precious.